Christopher Russo Biography
Christopher Russo is an American radio anchor working for MLB Network as a talk show host High Heat, and as of 2021, co-hosts alongside Alanna Rizzo. He joined the MLB Network news team on March 31, 2014, after previously working for WFAN.
Christopher Russo Career
Russo graduated from Rollins College near Orlando, Florida with a degree in history. He also spent one spring at the Cranleigh School south of London, England and one semester at the University of Sydney in Australia studying Australian history and literature. He worked for WKIS in Orlando, Florida between 1984 and 1987 and WMCS in New York City between 1987 and 1988. While he worked here, it became clear that the people of Central Florida were having difficulty understanding his accent, so the station sent him to see a speech therapist twice a week.
Moreover, he received the “Mad Dog” nickname from New York Daily News Sports TV and Radio critic Bob Raissman, who said Russo’s approach to radio reminded him of a former professional wrestler. This wrestler’s name is Maurice Vacho, who was also known as “Mad Dog.” He is famously known for his quick manner of speaking, his whistles, and his trademark greeting of “Good afternoon everybody!”.On August 19, 2008, he signed a five-year contract with Sirius XM Radio to headline a new sports talk channel called Mad Dog Radio on both Sirius and XM satellite radio.
Bringing aboard long-time WINS anchor Steve Torre as the new program director of “Mad Dog Radio” and hiring Bill Zimmerman (known on the air as “Billy Z”) as the executive producer of his show. The show kicked off airing daily on Sirius Channel 123 and XM Channel 144 on September 15, 2008, and it now airs on Sirius and XM Channel 82. The Sirius XM deal he had signed also included daily hosting of an MLB Network TV show, High Heat, which began on March 31, 2014 (and was simulcast on MLB Network Radio.
Christopher Russo Salary
Russo earns an annual salary of about $47,000-$120,000.
Christopher Russo Net Worth
Russo has an estimated net worth of about $1 Million – $7 Million which he has earned through his career as a radio host.
Christopher Russo Age
Russo was born in October 18, 1959 Syosset, Net York on Long Island, United States. He is 68 years old as of 2023, and he celebrates his birthday on the 18th of October every year.
Christopher Russo Height and Weight
Russo stands at a height of 6 feet 1 inches tall however, information about his weight has not been disclosed.
Christopher Russo Family
Russo is the only child of the late Anthony Michael “Tony” (1931–2013) and Vera “Molly” Russo, from Flushing, Queens and England, respectively.
Christopher Russo Wife and Children
Russo is married to Jeanne Lavelle and they tied the knot on May 6, 1995. Together, the couple has been blessed with four children, Timmy, Kiera, Colin, and Patrick. Colin made his radio debut in his father’s old time slot on WFAN on December 30, 2020, co-hosting with Sonny Carton. Russo resides in New Canaan, Connecticut.
Social Media Platform
Russo is very active on his Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook pages. He has 129.9k followers on Twitter 3.9k followers on Instagram, and 2.5k followers on Facebook.