Chris Russo is a well-known sports radio personality, broadcaster, and host. Chris Russo is famous as the ex-co-host of the American sports radio show named Mike and the Mad Dog.
He also hosts many radio shows including Mad Dog Unleashed, SiriusXM Ch. 82 Mad Dog Sports Radio.
Apart from this, Chris also hosts the show named High Heat on MLB Network.
He also received the Radio Hall of Fame. Hello, I am your host Rajesh Bansal, tell you below about Chris Russo’s Wiki, Age, Height, Wife, Family, Children, Salary & Net Worth.
Chris Russo Wiki/Biography
Chris Russo was born on 18th October 1959 (Age: 64 years; As of 2023) in Syosset, New York, United States.
His nationality is American and his ethnicity is American-British descent.
His profession is a radiocaster. He is famous for his nickname Mad Dog. He follows Christianity (religion).
Chris Russo Educational Qualification
He completed his schooling at Darrow School in New Lebanon. After completing high school, he attended Rollins College and graduated in history.
Apart from this, Chirs also studied at Cranleigh School for one spring season and one semester at the University of Sydney for Australian history and literature. He is a well-educated man.
Chris Russo Height & Weight
- Height: 6′ 0 inches
- Weight: 75 kg (approx.)
- Eye Colour: Brown
- Hair Colour: Brown
Chris Russo Family & Parents
Chris was born into a middle-class well-settled family to Italian-American parents. He is the only loving son of his parents.
His father’s name is Anthony Michael (also known as Tony) and his mother’s name is Vera Molly Russo (housewife).
Her father’s ethnicity is American from Flushing Queens and her mother’s belongs to British ethnicity from England. According to the media sources, his father’s profession is also a radio host.
Chris Russo’s Wife & Children
Chris is a talented radio host. He married to Jeanne Lavelle in a beautiful wedding ceremony on 6th May 1995. They both are a happy wedding couple.
Chris and Russo have four children Timmy Russo (son), Kiero Russo (daughter), Colin Russo (son), and Patrick Russo (son). At present, he lives in New Canaan, Connecticut, United States.
Chris Russo Career & Profession
Chris Russo’s journey in the broadcasting world began in 1988 on the WFAN Morning Show.
Mike Francesa and Chris “Mad Dog” Russo were an iconic sports radio duo that gained immense popularity.
Soon after, he secured his own weekend show on Saturday mornings.
A pivotal moment came when Pete Franklin’s drive-time show wasn’t renewed, leading WFAN to pair Russo with Mike Francesa.
This dynamic duo officially launched “Mike and the Mad Dog” on September 5, 1989, quickly becoming a sensation.
In August 2008, Russo and WFAN reached a mutual agreement to end his contract. Russo clarified that this decision was personal and not due to any animosity with Mike.
On August 15, 2008, he emotionally bid farewell to Francesa on-air.
Their reunion shows at Yankee Stadium in 2009 and Radio City Music Hall in 2016 were moments cherished by their fans.
Post-WFAN, Russo embarked on a new venture with Sirius XM Radio, headlining “Mad Dog Radio.” His flagship program, “Mad Dog Unleashed,” became a staple on the channel.
The deal was lucrative, giving Russo creative control and a platform to bring his vision to life.
However, the transition wasn’t without its challenges. In 2009, Russo addressed Sirius XM’s lower ranking among satellite radio stations, expressing his frustration to the entire staff.
He even “fired” his program director, Steve Torre, though the authenticity of the incident remains uncertain.
In a surprising turn of events in 2023, Russo made a bold statement, vowing to retire if the Arizona Diamondbacks won two consecutive games to advance to the World Series.
When the Diamondbacks achieved this feat, Russo playfully retracted his retirement vow during an appearance on The Howard Stern Show, agreeing to a lighthearted stunt suggested by Stern.
In addition to his radio endeavors, Russo took on hosting duties for the MLB Network TV show “High Heat.”
His continued success in the field led to contract renewals in 2016 and 2019. Despite changes in his professional journey, Russo remains an enduring figure in the world of sports broadcasting.
Chris Russo’s Net Worth & Salary
Chris Russo’s net worth is estimated at approx. $22 million dollars according to the Celebrity Net Worth. He is a famous sports radio personality.
He earns a good income from his profession as a sports broadcaster, and host. He earns a salary of a million dollars per year.
He earns a $10,000 dollars salary per episode according to disclosed by him. He lives in a beautiful house with his wife and four children.
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Chris Russo Amazing Facts
- He is famous for his speaking skills and whistles during the radio show.
- Chris is an avid fan of the San Francisco Giants baseball team.