Keith Russell

Keith Russell

Keith Russell joined CBS 11 in March 2015 from WTXF in Philadelphia, where he hosted Eagles pre- and post-game shows for the 2014 season.

It was Russell’s second stint in Philadelphia, as he was the primary sports anchor at WPVI for 7 years, from 2005-2012.

There, he hosted a top-rated live weekly high school football show and anchored wall-to-wall coverage of live events such as the Philadelphia Phillies’ World Series Championship in 2008.

Prior to his time at WPVI, Russell spent more than five years as an anchor at ESPN. He also had stops as a sportscaster at CNN/HLN and a news anchor in Washington, D.C.

 When he’s not covering sports, Keith is an avid movie-watcher and bowler. You may run into him at the nearest discount store, adding to his reputation of being the biggest bargain shopper.

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Leighton Vander Esch: Born To Be A Cowboy

Growing up in Riggins, Idaho — a town with 410 people — he’s fought against the stereotype of being a small-town guy his entire life.

08/12/2018

Olympic Champ Michelle Carter To Share Successes With North Texas Girls

She is hosting a confidence camp for young ladies from July 26 to 28 in Arlington.

07/12/2018

Michael Irvin

Cowboys Draft Drought Ends With Michael Irvin

The Cowboys got hit with a draft drought in the 1980s as the team missed on multiple first-round picks. But the drought ended in 1988.

04/24/2018

Cowboys’ Witten, NFL Prospects Help Kids Get Suited For Success

Witten and draft prospects welcomed kids from the Family Place Shelter, an organization that assists those who have been affected by domestic violence.

04/24/2018

Ed 'Too Tall' Jones

Cowboys Have Done Well With First NFL Draft Picks

In 1974, the Cowboys selected Ed ‘Too Tall’ Jones in the NFL Draft. In 1991, the Cowboys traded for the first pick to select Russell Maryland. And in 1989, the team selected Troy Aikman.

04/21/2018

Herschel Walker

Cowboys Trade Herschel Walker For 5 Players & 6 Draft Picks

Herschel Walker won a Heisman Trophy at Georgia and was drafted by the Cowboys in 1985. But his biggest contribution to the team came when he was traded in 1989.

04/20/2018

Memorable Draft Moments

Cowboys Pick Both DeMarcus Ware & Marcus Spears

The Cowboys had a pair of first-round draft picks in 2005, and there was disagreement over who should be picked first — DeMarcus Ware or Marcus Spears.

04/19/2018

Steve Walsh

Cowboys Select Steve Walsh In Supplemental Draft

The Cowboys picked quarterback Troy Aikman in the 1989 NFL Draft, but also selected quarterback Steve Walsh in the supplemental draft. Of course, it all worked out in the end.

04/14/2018

Jason Witten

Cowboys Select Jason Witten In NFL Draft’s Third Round

Bill Parcells took control of the Cowboys draft in 2003, and jumped on tight end Jason Witten in the third round.

04/13/2018

Cowboys Draft Dynamic Duo Of Elliott & Prescott

With the fourth pick in 2016, the Cowboys selected Ezekiel Elliott. Then, 131 picks later, the franchise found their next quarterback in Dak Prescott.

04/12/2018

Jason Garrett Is A Motivating Force On And Off The Field

Tuesday morning, Garrett broke away from head coaching duties to deliver a motivational speech at the Arlington Convention Center. CBS11 was allowed exclusive access to the event.

04/10/2018

Cowboys Have Picked Great Players Late In The Draft

Larry Cole was drafted 428th overall in the 1968 NFL Draft. Dennis Thurman was selected in the 11th round of the 1978 NFL Draft. Larry Brown was picked in the 12th round of the 1991 NFL Draft.

04/07/2018

Randy White Leads The Cowboys ‘Dirty Dozen’

The 1975 draft class for the Cowboys was famously named ‘The Dirty Dozen’ because 12 rookies made the squad. Randy White was the star of the class.

04/06/2018

BLOG: Jared Leto Is Driven to Achieve Unity

Riding as a passenger with two-time NASCAR winner Tyler Reddick, Leto says the experience of going over 170 miles per hour was truly intense.

04/04/2018

Troy Aikman Becomes First Draft Pick In Jerry Jones Era

Troy Aikman was the first NFL Draft pick for the Cowboys after Jerry Jones bought the team, and it made Dallas super once again.

04/01/2018

Dallas Cowboys Host Military Draft Combine

The event is designed to help assist service members who are transitioning back to civilian life and find meaningful working opportunities.

04/01/2018

Marcus Garrett: From Skyline HS To The Final Four

When the Kansas Jayhawks step onto the court in San Antonio Saturday night against Villanova, they’ll do it with a freshman who was made for this moment.

