Russ Thomas

KPAX

Weekend Meteorologist/Multi Media Journalist

What is your job?
Weekend Meteorologist/Multi Media Journalist

When did you start working here?
May of 2003

Where else have you worked?
KSLA-TV in Shreveport, LA

Where did you go to college?
Florida State University

Where did you grow up?
Marietta, GA

What are some of the biggest news stories you have covered or led coverage of?
I led weather coverage for Tropical Storm Allison which hit the gulf coast in Louisiana and Texas. It was a big storm with widespread damage. I also was the lead forecaster for several tornado outbreaks in the Shreveport area.

What is your philosophy on news?
My philosophy would definitely be accuracy over speed. Getting the story to 100% accurate is ALWAYS the right thing to do.

What do you love about living here?
Without a doubt, the people. This is a close not community that is very active and offers so much to outdoor enthusiasts, as well as those who enjoy the arts. The community is charitable and giving.

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