As of 2014, Jake Russell is a sports journalist who works at What's Up? magazine as an editor. He is also the sports aide for the Washington Post. He began writing for TheHogs.net, a website devoted to the Washington Redskins, in 2003.
What's Up? approached Russell to write about the Redskins and the Baltimore Ravens in 2001. He did another Redskins and Ravens preview in 2002 and also wrote about the Navy football experience in 2005. Some of his work has been featured on sports websites belonging to the NFL, ESPN and other media outlets. Russell has covered the Baltimore Ravens training camp and the 2013 Military Bowl. Also, in 2013, he photographed all the Navy football games and the Army-Navy game played in Philadelphia. He has interviewed well-known people such as Jim Belushi, Jeff Dunham, Torrey Smith and Dewey Bunnell. He even conducted an interview with the Harlem Globetrotters.
In addition, Russell has covered the Washington Capitals for the ice-hockey section of TheHogs.net. He is a native of Maryland, and he decided to become a sports journalist at the age of 13. When he was in high school, he began developing his skills as the sports co-editor of his school newspaper.