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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. 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.
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, and is expected to recover.
2012: Hell On Heels; The first of a trilogy of novels whose protagonist, P.J. Santini, is a Buffalo, New York television reporter who, like Russell, is also a private investigator and a woman with “a weakness for dangerous men and high heels”. The Toronto Star called P.J. Santini "the love child of Janet Evanovich and Elmore Leonard". A second novel, Heels of Fortune, was due out by Thanksgiving 2013.
2011: Public Broadcasting System's MediaShift…Your Guide To The Digital Media Revolution (August 22, 2011): [ “Teaching Journalism in an Age When News Comes to You”
1999: How to Win Friends, Kick Ass and Influence People…a Memoir
- Ex-CNN reporter kills intruder and is wounded in New Mexico Motel 6 shootout, Washington Post, 2016-07-02.
- Official site of Lynne Russell
- Lynne Russell at the Internet Movie Database
- Photos of Lynne Russell anchoring at Headline News
- The Soup Cans Interview: Lynne Russell
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