Chris Russo is an American sports radio show host and writer. He is the co-host of a famous top-rated sports radio talk show named Mike and Mad Dog. The show aired on WFAN in New York City, New York, United States.
The host worked for Sirius XM Radio. He included in the list of highest-paid United States sports radio personality. The radio host net worth is massive, and the annual salary is also excellent. The singer also controls his channel named Mad Dog. The real name of the host is Christopher Michael Russo.
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Early Life & Biography
Christopher Michael Russo was born on October 18, 1959, in Syosset, New York, United States. He studied at Darrow School in New Lebanon, New York, United States. He graduated from Rollins College in Orlando, Florida. The radio host study one spring at the Cranleigh School of London, England. He also studied one semester at Sydney University in Australia.
Michale worked for WKIS in Orlando, Florida, from 1984 and 1987. Later he joined WMCA in New York City from 1987 and 1988. While working with WKIS, the accent of Chris was challenging to understand by people in Florida. The company sent him to a speech therapist twice a week. The name Mad Dog was given to Russo by New York Daily News Sports TV and Radio critic Bob Raissman because the voice of Chris reminds the view of Maurice Vachon.
The host is known for their quick manner of speaking, trademark greeting of Good Afternoon Everybody, and his whistle. According to George Vecsey of The New York Times, his voice is like a bizarre mixture of Jerry Lewis, Archie Bunker, and Daffy Duck. Sometimes his voice was called Donald Duck on steroids by Don Imus.
Christopher is the only child of his parents Anthony Michael Tony and Vera Molly Russo. On May 06, 1995, he married Jeanne Lavelle. The couple has four children together named Timmy, Kiera, Colin, and Patrick. He is living in New Canaan, Connecticut, with his family. The radio host is a big fan of San Francisco Giants.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on October 18 1959, Chris Russo is 61 years old as of today’s date 7th November 2020. His height is 6 ft 0 in tall, and his weight is 75 kg.
Chris started his career with WFAN as an overnight, weekend and fill-in host in 1988 December. He was later transferred onboard by Don Imus in the Morning show as sports represented. Don also helped to promote the nickname of the host. In 1989, Christopher started getting the regular weekend show on Saturday Mornings. The WFAN station Management did not review Pete Franklin’s drive time show from 3 pm and 7 pm.
The station management paired Chris with Mike Francesa for the show. On September 05, 1989, the show launched titled Mike and Mad Dog. In 2008, the radio host agreed with WFAN for release. The decision of Chris based on personal decisions. In 2008, he also called Frances for the final goodbye. He and Francesa reunited at Yankee Stadium for a one-hour reunion on October 16, 2009. They rejoined again at Radio City Music hall in 2016 for Mike and Mad Dog reunion.
In 2008, he signed a five-year contract with Sirius XM Radio. Christoper headline the channel named Mad Dog Radio on Sirius and XM satellite radio. He hosts Mad Dog Unleashed every weekday afternoon from New York studios. The host said that WFAN did nothing to keep him, whereas Sirius XM gives Chris his channel. The worth of the five-year contract of Chris is $3 million per year.
In 2013, he signed a three year deal with Sirius XM. His contract includes a daily hosting of a basketball shoe, which started on March 31, 2014, on MLB Network. In 2016, he signed a three-year contract with Sirius Sam, whereas he renewed the contract in 2019 for four years.
Awards & Achievements
Chris Russo did not receive any awards.
Net Worth & Salary of Chris Russo in 2020
As of November 2020, The net worth of Chris Russo is $25 million. He received a handsome salary of $3 million per year. The host signed a 4-year contract with Sirius XM Radio. He has his channel named Mad Radio Dog. Russo also received the bonus from his networks.
Christopher became an author and released two books named The Mad Dog 100: The Greatest Sports Arguments of All Time and The Mad Dog Hall of Fame: The Ultimate Top-Ten Rankings.
Chris Russo is famous for his voice across the world. His voice often compared to famous people. Russo starts hosting show baseball named Heat.