Thursday, January 19, 2017

Rucks Russell leaves KHOU 11

After a decade plus, KHOU 11 reporter Rucks Russell leaves TV for new chapter

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Reporter Rucks Russell has worked at KHOU 11 so long, that at the time of his Houston arrival, I wasn't even blogging that seriously about the comings and goings of TV reporters!

Good thing Isiah "Factor" Carey wrote a post about Russell's arrival back in 2006.

Tonight we learn that Russell is leaving the TV news world for something just as high-profile in its own way. According to a tweet, Russell reveals he will be the new Communications Director for U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee in Washington DC.

According to his bio, Russell also worked in Raleigh, N.C., Richmond, Va., Washington, D.C., Orlando, Fla., and Roanoke, Va.

He received his bachelor's degree in journalism from Rider University in Lawrenceville, N.J. He also studied abroad in Besancon, France.

KHOU reporter Grace White gave Russell a big cookie send off.

- Drew Karedes to exit KHOU 11
- Jacqueline Crea to exit KHOU 11

(Thanks Taylor)


  1. Good luck to Rucks. We have to wonder whether Rucks did his research. Here are the links to two classic articles about what it is like to work for Sheila Jackson Lee.
    What's Driving Miss Shelia?
    Sheila Jackson Lee, Limousine Liberal

    1. Rucks would be wise to NOT sell his house, because I predict he'll be back within a year. He would do well to read those articles from the Weekly Standard and the Houston Press. It is a fact that SJL's Congressional office has the highest turnover rate in all of Washington. Her Communications Directors - AKA Flacks - get burned out and leave after six or seven months.

  2. Old Marble Mouth was not very good at his job. Perhaps kissing Sheila's cabosse better suits him.

  3. Anyone want to bet Rucks will be back in the TV biz by 2018 ? Fox 26 might pick him up because they're going to need some new blood.

    1. Fox 26 HOU News people are tv death. Berman and Siebert are great though...


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