03/30/2018

BLOG: The Opening Day Experience

The exhilaration of Opening Day is something everyone should experience at least once, says CBS11’s Keith Russell.

03/29/2018

Big 12 Basketball Stars Get Post Season Honors

Keenan Evans, Trae Young and Mo Bamba all lead their teams to the NCAA Tournament.

03/27/2018

Dallas Stars Create Special Moment For Fan Battling Leukemia

On team photo day, Stars defenseman John Klingberg made one young man’s wildest dreams come true.

03/27/2018

Texas Tech’s Keenan Evans’ Family Feeling Sweet

CBS11 Sports had a chance to catch up with Keenan Evans’ parents before they left for Boston where Texas Tech meets Purdue in the Sweet 16 Friday night.

03/22/2018

TCU Can’t Wait For Showtime In Detroit

CBS11 Sports reporter Keith Russell is in Detroit with the team and fans.

03/15/2018

Hungry Horned Frogs Arrive In Detroit For NCAA Tournament

Head Coach Jamie Dixon is preaching one message to the team. “You are good enough to be here and beat anyone,” he said.

03/14/2018

Why TCU’s Kenrich Williams Is ‘Cutting Edge’

Senior forward Kenrich Williams is ready for the national stage with his highly criticized hairstyle known as the “Shag.”

03/07/2018

TCU’s Jamie Dixon Marches Into The Madness

TCU men’s basketball coach Jamie Dixon can think back to 1987 when he was a guard on the last Frogs team to win an NCAA tournament game. 31 years later, he’s poised to see this current TCU team end the drought.

03/04/2018

Mansfield Timberview Girls Basketball Team Heads To Semi-Finals

Timberview (36-2) takes on Corpus Christi Flour Bluff (29-9), 8:30 p.m. tonight at the Alamodome in the UIL Class 5A state semifinals.

03/01/2018

Bryn Gerlich: Like Mother, Like Daughter

When she looks in the stands, she instantly realizes where her inspiration comes from. Bryn’s mother, Krista Gerlich, was a star player on the women’s basketball team that won the national title in 1993 at Texas Tech.

02/09/2018

SMU Forward Akoy Agau Is Proof That Anything Is Possible

SMU forward Akoy Agau was once one of the top high school prospects in the country. Near the end of his high school career, injuries set in. But there is a reason that Agau won’t complain.

02/07/2018

Jay Ajayi’s Run From Frisco Liberty HS To Super Bowl LII

Philadelphia Eagles running back Jay Ajayi will play in Super Bowl LII on Sunday!

02/02/2018

Michael Johnson Giving Kids At Skyline HS Golden Advice

Johnson, who grew up in Oak Cliff, encouraged the students to make good choices in life and to dedicate themselves to being their best on and off the track. 

01/31/2018

From Little Boy In Haltom City To Football’s Biggest Stage

When the Eagles take the field against the Patriots in Super Bowl LII, it will be hard not to notice Halapoulivaati Vaitai. There are some in DFW who will always remember him as a little boy in Haltom City.

01/29/2018

In A Class By Herself

There are a lot of highly recruited basketball players in North Texas. Keith Russell introduces us to Kennedy Taylor.

01/18/2018

‘Rapping’ Up Her College Career In Style

Toree Thompson has been rapping since she was a young child and recently released her first music video.

01/09/2018

Special Delivery From Cowboys’ Jason Witten

Jason Witten surprised a fan in need with a grocery delivery on his off day!

12/12/2017

Jerry Jones And Dallas Cowboys Competing For The Preston Road Trophy

“We look at it as a rivalry game because both teams started here in Dallas in 1960,” Chiefs Owner Clark Hunt admitted to CBS 11 Sports this week.

CBS 11–11/02/2017

Dak Prescott Practices With Highland Park Football Team

Even in the midst of the Cowboys bye week, Dak Prescott continues to lead by example.

10/12/2017

Tackling Stereotypes At North Dallas High

The North Dallas High School football team draws inspiration from a special young lady.  Desiree Allen has been an assistant coach on the team for the last three years. 

09/21/2017

Texas Woman Inspires Kids As High School Football Coach

Desiree Allen is in her third year as an assistant coach with the North Dallas High School football team, and she will not apologize for breaking barriers and tackling a place in a man’s world.

09/21/2017

Ice Cube Talks About The ‘BIG 3’ In Big D

Ice Cube is bringing his BIG 3 league of 3-on-3 basketball to the American Airlines Center in Dallas on Sunday. He stopped by the CBS 11 News studio to discuss what makes BIG 3 so special.

07/28/2017

DISD Creating Its Own Hall Of Fame

Nomination for the inaugural DISD Hall of Fame class is running through the end of September.

07/21/2017

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