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Russ Mitchell Married, Wife, Salary, Net Worth, Bio

Russ Mitchell is an American journalist. He is famous for his career in CBS where used to host “The Early Show” on Saturday. Moreover, he was also an anchor of the show during the week and also was a weekend anchor of the CBS Evening News.

Russ Mitchell was active in the field of television ever since his high school. While he was in his high school, Russ did his first job in television. He was doing a position of a part-time switchboard operator at KTV in his hometown St. Louis. Russ joined Kansas City Television KMBC as a reporter. Later, Russ was an anchor for WFAA Dallas in between 1983 and 1985. Then he reported at KTVI St. Louis in between 1985 and 1987. He was also a weekend reporter and host in KMOV in between 1993 and 1995.

Russ Mitchell joined CBS News in 1992 as co-host of “Up to the Minute.” He was a correspondent on CBS for ‘Eye to Eye’ in between 1993 and 1995. He was also an anchor of the CBS Sunday Night News (1983-1985) and co-anchor on “Saturday Early Show”(1997-2007, 2011). Russ was also a news anchor for the weekday edition of The Early Show (2007-2010), anchor of the CBS Sunday Evening Show (2006-2011) and the CBS Saturday Evening News (2010-2011).


The life of every person is different and is full of Ups and Downs in every step of our life. The different phases of life are full of lessons and memories. Similarly, marriage is that part of life which makes one complete and makes one more socialized. But still, every wedding may not make one complete. Something like this had happened in Russ Mitchell’s Life.

Russ married Erica Townsend in 1987. The couple were having a good time and also had a child. They have a daughter named Ashley who is in college. But only after thirteen years of marriage, due to many hurdles in their relationship, they got divorced in 2000.

Then after six years of single life, Russ Mitchell married Karina Mahtani in 2006. Karina Mahtani is a freelance contributor to entertainment sports to CBS. Pandit Mahesh Shastri conducted a Hindu religious marriage at the Waldorf-Astoria. Karina was 33 years old, and Russ was 46 years old at the time of marriage. Russ’ wife Karina is a graduate of Marymount Manhattan College. Asha and Gul Moorjani are her parents from Hong Kong. She was a previously married to someone else. But after her husband died she became a widow and later married Russ.

Net Worth

Russ Mitchell has been part of the media field ever since his teenage time. He has been part of much local news media as well as national news. Russ has worked as a part-time switchboard operator, reporter, correspondent, and anchors of many shows.

Furthermore, he has also been part of many movie projects like Little Evil (2017) and True or False: Teenagers Mean Trouble (1998). But still, his Net Worth is not public yet.

According to the glassdoor.com, the average salary of reporters of U.S. is $47,741 so her salary must have a salary above this average one as she is very experienced and leaves a masterstroke in her work.

Russ’s Short Bio

Russ Mitchell was born on March 25, 1960. His current age is 58. He was born to mother Julia J. Mitchell and father Lowell E. Mitchell of St.Louis. Russ completed his graduation on Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Missouri in 1982.

Russ also substituted Harry Smith and Mark McEwen on CBS This Morning, the predecessor to the Early Show, and was a correspondent on CBS News Sunday Morning. He was also the first substitute for Scott Pelley on CBS Evening News.

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