Keisha Russell (b. 1969) was a crime reporter for the Los Angeles Times, a job which she accepted in early 1994 after Joel Bremmer vacated the position. She was born in Jamaica and moved to the United States in 1974. She and Bosch generally enjoyed a good working relationship. She would sometimes give him information that she had, and in return he would give her the exclusive on cases he was working on.
In March of 1994, she wrote a series of five articles about detective Harry Bosch's investigation into a domestic violence case. In April of 1994, Russell researched the Times archives for Bosch to find an article on the death of John Fox, and agreed to pull articles from the 1960s concerning Arno Conklin and Gordon Mittel.
In April of 1998, Russell wrote an article titled "New Heart, New Start for Former FBI Agent" about former FBI profiler Terry McCaleb for the Times "Whatever Happened to..." column. Shortly after, she was called by McCaleb and researched masked robbery-homicides for him. She later wrote a book based on McCaleb's investigation, which was subsequently made into a film.
On 20 May 1999, she wrote an article titled "Real-life Shoot-out on Film Set" about the theft of two million dollars from the production set of an action film.
On 7 April 2000, she wrote an article titled "One Cop Dead, One Hurt in Hollywood Bar Shooting" about a hold-up and shoot-out at Nat's bar that resulted in the death of LAPD detective Jack Dorsey and paralysis of his partner Lawton Cross.
In 2002, she attended the retirement party for Harry Bosch at the Musso & Frank Grill. In October of that year, she was contacted by Bosch, who asked her to pull clippings of the stories she had written about the disappearance of FBI agent Martha Gessler. However, she contacted offices in Sacramento to learn that Bosch had received his Private Investigation license. After this Bosch decided he needed to be more careful about getting information from her.
On 7 January 2004, she published an article titled "Search for Missing Link: are Nevada disappearances of 2 L.A. men, 4 others connected?"