Meet WBIR anchor Russell Biven
I've been a part of the WBIR family since November of 1999. I started as the weekend sports anchor, but in October of the following year, I began co-hosting Live at Five, now known as Live at Five at Four!
It's been a tremendous blessing to tell stories of the people and places that make East Tennessee such a wonderful place to live.
In 2008, even though I don't even drink coffee, I took on the role of co-host on 10News Today.
My career started as a production assistant in the sports department at CNN. From there, I produced and wrote NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL segments with writers from Sports Illustrated. In 1997, I was promoted to CNN Headlines Sports anchor and International sports anchor for CNN International.
I have a wonderful wife and three beautiful children.