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Ty RussellAnchor / Investigative Reporter

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TY RUSSELL is now in the mountains after spending several years working in Florida. He joined News 13 in February 2021 as an evening anchor alongside Tammy and Holly. Ty is also a member of News 13 Investigates.

Our newest anchor was born and raised in Miami. Si, el habla espanolmas o menos. He recently worked at the CBS station in sunny South Florida, where he was a reporter and anchor. While there, he interviewed then-candidate Joe Biden days before the November 2020 election. He covered most of former President Trump's rallies in the Sunshine State. Ty is also no stranger to wild weather. One of his first stories for Miami's CBS station was reporting during Category 5 Hurricane Michael in Florida's panhandle.

Ty has also worked in Orlando, Fort Myers, and Monroe, Louisiana (Do you remember "Duck Dynasty"? That's where he lived. Yes, he also interviewed the folks involved with the "Swamp People" reality show).

Ty enjoys seeing everyone smile and making people laugh. So, he hopes to make you laugh sometimes while you're home and before bed. But some days are tougher than others. That's why he has a passion for sharing the challenges a community is facing and finding answers to make things better.

When Ty is not at work, he is exploring the mountains. He is also trying to be an expert at hiking. So, if you have any advice or know of any good trails, let him know.

His ultimate passion is to serve the people of WNC. So, if you have a concern or believe he isn't doing enough reporting about a particular topic, let him know. He's an open book. Keep in mind, this is his home, too. He wants to see the community continue to grow and get even better.