Chris Russo Net Worth, Wife, Age, Daughter, Height, Family, Salary, Mad Dog and Retirement

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Chris Russo Biography and Wikipedia

Chris Russo is an American journalist and radio personality currently serving as a radio talk show host on Sirius XM Radio and appears as a sports contributor on the MLB Network. Previously, he served as a co-host and on a famous radio show known as the Mike and the Mad Dog sports radio program on WFAN News in New York City. Russo also hosts his own radio show and a channel called Mad Dog Podcast, Mad Dog Sports Radio on Sirius XM and Mad Dog Unleashed.

Chris Russo Education

Russo attended Rollings College in Orlando, Florida where he graduated with a degree in history. He then went on to complete one semester at Sydney University in Australia where he earned a degree in Australian history and literature.

Chris Russo Age

How old is Christopher? Russo is 65 years old as of 2024. He was born Christopher Michael Russo on October 18, 1959, in Syosset, New York, United States. His birthday is celebrated on 18th October every year. His zodiac birth sign is Libra. READ: Alanna Rizzo

Chris Russo Nationality and Ethnicity

Russo holds American nationality and citizenship by birth. He was born and brought up in Syosset, New York, United States. He is of mixed English-American ethnicity/ancestry and nationality.

Chris Russo Height

How tall is Chris? He stands at a height of 6 feet (1.83 m). He also maintains an average body weight of around 54 kilograms. His hair color is light brown and he has blue eyes. However, information regarding his other body measurements is currently under review.

Chris Russo Family | Parents

Russo was born and brought up in the suburbs of Syosset, New York on Long Island, United States. He grew up as the son of Anthony Russo (father) and Vera Russo (mother). Russo’s mother is of Australian and British descent while his father is a native American. Therefore, he spent part of his childhood in Australia and America. Details about his father will be updated once it is confirmed available. READ: Kalista Mitrisin

Chris Russo Wife

Is Chris Married? Russo is currently married to his wife, Jeanne Lavelle. The two love birds exchanged vows in a private wedding ceremony that was held in early 1995. Together they are blessed with four children. They include Timmy, Kiera, Colin and Patrick. The Family resides in New York City.

Chris Russo Son

Russo and his wife are blessed with two sons named Colin and Patrick Russo. His son Colin is around 18 years old as of 2021 while Patrick is the oldest of Russo’s sons. More details about Christopher’s sons will be updated once it is available.

Chris Russo Salary

Russo working as a journalist and correspondent reporter for MLB Network based in New York City earns an annual salary ranging from $98,000 to $250,000. READ: Bodhi Ransom Green

Chris Russo Sirius XM | Mad Dog Sports

Russo is widely known as the former co-host of the Mike and the Mad Dog Sports program on WFAN News with his former host Mike Francesa. He now appears as a sports contributor and a host on MLB. Chris began hsi career on Television for the first time by working for WKIS in Orlando Florida from 1984 to 1987. During his tenure with WKIS, he was able to cover various major sports events in the United States while seeing a speech therapist.

Chris has to see the therapist in order to make his speech more comprehensible on air. From there, he went on to work as a sports anchor for WMXA News in New York City from 1987 to 1988. By this time, Russo earned his Mad Dog nickname from a radio and TV critic named Bob. He claimed that Russo’s approach to radio is very similar to that of a professional wrestler named, Maurice Cahon. Cahon was widely known as Mad Dog.

In 1989, Chris’ show made its debut on WFAN and he was paired up with Mike after a few weeks. In 2008, WFAN terminated its contract with the show. Therefore, it was moved to Sirius XM Radio as Mad Dog Radio. He now hosts Mad Dog Unleashed on Sirius XM and makes an appearance on the MLB network.

Christopher Russo Net Worth

Russo is a highly acclaimed broadcast Journalist and Radio personality with an estimated net worth of $3 million.

Christopher Russo Podcast

In addition to his work on MLB, Chris is the main host of his own podcast series known as Mad Dog. This particular podcast is a sports-illustrated media podcast that features an interview with Chris and his co-host Mike Francesa where they discuss their career and their views on the current things happening in sports today.

Christopher Russo Books

  • Russo, Christopher; Allen St. John (2003). The Mad Dog 100: The Greatest Sports Arguments of All Time. Doubleday.
  • Russo, Christopher; Allen St. John (2006)