Michael Russo (sportswriter)

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Michael Russo is an American sports journalist for the Minneapolis Star Tribune.[1] His primary subject is the National Hockey League (NHL) and Minnesota Wild.

He used to be a vice president of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association, is Chairman of the Minnesota chapter of that association, publishes a blog on the Minneapolis Star Tribune web site called "Russo's Rants", was an NHL columnist for Versus.com, and has been named "Minnesota Sportswriter of the Year" three times (2011, 2012 and 2015) by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association,[2][3] which has been renamed the National Sports Media Association. He has routinely been a guest on radio stations KSTP (AM) (aka 1500 ESPN) and KFAN (AM). He co-hosted the show Russo Radio on 1500 ESPN and is now exclusively on KFAN. He also is an exclusive contributor to Fox Sports North and co-hosts a podcast called the "Russo-Souhan Show" with Star Tribune columnist Jim Souhan.

Russo has a Twitter account where he tweets Wild and NHL information, @Russostrib. He was a selected journalist by NHL.com for the 2010 Olympics and occasionally writes for The Hockey News.

He has worked for the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reporting on the Florida Panthers.[4] In 2000, Russo co-authored the Sports Illustrated for Kids book Rising Stars: The 10 Best Young Players in the NHL.[5]


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