Dawn Gordon Russell is a hometown girl. After being away from the Jackson metro area for several years, she came back to join the team at WLBT where she got her start in television as a college intern.
An avid traveler, Russell studied abroad in Salamanca, SPAIN and backpacked across Europe.
Russell married her high school sweetheart and the couple moved to Hattiesburg where she went to work for WDAM-TV. That's where Russell's job took her on trips around the world. She covered the aftermath of Hurricane Mitch in Honduras and Nicaragua.
While she's always ready for the next big assignment, Russell is glad to be home near family and friends where she plans to stay. As morning anchor, her goal is to serve the community through her work.