Russell Mitchell (born 25 March 1960) is an American journalist best known for his career at CBS where he was anchor of the Early Show on Saturday, and weekend anchor of the CBS Evening News. In December, 2011, it was announced that he would leave CBS to join WKYC in Cleveland, Ohio as a lead anchor, starting in January, 2012. Mitchell was born in St. Louis, Missouri and was raised in Rock Hill. He attended high school in Webster Groves in suburban St. Louis, and went on to graduate from the University of Missouri with a Bachelor of Journalism degree in 1982. Russ Mitchell's first television job came while he was still in high school, working as a part-time switchboard operator at KTVI in his native St. Louis.
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