Quick Facts Luke Russert

  • NameLuke Russert
  • Birth NameLuke Russert
  • FatherTimothy J. Russert
  • MotherMaureen Orth
  • NationalityAmerican
  • ReligionRoman Catholic
  • EthnicityWhite
  • ProfessionBroadcaster
  • Working ForTelevision
  • Net Worth$9 million
  • Salary$50 thousand
  • Eye ColorBrown
  • Hair ColorDark brown
  • Famous ForNews correspondent
  • EducationBoston College
  • AwardsNews & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Live Coverage of a Current News Story ? Long Form
  • TV ShowDateline NBC, NBC News Decision 2010, NBC News Special
  • Birth Year1985
  • Birth month08
  • Birth PlaceWashington, D.C., United States

An American broadcast news correspondent Luke Russert worked for NBC News from 2008 to 2016. He has further worked for NBC Nightly News, TODAY, NBCNews.com, and MSNBC. Russert is married to his girlfriend Irene Jefferson.

His wife Irene works in government affairs practice of the Washington law firm DLA Piper as an associate. On the other hand, Russert is also a member at Buffalo Fan Alliance Board. 

Luke Russert Early life and Education

Luke Russert was born on 22nd August 1985, in Washington, D.C., United States. His father Tim Russert was a newsman and mother Maureen Orth, a special correspondent for Vanity Fair. He belongs to an American nationality. 

caption-Luke Russert early life image
Source-BioGraphy Tribune

In 2004, Russert graduated from the St. Albans School in Washington, D.C. Likewise, in 2008 he graduated from the Boston College with a double major in Communications and History.

Luke Russert Reporting Career

During his college days, Luke Russert worked for ESPN’s Pardon the Interruption. Moreover, he also co-hosted a sports talk program called 60/20 Sports on XM Satellite Radio. After his graduation, Russert began working for NBC News as a correspondent covering youth issues.

There, Russert covered the 2008 presidential election. On the other hand, Russert further reported for NBC Nightly News, TODAY, NBCNews.com, and MSNBC. On July 2016 Russert suddenly resigned from NBC News. Besides this, he also covered programs including Andrea Mitchell Reports and Way Too Early.

Luke Russert Married Life and Relationships

Luke Russert is a married man. Russert is married to his girlfriend Irene Jefferson. His wife Irene is an associate at government affairs practice of the Washington law firm DLA Piper. But Russert often keeps his personal life a secret. Due to his secretive nature, people even thought him to be gay. 

caption-Luke Russert and his wife Irene Jefferson

Read: Kevin Corke Biography

On 1st April 2014, Russert was rumored to be engaged but people just thought that it was just an April fool. The couple dated for a few years before getting married. Well, Russert and his wife Irene Jefferson exchanged their vows on 15th February 2015

Also Read: Kim Khazei Biography

Russert even sometimes shares photos of his wife on Instagram. Although the couple is already married, they do not have any kids yet. However, the duo might have future plans of living happily as parents with their children. 

On the other hand, Russert also works out. But he always considers a healthy diet as the primary component for weight loss. 

Luke Russert Net worth, Income, Earning, & Salary

As of 2018, Luke Russert has an estimated net worth of $9 million and has the salary of $500k per year. Russert has been working in the broadcasting field since long.

caption-Luke Russert and his dogs

To date, Russet has worked for several channels including NBC News, NBC Nightly News, TODAY and others. Russert owns two dogs of Pug breed worth $4000 to $8000