Beloved NBC 15 manager passes away

Tom, you'll be deeply missed.

Saturday night, we lost a friend and NBC 15 family member.

Tom Russo was our Assignment Manager, really the guy in charge of keeping things running in our newsroom.

But he was much more than that...

Tom had been a news reporter. You may have seen him on our noon news giving updates on the stories we were working on.

He not only possessed a rock solid news judgement, but our News Director often called Tom "the conscience of the newsroom."

He had an easy going personality that made working with him a joy.

Tom collapsed Saturday night while out with friends.

He leaves behind a wife, Kristine, daughter, Ryan, son, Nick, and all of us here at NBC 15 that will miss him dearly.

Tom was 56 years old.

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