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Russ Riesinger: Morning Anchor/Reporter

Russ Riesinger is a veteran television journalist who viewers in the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry have come to know and trust. 

Russ anchors WTOC's THE News at Daybreak from 4:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. He also reports for our other newscasts here on WTOC.

Russ has spent over three decades in television news—mostly here in the Southeast.  During that time he has reported on everything from presidential campaigns to Major League Baseball’s World Series to some of the worst storms to ever hit the east coast.

Before coming to Savannah in 2004, Russ anchored the news for television stations in Charlotte, NC, Raleigh, NC and Charleston, WV.  He started his career on the sports desk in his hometown of Billings, MT and also did sports in Joplin, MO and Chattanooga, TN—where he was lucky enough to cover SEC football and basketball as well as the Atlanta Braves, Falcons, and Hawks.

Russ is a graduate of the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga and also has a master’s degree from Gonzaga University. When he’s not working, Russ still plays baseball for the six-time Savannah Adult Baseball League champions, the Savannah Reds. He also enjoys golfing, fishing, and hanging out at the beach.

You can reach Russ Riesinger by e-mailing him at russ@wtoc.com, on Twitter at TVguyRuss or on Facebook.

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    (Source: WTOC)(Source: WTOC)
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    Sunday, April 22 2018 5:39 PM EDT2018-04-22 21:39:23 GMT
    (Source: WTOC)(Source: WTOC)
    (Source: WTOC)(Source: WTOC)
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    Sunday, April 22 2018 10:18 AM EDT2018-04-22 14:18:11 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    High pressure will begin to lose its influence Sunday as a low-pressure system approaches from the west. The low will bring much-needed rain to the area Sunday night into Monday before slowly lifting up the coast through the middle of the week. 

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