SEATTLE — KING 5 has announced the transition of Take 5 host and reporter Angela Poe Russell to Evening, the station’s original lifestyle and entertainment show that’s been celebrating the Pacific Northwest for more than 30 years. On March 2, Russell joins Saint Bryan, Jim Dever and Kim Holcomb as the fourth host on the beloved storytelling program.
“It’s a dream come true for all of us at Evening to have a journalist of Angela’s caliber join the team. Between Angela’s wealth of experience in broadcasting and her knowledge of Western Washington, she is our ideal reporter/host for Evening,” said Lindsay Sieverkropp, director of local programming. “We look forward to seeing Angela’s personality and perspective take Evening to the next level.”
Russell brings her vast broadcast knowledge to a team of hosts and producers with decades of combined storytelling experience. Her award-winning journalism has brought numerous awards, including a coveted 2019 Gracie Award from the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation. Her success in news has only fueled her desire to find new ways to share stories with audiences, creating connections with viewers near and far.
“Every day, Evening brings people together to celebrate what’s great about our community,” said Russell. “It’s a safe space where we share our common interests around food and entertainment; but through people’s stories, it’s also where we share our hopes and dreams. I couldn’t be more excited and honored to join such a thoughtful team of professionals.”
Take 5 will transition on March 2 to KING 5 News at 4 p.m., anchored by Greg Copeland and Jessica Janner Castro. Copeland and Janner Castro, alongside KING 5 anchors Joyce Taylor and Mark Wright, will continue to provide audiences with more evening news coverage than any other broadcaster in Seattle.