Marissa Mitchell Biography
Marissa Mitchell is an American Award-winning journalist currently working for FOX 5 Atlanta. Prior to joining FOX 5, Mitchell reported during the day and co-anchored the station’s “New edge at 11” on Weeknights. In addition, she spent a few months anchoring “Good Day Atlanta” on weekends.
Mitchell decided to become a journalist at the age of nine. As a teenager, she co-hosted the morning television show announcements at Dunwoody High School, where Ryan Seacrest, a fellow Atlanta native, and host graduated and had the same job.
Mitchell graduated from Emory University in Atlanta with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and journalism. She then joined Medill School of Journalism of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, under a McCormick Foundation full-tuition scholarship. She was also a Fellow at the Knight Foundation and Carnegie Corporation News 21. For her commitment to Emory and the local community. Marissa was one of six alumni of her class elected to the Hall of Fame of the City.
In her first year of anchoring, Micthell was nominated for “Best Anchor” by the Regional Southeast Emmy Chapter. She covered numerous 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.
Mitchell started her broadcasting career in Chattanooga, Tennessee as a WTVC-TV multimedia journalist. At the position, she covered breaking news including the deadly tornado outbreak of April 27, 2011, in the Southeast. She further worked with Rolling Out and Crossroads News as a journalist.
Marissa is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated. Moreover, she mentors and lectures at numerous colleges, churches, and seminars with many budding journalists. For her voluntary work with women and children, Mitchell has won several awards. She is also a seasoned motivational speaker.
Marissa Mitchell Age
Mitchell was born on February 5, 1986, in Atlanta, Georgia, the United States of America. She is 35 years old as of 2021. She celebrates her birthday on February 5th every year.
Marissa Mitchell Husband
Mitchell has not disclosed any details about her parents and siblings. We will update you once the information is available in the public domain.
Marissa Mitchell Family
Mitchell has lots of friends and relatives in the DMV. When she is not working, she enjoys spending quality time with her family, traveling, partying, and going to concerts and festivals. However, she has not disclosed the names of her family members.
Marissa Mitchell Height
Mitchell stands at an approximate height of 5 feet (1.52 m) tall.
Marissa Mitchell Net Worth
Mitchell has an estimated net worth of between $1 million – $5 million. Her income is mainly attributed to her career as a journalist.
Marissa Micthell Salary
Mitchell receives an average annual income of $75,000. This is according to FOX 5 Atlanta news anchors and reporters’ salaries.