Marissa Mitchell Profile
Marissa Mitchell is an American Emmy-nominated and Emmy award-winning news reporter/anchor working for Fox 5 DC. She joined the station in September 2015.
Marissa Mitchell Education
She earned her master’s degree in broadcast journalism from the Medill School of Journalism of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, where she received a McCormick Foundation full-tuition scholarship. She graduated from Emory University in Atlanta with a bachelor’s degree in political science and journalism and received a full-tuition scholarship.
Marissa Mitchell Career
Mitchell serves at Fox 5 DC as a Morning News Anchor and Host. Her first debut at the station was in September 2015, where she anchored the 11 p.m. newscasts and reported stories as a multimedia journalist for other programs. On February 28, 2020, she began working as a Morning News Anchor and Host. Mitchell broadcast throughout the day and co-anchored “News Edge at 11” on weeknights for the network. Prior to that on the weekends, she spent a few months solo anchoring “Good Day Atlanta.” Mitchell was nominated for Best Anchor” by the Regional Southeast EMMY Chapter during her first year of anchoring in her hometown of Atlanta.
Mitchell covered many big incidents away from the anchor desk, including Hurricane Irma, Super Bowl LIII week, and several days of riots surrounding high-profile, officer-involved shootings in 2016 in Atlanta and Charlotte, North Carolina. The inauguration of Georgia Republican Governor Brian Kemp, who faced a contested race against Democrat Stacey Abrams that attracted national coverage, was also field-anchored by Mitchell.
Mitchell was also no stranger to the red carpet scene in the area, most importantly, speaking at the grand opening of Tyler Perry Studios with some of Hollywood’s biggest actors. From tv mogul Oprah Winfrey and film legend Clint Eastwood to actress Halle Berry and world-renowned fitness guru Deepak Chopra, she has interviewed many newsmakers during her career. The National Association of Black Journalists awarded her a “Salute to Excellence Award” for her story with celebrity tributes to the late “Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin.
Before Atlanta, Mitchell worked at WBMA-TV as an anchor/reporter in Birmingham, Alabama. She was part of the station’s launch team for its “Focus @ 4” campaign during her time at WBMA. For her “Midday News,” she often worked as an anchor. Mitchell covered city hall and also broke unique stories on government funds. She helped direct the station’s coverage of the “Selma to Montgomery March” 50th anniversary, which was attended by Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush, as well as John Lewis, the late U.S. Representative and civil rights activist.
Quick Facts About Mitchell
|Age||35 years old as of 2021|
|Net Worth||$1 Million – $5 Million|
In Chattanooga, Tennessee is where Mitchell’s broadcasting career started as a WTVC-TV multimedia journalist. She covered breaking news there including the deadly tornado outbreak of April 27, 2011, in the Southeast. Mitchell worked with Rolling Out and Crossroads News as a journalist, too.
For her commitment to Emory and the local community, Mitchell was one of six alumni of her class elected to the Hall of Fame of the city. Mitchell is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated. She also mentors and lectures at numerous colleges, churches, and seminars with many budding journalists.
For her voluntary work with children and women, Mitchell has won several awards. She is a coveted motivational speaker. Mitchell was renowned for what she did professionally. But in adulthood, her passion for journalism didn’t continue. She decided to become a journalist at the age of nine. As a teenager, Mitchell co-hosted the morning TV show announcements at Dunwoody High School, where Ryan Seacrest, a fellow Atlanta native, and host, graduated and had the same job. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, partying, and going to concerts and festivals in her spare time.
Marissa Mitchell Age
Mitchell was born on the 5th of February 1986 in Atlanta in the United States of America. She is 35 years old as of 2021. Mitchell celebrates her birthday on the 5th of February every year.
Marissa Mitchell Height
Mitchell stands at a height of 5 feet 0 inches (1.52 m) tall.
Marissa Mitchell Family
Mitchell has lost two of the nearest and most important male figures in her life, her father and her uncle, in the last three years. She spoke of the sorrow they suffered, particularly her mother, who not only gave her husband a final farewell, but also her brother. Despite the pain, though, they soon learned to celebrate the lives of their precious ones. More the family member of Marissa has her sister, who is a wonderful friend, mum, and excellent teacher besides being the best sibling.
Marissa Mitchell Husband
Information about Mitchell’s dating life is not known for she has managed to keep her personal life away from the limelight. It is therefore not known if Mitchell is engaged to someone or whether she is married. It is also not known if she has any children.
Marissa Mitchell Salary
Being one of the top journalists for Fox 5, Mitchell earns an annual salary ranging from $ 20,000 – $ 100,000.
Marissa Mitchell’s Net Worth
Mitchell has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which she has earned through her successful career as a journalist.
Marissa Mitchell FOX 5
At FOX 5 Mitchell works alongside
- Blake McCoy
- Steve Chenevey
- Lauren DeMarco
- Kevin McCarthy
- Angie Goff
- Tisha Lewis
- Jim Lokay
- Marina Marraco
- Wisdom Martin
- Tucker Barnes
- Erin Como
- Tom Fitzgerald