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About Lynne Russell
Russell, like PJ Santini, is a TV journalist and private eye. Coincidence? We'll let you decide. Hint: PJ has a penchant for stilettos, dark chocolate, and a certain handsome man whose scent is a mixture of Fahrenheit and gun oil.
Lynne's Russell's memoir, HOW TO WIN FRIENDS, KICK ASS AND INFLUENCE PEOPLE (St Martin's Press), explores the liberating concepts of women's appreciating and utilizing their own abilities and talents...along with peaceful coexistence with the opposite sex, and a healthy celebration of "La Difference!". Actor-comedian Richard Belzer says, "If Xena, Warrior Princess could tell her story, this would be her book."
Her long-standing dedication to the People's Right to Know was recognized in the New York Times, which called her a "just-the-facts stalwart of CNN Headline News"...but also a "news anchor with the personality of a professional wrestler". So much for charm school. In The Washington Post: "We are, frankly, devastated by the news...Lynne Russell is leaving...the future seems a little sadder." Lynne hosted the first U.S. cable in the classroom project, as her "CNN Week in Review" was introduced in schools.
She is a former Deputy Sheriff/Jail Officer in Fulton County [Atlanta] GA, holds two black belts in the martial art Choi Kwang Do, is a certified open water SCUBA diver, keelboat sailor, and enthusiastic - if clumsy - hockey skater.
After CNN, she launched Lynne Russell Red Lipstick, and is the creator of the Benevento Lampshade Company, featuring personally handstitched, one-of-a-kind luxurious Italian silk lampshades, showcased at www.BeneventoLampshades.com. A nod to her Italian heritage and the romance of the Old Country.
Lynne and her husband divide their time between Washington, DC and Italy.
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After fifteen years of international exposure as an anchor for CNN's Headline News, Lynne Russell has become one of the most recognized and beloved women working in broadcast journalism. Renowned for her on-air combination of professionalism and irrepressible energy, Russell is every bit as remarkable off camera as she is on. Not only does she know her way around a newsroom, but as a private investigator, bodyguard, and black belt, she is a force to be reckoned with.
Russell writes, for the first time, about her amazing life, from her memories of childhood as a self-described nomad following her army father around the globe, to a frank look at her ill-advised early marriage, to her steady rise through the ranks of radio and television. Then she turns her attention to what her remarkable achievements have taught her about work, love, body language, and the best little shoe store on the Champs Elysée, and gives us her gutsy advice for life today.