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Sad news for viewers of CBS 11 KHOU-TV Houston. Former CBS 11 KHOU-TV Houston reporter John "Rucks" Russell has passed away at the age of 55 yesterday. Russell's former colleague, former CBS 11 KHOU-TV Houston reporter & political analyst Doug Miller received the news from Russell's wife. On Miller's Facebook page, Miller posted a nice tribute for Russell: https://www.facebook.com/doug.miller.75033149/posts/10224020654571793 Russell worked at CBS 11 KHOU-TV Houston from 2006 to 2017, when he left the station to work as the Communications Director for US Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) in Washington, DC; he then became the Senior Media & Communications Specialist HHS Office of Minority Health & also last worked as Chief of Staff/Communications Director for Houston City Council. Prior to KHOU-TV, Russell worked for WNCN-TV Raleigh, NC., WRIC-TV Central Virginia as well as stops in Washington, DC., Orlando, FL & Roanoke, VA. He graduated from Rider University in Lawrenceville, NJ & studied abroad in Besancon, France. https://mikemcguff.blogspot.com/2021/05/rucks-russell-has-passed-away.html