Russ Batenhorst anchors NBC Nebraska Today and Midday.
Russ Batenhorst got back to his roots by joining the NBC Nebraska news team in May 2016.
Russ first worked in the tri-cities area as Sports Director for then KHAS-TV in the 1980’s. Since that time he has worked in the business world, most of the time in the cellular phone industry.
Russ is looking forward to using all the latest innovations in broadcasting as he travels the central Nebraska area as a general assignment news reporter.
A native of North Platte, NE, he has lived in the Hastings area for over 35 years. Russ is a member of the Hastings Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors, has assisted with Boy Scouts, enjoys golf and spending time with family. Also, as a Creighton University grad, he's a big fan of all things Bluejays.
Always looking to spin a good story, Russ welcomes ideas and suggestions from everyone.