Luke Russert is an American journalist and broadcast, news correspondent. The news correspondent was born as a son the NBC stint newsman, Tim Russert. Therefore, he took the footsteps of his father and joined the NBC network, six weeks after his father died.
Before leaving the network, he made his appearances on NBC’s different programs including ‘Today’, ‘NBC Nightly News’, and ‘NBCNews.com’. Also, he has appeared in an episode of ‘The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell‘ in December 2012. Further, he has received a number of rewards and accolades for his role in the 2008 election. However, the correspondent left the company in 2016 by stating that he needed to evaluate his career opportunities.
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Luke Russert: Bio, Family, Education
The correspondent was born on 22, 1985, in Washington D.C., the United States of America. He was born as a son to the veteran newsman, Tim Russert who has worked for the NBC’s ‘Meet the Press’ almost the two and a half decades. But at the age of 58, in 2008, he died suddenly because of a heart attack. His mother, Maureen Orth is also an American journalist, author, and special correspondent for the Vanity Fair.
Looking at his education, he had graduated from St. Albans School in 2004 from Washington D.C. Then later he went on to join Boston College and graduated in 2008. Also, double majored in Communications and History. During his college days, he has worked for ESPN’s ‘Pardon the Interruption’. Meanwhile, he co-hosted the XM Satellite radio show ‘Sports talk’ along with James Carville.
Luke Russert: Career & Achievement
Luke started his career right after graduation and weeks later after the death of his father. The NBC offered him the post of correspondent, covering the youth issues and coverage of 2008 presidential election. For his role in the election, he was awarded by several awards and critics including NBC’s News & Documentary Emmy Award. At the time of his joining to the NBC, he had no experience but alleged to gain the position because of his father and mother reputation. Later, he proved that it was the right decision to hire him.
Then he got the post of Congressional correspondent for NBC News on Capitol Hill for covering the House of representatives from 2009 to 2016. In 2010, he gained media attention when Rep. Charlie Rangel apologized him publically who was serving as a house ways and means committee chairman. Actually what happened was Rep. Rangel verbally attacked Russert for his questions over a report that found the congressman illegally solicited donations and so on. Again next year, this time spotlight came on him when he interviewed with Rep. Anthony Weiner. It was on the issue of sending an inappropriate picture to the young women over the inter which after that Weiner resigned from Congress.
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A few years ago my mother called me and said some guys from FX wanted to turn her book “Vulgar Favors” into a limited series. She wanted to do it and asked if it was a good idea. I responded, “Absolutely, it has been out of print for twenty years-give it new life.” I don’t think we ever expected that new life would lead to the brilliant and kind @darrencriss winning an Emmy for best actor or “The Assassination of Gianni Versace” winning an Emmy for best limited series-but it did! It goes to show that meticulously researched strong story telling never dies and in this current age of TV-you never know what can hit. Proud of @maureen_orth and the @americancrimestoryfx team. Helluva night! 🏆 #acsversace PS: I won an Emmy at NBC so I’m allowed to hold one for a picture. No touching the Stanley Cup curse thing. 😜
In his career with NBC network, he has covered the 2011 Hurricane Irene. In 2012, he debuted his primetime with NBC’s ‘Dateline’. He has also appeared guest host in several shows of MSNBC’s programs like ‘Way Too Early’, ‘Now with Alex Wagner’, and ‘The Daily with Chuck Todd‘.
As of now, he is indulging himself in a different field of reporting and traveling to different places as well. Also, he was nominated for the two Emmy Awards for ‘Best Report in News Magazine’ and ‘Outstanding News Story-Long Form’.
Luke Russert: Personal Life & Girlfriend
Talking about the personal life of the correspondent, he seems a very private person. As a result, there is not much information on his personal and love life as well. There is no clear information on his past dating relationships. It seems that he is totally focused on his career than involving in a romantic way. However, being single, many people including his fans are speculating his sexual preference. But, the reporter himself has not said anything on this matter. Guessing that he prefers not to speak about his personal life in the media.
He has an interest in watching sports and revealed that he makes sure to watch ESPN’s Sportscenter and College GameDay. Further, he is also involved in charities and events that have been passed out by his grandfather to his father and now him, especially an organization ‘Buffalo Fan Alliance’. Other than this, the reporter has never been involved in controversies or rumors.
Luke Russert: Net Worth & Social Media Profiles
Looking at what he achieved so far, he had a roller-coaster career. As soon as he graduated, he achieved numerous awards and good critics for his work in the 2008 presidential election. Then after that, he got a correspondent position for the NBC Network. And, worked in all the popular shows of NBC’s and appeared as a guest host in some of the MSNBC’s show till 2016. So, we can guess that he has made a profitable career throughout those days. Also after that, he has been reporting and writing for the top magazines. By all these accounts, his net worth has an assumption of over $9 million altogether including his properties.
Russert is pretty much active on social media platforms like Instagram and Twitter. On Facebook, he has an official account @Luke Russert with 3,721 followers. But he has not been active on Facebook since 2016. Moreover, On Twitter, he has @LukeRussert with 252K followers. On Instagram, he has an unofficial account @lukerussert with 16.1K followers.
Luke Russert: Body Measurements
The daring personality has a perfect height of 6 feet 2 inches or 1.88 meters with unknown body weight. He has brown hair and eyes color. Further, no information on his body statics.