August 12, 2004
KMOV Channel 4 welcomes new reporter/anchor
St. Louis, MO -- Allan Cohen, President and General Manager of KMOV Channel 4, announced the hiring of Russell Kinsaul as a Reporter/Anchor for "News 4 St. Louis."
Kinsaul comes to KMOV from KCTV in Kansas City, Mo., where Kinsaul was an anchor and reporter for over 10 years, most recently as co-anchor of the CBS-affiliate's 5, 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts. He previously worked as a morning anchor at KJRH-TV in Tulsa, Okla.; as an evening news anchor at KPLC-TV in Lake Charles, La.; and as a weekend news anchor/reporter in Lawton, Okla.
"We are delighted to have Russ join us at KMOV," Cohen said. "He is a dedicated, passionate journalist with strong Midwestern roots. He is going to be the perfect fit at KMOV. He believes in giving back to the community which is an essential part of the fabric of our television station."
Kinsaul began his career in television news as a camera operator in Oklahoma at the age of 16. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma where he attended on a McMahon Journalism Scholarship.
Involved in his community, Kinsaul most recently served on the advisory board of "Sunflower House: A Child Abuse Prevention Center," was a regular volunteer at Corinth Elementary School in the Shawnee Mission school district, a frequent volunteer emcee for non-profit agencies and served on the host committee at Heartland Community Church.
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