Russ Riesinger

Russ Riesinger


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 seven-time Savannah Adult Baseball League champions, the Savannah Reds. He also enjoys golfing, fishing, and hanging out at the beach.

Recent Articles by Russ

  Don't Be a Victim: Storm Scams

Don’t Be a Victim: First-time gun buyers

  Don’t Be a Victim: Cyber scamming

Don’t Be a Victim: Fake Goods

  Don't Be A Victim: Online Sexual Predators

  Don’t Be a Victim: Storm scammers

  Don’t Be a Victim: Keep kids safe from gun injury

  Don’t Be a Victim: Tech support scams

Don’t Be a Victim: ATM & credit card skimmers

  Don't Be a Victim: Summer property crime

  Don't Be a Victim: Internet Safety Month

  Don't Be a Victim: Leaving children in vehicles

Don't Be a Victim: Vacation tips

Don't Be a Victim: Boating Safety

Don't Be a Victim: Deputy Scams

Don't Be a Victim: Craigslist Scams

Don't Be a Victim: Elder Fraud

  Don't Be a Victim: Scammers targeting millennials

88-year-old runner nears milestone

Don't Be a Victim: Identity theft

  Don't Be a Victim: Military profiles

  Don't be a Victim: Program to Help Deputies

Most Wanted: 3/28/18

Don't Be a Victim: Stopping Spoofers

Most Wanted: 3/21/18

Don't Be a Victim: Tax time is scam time

Most Wanted: 3/14/18

Don't Be a Victim: St. Patrick's Day safety

Most Wanted: 3/7/18

Don't Be A Victim: Dog safety