My heart sank after I read Tom Russo died over the weekend. If you lived in the Pine Belt in the mid 1990s, you likely remember he co-anchored the news at 5 and 10 on WDAM-TV. From time to time, he was also a guest of what was then WQIS Talk Radio 890.
Tom’s career took him to other stations in Mississippi and Alabama. His last job was assignment manager at WPMI-TV in Mobile, Alabama.
Based on my own recollection and other online accounts, when Tom took on a new professional assignment, he brought his keen sense of humor with him to the newsroom.
Thomas David Russo was truly one of the good guys of the news business — and left this life much too soon at the age of 56.
His obiturary: http://wolfefuneralhomes.com/obituary/thomas-tommy-russo