Lynne Russell

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Lynne Russell (born November 1, 1946 in Orange, New Jersey) is an American former journalist and author. She was the first woman to solo anchor a prime time network nightly newscast, as the popular host of CNN Headline News from 1983 to 2001.[citation needed] While her resume includes local television and radio markets from Miami to Honolulu, she is best known for her work on CNN and on CNN Headline News.[citation needed]

Survived shootout[edit]

She and her husband Chuck de Caro were on a cross-country trip from Washington, D.C. to California and were spending the night of June 30, 2015 at a Motel 6 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, when an armed man forced his way into their room. De Caro was shot three times; he returned fire, mortally wounding the intruder. De Caro was taken to a hospital for two weeks and is currently recovered.[1]

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