Christopher Russo Bio, Wiki, Age, ESPN, Height, Wife, Salary, Net Worth, Books, High Heat

Christopher Russo
Christopher Russo

Christopher Russo Biography and Wiki

Christopher Michael Russo popularly known as Mad Dog, is an American sports journalist and radio/ TV personality. He presents the afternoon radio show, Mad Dog Unleashed on SiriusXM Ch. 82 Mad Dog Sports Radio. Russo also serves as a panelist on ESPN’s sports talk show, First Take.

Moreover, Chris also co-hosts the baseball show High Heat on the MLB Network alongside Alanna Rizzo. He previously co-hosted the Mike and the Mad Dog sports radio program with Mike Francesa on WFAN New York.

Christopher Russo Age and Birthday

Russo was born on October 18, 1959, in Syosset, New York, United States. He is 64 years old as of now. His birth sign is Libra. Christopher turns 65 years old on October 18, 2024.

Christopher Russo Height

He stands at a height of 6 feet (Approx, 1.83 m/ 183 cm) tall.

Christopher Russo Education

Russo attended and graduated from Darrow School in New Lebanon, New York. He later enrolled at Rollins College, a private liberal arts college in Winter Park, Florida where he graduated with a degree in history. Chris also spent one semester at Sydney University in Australia studying Australian history and literature.

Christopher Russo Family, Parents, Siblings

The radio personality was born in Syosset, New York to his parents, Anthony Russo (father), and Vera Russo (mother). His father is a native American while his mother is of Australian and British descent.

It’s unclear if he has any siblings. Further details regarding his family background will be updated soon.

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Christopher Russo Wife, Is He Married?

The sports radio personality is happily married to his loving wife, Jeanne Lavelle. The couple exchanged their vows on May 6, 1995, at a private wedding ceremony attended by family members and close friends. We are keeping tabs and we will update her partner’s details soon when established.

Kids

The couple is happily blessed with four children, Timmy, Kiera, Colin, and Patrick.

Christopher Russo Salary

According to reliable sources, Russo receives an average annual salary of $10,000 to $30,000 per episode. While working for ESPN, he was paid roughly $10,000 per show over 40 weeks. His contract with the exact figures is yet to be released.

Christopher Russo Net Worth

Christopher Russo has an estimated net worth of $22 million. This amount is from his extensive career as a journalist among other investments.

Career

Chris presents the afternoon radio show, Mad Dog Unleashed on SiriusXM Ch. 82 Mad Dog Sports Radio. Russo also serves as a panelist on ESPN’s sports talk show, First Take. He joined Sirius XM Radio in August 2008 and operates his channel, Mad Dog Radio.

Christopher co-hosts the MLB Network TV show, High Heat with Alanna Rizzo, airing Monday through Friday from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. He previously co-hosted the Mike and the Mad Dog sports radio program with Mike Francesa on WFAN New York.

Christopher Russo Books

  • (2003) The Mad Dog 100: The Greatest Sports Arguments of All Time. Doubleday.
  • (2006) The Mad Dog Hall of Fame: The Ultimate Top-Ten Rankings of the Best in Sports

Social Media

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