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Linda Russell

POSTED: 03:20 AM CST Dec 24, 2013    UPDATED: 11:40 AM CDT Oct 02, 2013 
Linda Russell

I came to KY3 News as a reporter on November 1st, 2007.  Here in the Ozarks, I have covered stories on a variety of issues, including crime, the economy, agriculture and the environment.  Some of the most memorable include the aftermath of the Joplin tornado and the controversial proposal of a horse slaughter plant in the Ozarks.

Before coming to the Ozarks, I spent more than four years at WIBW-TV in Topeka, Kansas.  During my time in northeast Kansas, I produced newscasts, reported, and anchored the morning and noon newscasts.

My college education included two years at Hutchinson Community College in Hutchinson, Kansas and I completed my bachelor's degree at Washburn University in Topeka.  There, I earned the title of "Outstanding Student in Electronic Media."

I grew up on a primarily wheat and cattle farm in south-central Kansas, one of six children.  Those who knew me as a shy child likely never would have guessed that one day I'd stand in front of a TV camera and bring the news to thousands.

My husband, Jesse, and I are enjoying the Ozarks.  We like floating the Ozarks rivers, hiking, and just taking in all the outdoor beauty of the region.  We have a daughter, Carleigh, a sweet, smart and adventurous child who makes sure our lives are never dull!  I also enjoy singing and dancing.   I'd have to say my favorite food is dessert!

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