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

  ’Bridging the Difference’ conversation kicks off

Lancaster County School District uses metal detectors

Three teens charged in threat that prompted lockdown at Olympic HS

Onslow County School District bounces back from Hurricane Florence

Educators take some credit for election results

Phillip O. Berry Academy gets new football field

Charges dismissed against Charlotte barber

Mallard Creek HS volleyball players disappointed after meeting with NCHSAA commissioner

CMS school board tackles municipal concerns

CMS schools prepare to serve as voting poll locations

Safety concerns addressed at CMS school board meeting

CMS Parents talk to their kids after a fatal shooting at Butler HS

Retired detective calls people who threatened him at polling place terrorists

Suspended CMS teacher under investigation for providing drugs to students

CMS Superintendent is a finalist for Urban Superintendent of the Year

Cornelius Pre-School Shuts Down without notifying parents

CPCC offers support for people just released from prison

Legendary firm Ferguson, Chambers and Sumter marks 50 years of legal excellence

Parents react to CMS decision to close schools

Comfy Coach aims to reduce traffic stress in Charlotte