Russell Rhea is former television journalist best known for his reporting on Texas National Guard missions in Bosnia and Central America and is currently a public relations executive in Austin, Texas.
Rhea grew up in Rancho Palos Verdes, California and is a 1981 graduate of Rolling Hills High School.
He graduated from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University in 1985 and began his television career at KYEL-television in Yuma, Arizona.
After 3 years as a reporter and host of Prime Minister Magazine at KWQC-television in Davenport, Iowa, Rhea moved to KXAN-television in Austin, Texas, where he spent 10 years as a morning show host, weathercaster and reporter. Rhea left television in 2000 and joined Hahn, Texas Communications (formerly TateAustinHahn).