Q&A: Ben FM's Marilyn Russell

The morning show host dishes about her coolest interviews, ideal vacation, and where to score the best scallops on the Main Line.

Marilyn Russell, 50, Manayunk 
Morning Show Host at 95.7 Ben FM

» Coolest thing about her job: Getting to interview really cool people. We just had Jake Johnson on the show. He’s one of the roommates on the show New Girl. Dr. Oz was also a great interview. 

» Last thing she read: I’m halfway through the second book in the Hunger Games series. I can’t put it down. 

» Last thing she ate that she loved: The scallops at Restaurant Alba in Malvern

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» Perfect vacation: I’d like to go to Bora Bora. I want a little hut at the end of nowhere with no cell or tech service. 

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» Role models: I did watch Oprah every day for 10 years, but also Katie Couric. 

» What she likes most about herself: My survival skills. Radio is a tough industry. 

» What she likes most about others: As host of “Woman of the Week,” I sit down with so many women who do an extraordinary job of running nonprofits. 

» Pet peeve: I’m a big fan of proper grammar. Being from Philly, I hate hearing “yooz.” 

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» Country or rock? I’m an alt-rocker all the way.

» Words to live by: Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.

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