|Celebrated Name:||Luke Russert|
|Real Name/Full Name:||Lucas Russert|
|Age:||38 years old|
|Birth Date:||22nd August 1985|
|Birth Place:||Washington D.C., USA|
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):||No|
|Net Worth in 2023:||$10 Million|
|Last Updated:||December 2023|
Luke Russert, is an American TV news correspondent who previously worked for NBC News from 2008 until 2016. Luke has worked for many media networks like NBC Nightly News, TODAY, NBCNews.com, and MSNBC. He’s also appeared as a guest anchor on Andrea Mitchell Reports and Way Too Early on MSNBC.
Early Life & Biography
Russert is the son of the late journalist Tim Russert and Maureen Orth. Russert graduated from Washington, D.C.’s St. Albans School in 2004. While he was at Boston College, he worked for ESPN’s Pardon the Interruption, where he double-majored in Communications and History and graduated in 2008.
Born on 22 August 1985, Luke Russert is 38 years old..
Lukeonce told POLITICO that Ireland’s Four Fields in Woodley Park is one of his favourite pubs in D.C. because the bartenders pour a terrific Guinness, and on any given night you can catch some good live music. Billy Martin’s Tavern in Georgetown is another favourite pub that he likes to visit.
For Parade’s June 19th, 2011 issue, he wrote an essay titled What I Learned From My Dad.Russert is a member of the Buffalo Fan Alliance Board, a group dedicated to preserving the Buffalo Bills in Buffalo, New York, where his father spent his childhood.
While he was at Boston College, Russert co-hosted the sports talk show 60/20 Sports on XM Satellite Radio with James Carville. NBC News hired Russert as a correspondent covering youth issues as part of its coverage of the 2008 presidential election in August 2008, only a month after his graduation from Boston College and a month after his father’s death.
He was given the responsibility of covering both the Democratic and Republican conventions. His election night piece, which looked at how Barack Obama’s victory affected young people, helped NBC win a News & Documentary Emmy for its 2008 Election Night coverage.
Luke has openly acknowledged that critics in the media, including some colleagues, have accused him of unqualified nepotism because he had virtually no professional experience at the time of his hiring. These accusations exist mainly because of both his father’s position at NBC and his mother’s position as a Vanity Fair correspondent. He remarked that all he does is try to ignore it.
He worked as a Congressional correspondent for NBC News on Capitol Hill from May 2009 to July 2016, covering the House of Representatives. In 2010, he made headlines when he received a public apology from Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY), the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee at the time.
This was after Rangel criticized Russert’s aggressive questioning concerning an ethics report that showed some of Rangel’s indiscretions and illegal donation solicitations.
He also covered Hurricane Irene for NBC News in 2011. In February 2012, Russert made his primetime debut on NBC’s Dateline with Conviction, a documentary that looked at whether Jon-Adrian Velazquez’s 1998 murder conviction was warranted or whether Velazquez was wrongfully condemned to life in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. The show was nominated for a News & Documentary Emmy for Best Report in a News Magazine.
In July 2016, Russert abruptly resigned from NBC, citing a desire to assess his career options. Russert is interested in charitable causes that his late father supported. He became the host of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Washington’s annual Congressional luncheon on April 20th, 2010, which was renamed after his father.
As a man that loves sports, Luke watches ESPN’s SportsCenter and College GameDay, as well as NBC’s Sunday Night Football, according to POLITICO.
Awards & Achievements
Here are some of the awards won by Luke:
- Emmy nominee for Best Report in a News Magazine at the 2013 News and Documentary Awards.
- Emmy nominee for Best Outstanding Live Coverage of a Current News Story – Long Form at the 2011 News and Documentary Awards.
Net Worth & Salary of Luke Russert
Luke Russert has had quite a career as a journalist and at such a young age. He has worked for some of the biggest media houses in USA and has done a fantastic job for them.
As of 2022, Luke currently has an estimated net worth of $10 Million, which mainly comes from his career as a journalist. Not much is actually known about his other sources of income like his investments or anything like that.
Luke Russert is a brilliant journalist who has proved his worth despite facing a number of challenges here and there. We look forward to what he’ll do next considering that he resigned from NBC.