Before joining Here & Now in 2014, Dean Russell was a producer for three years at On Point. Previously, Dean worked a number of jobs -- as a sound designer and film editor at the post-production house Hilton Media Management; as a research assistant studying opera divas of the 19th and 20th centuries; and freelancing his way around as a film composer and production assistant.
A recovering musician, a failed composer, he studied contemporary classical music, writing mostly electroacoustic and acousmatic works until he gave up the craft. Before that, he was a master of the lost art of funk bass and chicka chicka guitar.
Dean graduated with a bachelor of science in music technology from Northeastern University. As a military brat, he doesn't have a hometown. He grew up on Earth — let's leave it at that.