Dedrick Russell

Hometown: Washington, DC Family: Wife, Valerie, and daughter, Deja Education: BA in English, Virginia State University Career: Started out as a one-man band for station WJWJ in Beaufort, SC. I shot and edited all my stories. I was a reporter and fill-in anchor there. Several years later I relocated back to Washington, DC. I worked for Newschannel 8, DC's only 24-hour cable news station. I started out as a photographer, then I eventually moved up to reporter. It was very exciting and intense working in DC. I reported during George W. Bush's first presidential inauguration, the 9-11 terrorist attacks, the Washington area sniper incidents, and when the serial arsonist was on the loose. After staying at Newschannel 8 for six years, it was time for a change. There was a reporter position open at WBTV I went for it and I got it. I started at WBTV in November, 2003 and have been loving the journey. I am beginning to wake and sing the song "Nothin' Could Be Finer Than to be in Carolina in the Morning." Honors: 2005 Sigma Delta Chi Award for a series entitled the "Troubled Ten." In the series, I highlighted the ten lowest-performing high schools in CMS and told viewers what each principal was going to do to boost academic achievement. Beat: Education with a focus on CMS Hobbies: Playing violin, learning ways to better myself and spending time with family Favorite Food: Seafood

Recent Articles by Dedrick

  Mt. Carmel Baptist Church becomes Wealth Building Center for community

Charlotte City Councilman James Mitchell blames CRVA for losing CIAA tournament

CMS Superintendent makes African American and Latin American history classes available for all CMS high schools

First African American Mecklenburg County DA is sworn in

Sheriff to temporarily restore in-person visits at Mecklenburg County Jail for the holidays

CMS Parents get answers concerning long bus rides for their special needs kids

UCPS hopes academic achievement continues at Walter Bickett Elementary School

Union County Commissioners ready to vote on resolution concerning Dist. 9 race

Town charter schools are one step away from happening

Concerns that racial profiling may happen when CMS checks students

Harding University High School thinks CMS is leaving them behind

Forming an CMS Equity Committee is still up in the air

Busy day for tow truck operators during winter storm

Duke Energy expecting half a million NC customers to lose power

Safety a top priority for local churches winter weather rolls in

CMS exploring option to open some schools during bad weather

Commissioner says she’s embarrassed colleagues want to go out of town for three-day conference

CMS holds inaugural MEAC meeting

CIAA interviews cities about hosting basketball tournament

Santa and Mrs. Claus pay a visit to Johnson C. Smith University