Terri Russell

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Terri is unique in that she is a native Nevadan from Reno who attended schools locally through high school, ultimately graduating from Reno High School. She then attended Arizona State University, where she received a degree in broadcasting.

Returning to her roots, Terri began her broadcasting career as an associate director for KTVN in Reno. Given a chance to advance by then-news director Ed Pearce, Terri steadily rose through the ranks and became a producer, general assignment reporter, medical reporter and fill-in anchor.

In 1989, Terri moved to Las Vegas and produced and reported a medical segment, which aired seven days a week on KVBC. She then moved into a writing position at KPTV in Portland, Oregon in 1995 and a year later became an anchor/reporter at KTCI in Vancouver, Washington.

In 1997, Terri moved back home to be closer to family. She is currently a general assignment reporter with KOLO, Monday through Friday for the 4:30/ 5:00/6:30/11:00PM newscasts.

Terri has received numerous awards and accolades, including an Emmy award for a series of reports on organ transplantation called "The Silent Heroes"

She's been recognized 13 times with Emmy nominations.

She serves on the Board of Trustees for the San Francisco Chapter of the National Association of Television Arts and Sciences.

Terri won special commendation for her work with the academy at the Emmy Awards in 2005.

“Extreme Mustang Makeover” was nominated for an Emmy and received an Associated Press Award, as well as recognition from the Radio & Television News Directors Association.

She received an Edward R. Murrow Award in 2006 for an investigative series, "Are You Covered?" She received another Murrow Award in 2014 for writing, “Caught in the Crosswalk.”

In 2013 she was recognized by the NorCal RTNDA for two programs she produced, wrote, edited and narrated. Best Public Affairs Program: "Run, Retreat, Resist." Best Long Form Program: "The Other Side of the Fence."

In 2016, “The Other Side of the Fence” won best news story in New York City at the Equine Film Festival.

"Run, Retreat, Resist”, was also nominated for an Emmy by the San Francisco NATAS Chapter in 2013.

She has been twice awarded Family Kaiser Foundation mini-fellowship in Health.

She is also in the Nevada Broadcasters Hall of Fame.

When not working, Terri enjoys riding her two horses in the eastern Sierra Nevada, cooking, traveling, and taking care of two cats and bloodhound Wyatt.

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