Lynne Russell (born November 1, 1946 in Orange, New Jersey, U.S.) was a radio host on the Toronto AM radio station 1010 AM CFRB News Radio, part of the Astral Media She is best known for anchoring prime time newscasts on CNN Headline News from 1983 to 2001, which made her the first woman to anchor a nationally-televised prime time news program. She has also served as a substitute news reader on then-CBC Newsworld from May 2006 until early 2008. She primarily anchored the one-minute newscasts called 'CBC News: Now' at the top of every hour throughout the primetime schedule of then-CBC Newsworld. In college, Russell studied nursing, but dropped out and started working at a Colorado radio station, first as a receptionist, later as a DJ and talk radio host.
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