Russ Bowen

Anchor / Reporter

Russ Bowen
Russ Bowen
Anchor / Reporter
Russ Bowen co-anchors the weekend 5, 6 and 11pm newscasts and reports for the 11pm newscast during the week. Russ can often be seen in the earlier shows as well.

Russ came to KOMO 4 in early 2013 from WLOS/WMYA in Asheville, NC. He was the 10pm co-anchor for WMYA and reported daily. Before that he served as the Western Carolina Bureau Chief and then weekend anchor. Prior to WLOS Russ reported for WCTI in New Bern, NC.

Russ broke the story to the nation about an Appalachian preacher who told his congregation if they voted for John Kerry they needed to "come to the altar and repent or resign". He was also the first reporter to report from inside the controversial Washington DC townhouse where several members of congress live. It's better known as C Street House.

Russ is an 9 time Emmy Award Winner including several for writer and reporter. He's won four N.C. Associated Press Awards. He's been honored by the North Carolina Chapter of Mother's Against Drunk Drivers and Veteran's of Foreign Wars.

He has a BA from UNC-Wilmington in Mass Communication and a BA in Media Studies with a concentration in Journalism from UNC-Greensboro where he graduated Magna Cum Laude.

“Living and working in Seattle has always been a dream of mine. I felt at home as soon as I arrived here. It’s a thrilling opportunity to connect with and tell the stories of the people of the Pacific Northwest. Every day is like a vacation because I’m always seeing something new that just blows my mind. This is truly among the most gorgeous places in the world.”

Recent stories by Russ Bowen