A Daily News article in September 2012 says that Shiba Russell is 37 years old. She could be 41 years old now. Some rumors say that she was divorced and has a child.
Shiba Russell began her broadcasting career in Washington, D.C. as a correspondent for Medill News Service. Then she moved to News 12 The Bronx as weekend evening anchor. There she won an award from the New York State Association for Retardèd Children in 1999 for her special series on group homes for mentally disabled adults.
In latest news, with the recent announcement of veteran news anchor Brenda Wood’s upcoming retirement from WXIA/11Alive in February 2017, 11Alive is pleased to announce that Shiba Russell has been named evening co-anchor.
Shiba Russell joined 11Alive in July 2016 and is currently morning co-anchor on Atlanta Alive. Prior to moving to Atlanta, Russell served as co-anchor of NBC 4 New York’s Noon and 5:30p.m. weekday newscasts. She will join Jeff Hullinger as evening co-anchor beginning early 2017. Read more at 11Alive.com.