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Former CNN-Anchorwoman Kicks Some Serious Butt

April 30th, 2010

I actually met this former CNN-anchorwoman around ten years ago in Atlanta at a business function and I must say she did exude this incredible positive energy.

What I did not know about her at the time is that she is definitely a lot more than just another pretty face in front of a TV camera.

A lot more ….

Originally from New Jersey, she started her broadcasting career at a radio station in Colorado before moving on to become a field anchor at a TV station in Jacksonville.

These were important stepping stones before becoming the first woman to solo anchor a prime-time news program at CNN, better known as Headline News from 1983 all the way to 2001.

Now, you probably know who our mystery woman is.

She is ….. drumroll please …. Lynne Russell.

Millions of us know her as the presenter of news, but what I found out after she left CNN is that Lynne Russell has also worked as a private investigator and a deputy sheriff.

Listen up you martial artists and martial arts enthusiasts:

Lynne Russell is even a 2nd degree black belt in Choi Kwang Do and can kick some serious butt.

I thought you might appreciate this behind the camera story.