Russell Haythorn joined 7NEWS in November 2005. Russell is an award-winning journalist, most recently honored with a national Associated Press award, along with photojournalist Brad Bogott, for their coverage of the deadly EF5 tornado that ripped through Moore, Oklahoma in May 2013.
Since joining the team at 7NEWS, Russell has covered a number of important stories, including the Black Forest Fire, the Waldo Canyon Fire and the September 2013 Colorado floods. Russell and Brad also traveled to San Diego County, California in May 2014, to assist our sister station with coverage of the devastating wildfires in north San Diego County.
Russell is a Colorado native and a 1998 graduate of Colorado State University in Fort Collins. Prior to joining 7NEWS, Russell worked as a reporter/anchor for KGWN NewsChannel 5 in Cheyenne, Wyo., as a reporter/anchor for KCBD NewsChannel 11 in Lubbock, Texas and as one of the lead 11pm reporters for WFMY News 2 in Greensboro, N.C.
Russell grew up on a farm in northern Colorado, and Russell still enjoys spending his free time helping his brother on the family farm in Eaton, Colorado. Russell, his wife, Emily, and daughter live in Denver.
"If you ever have a story idea, don't hesitate to write me," he said. "I'm always interested in your ideas."
E-mail Russell at Russell@TheDenverChannel.com.