Chrissy Russo is an American-born journalist, meteorologist, show host and producer for FOX 5 San Diego. She practices the Israeli form of self-defense called Krav Maga, which she publically advocates. Chrissy is well-known for being a natural on air with an energetic and dynamic delivery style. She is a hard-working team player in the newsroom and in the field. She has a long history of credibility and integrity with her sources.

From being a beat reporter, news anchor, Padres pregame show reporter, FOX national correspondent for New Year’s Eve shows to a meteorologist and traffic anchor, Chrissy has worked in the business since 1996.

Which professional sport would you play and why? Soccer. It’s legal to slide tackle on the field. Every time I do it to people in the grocery store or at the mall the cops show up.

If you were not in TV news, what profession would you choose? I can’t even imagine.

What’s something that no one knows about you? That I still wear my retainers at night. And sometimes when I’m jogging I fantasize about old rescues I went on years ago as a Virginia Beach lifeguard. It makes me train harder to think someone is drowning and I have to go save them.

Dinner for five, who would you invite (dead or alive)? David Duchovny, U-T columnist Tim Sullivan, Julie Foudy, Gandhi and my dog Sally.

Recent Articles
  • Get close to dolphins with SeaWorld’s interaction program

    Heather Lake and Chrissy Russo spent Monday morning experiencing the dolphin interaction program at SeaWorld.

  • Scattered showers continue, but warm weather expected soon

    More cool weather and scattered showers were in the forecast Wednesday for San Diego County.

  • Wet weather could stick around through Wednesday

    Cool and cloudy weather was expected Monday in San Diego County while even lower temperatures are expected over the next two days.

  • Muggy, cloudy weekend ahead

    Dry weather will continue Friday across much of San Diego County, but the cloud cover will increase throughout the day ahead of a weak low-pressure system that could bring weekend rain.

  • Dense fog advisory issued for parts of San Diego County

    It was another foggy early morning Wednesday along San Diego County's coastline.

  • High surf prompts closure of Ocean Beach Pier, Children’s Pool

    High surf has prompted authorities to close the Ocean Beach Pier and the wall around the Children's Pool in La Jolla Wednesday.

  • Windy Beach

    Strong winds whip county

    SAN DIEGO — A wind advisory for San Diego County was issued by the National Weather Service for Monday and is expected to be in effect from noon until 9 p.m. for the beaches and inland valleys and from noon until 11 p.m. for the mountain and desert areas. “Headed to the East Coast,” said truck driver Matt Smarrito. “From Georgia all the way to Maine.” Truck driver Matt Smarrito is making sure that everything on his big rig is […]

  • Santa Ana winds blow in warmer weather

    SAN DIEGO — Gusty Santa Ana winds and unseasonably warm weather are expected in San Diego County Friday and Saturday ahead of a second bout of strong winds early next week. A National Weather Service wind advisory for the valleys and mountains is set to remain in effect until 1 p.m. Saturday. Winds of 20 to 30 miles per hour will be possible during the advisory period, along with gusts of 40 to 50 mph and up to 60 mph […]

  • Defend yourself from an active shooter, Part 1

    Learn from experts how to survive an attack by an active shooter in an office, at a concert or in a public place. Part one focuses on how to hide.  

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