Marissa Mitchell Biography
Marissa Mitchell is an American News Anchor/Reporter working for FOX 5 DC. She currently anchors the morning newscasts on FOX 5 morning show. She also serves as a host, as well as a reporter for Good Day DC.
Marissa Mitchell Age
Mitchell is 36 years old as of 2022. She was born on February 5, 1986, in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. She, therefore, celebrates her birthday on the 5th of February every year.
Marissa Mitchell Height
Mitchell stands at a height of approximately 5 feet 4 inches (1.63 m).
Marissa Mitchell Family
Mitchell was raised in Atlanta, Georgia with her loving parents. Her dad passed away but her mom is still alive. She has a sister, Amber Williams, who is married and blessed with a son called August.
Marissa Mitchell Husband
Mitchell is very private about her personal life therefore it is not known if she is in any relationship. There are also no rumors of Mitchell being in any past relationship with anyone.
Marissa Mitchell Net Worth
Mitchell has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which she has earned through her successful career as a News Anchor/Reporter.
Marissa Mitchell Salary
Mitchell earns an annual salary ranging between $ 45,000 – $ 110,500.
Marissa Mitchell Education
Mitchell is a proud alumnus of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism in Evanston, Illinois, and Emory University in Atlanta. She graduated with a Master’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism from Northwestern University. From Emory University, she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Political Science. She obtained a full-tuition scholarship from the McCormick Foundation while at Northwestern. While at Emory, she obtained a full-tuition scholarship and was among the 6 graduates in her class voted into the school’s Hall of Fame
Marissa Mitchell Career
Mitchell serves at FOX 5 DC as a Morning News Anchor, as well as Host and Reporter. Previously, she was working for FOX 5 DC’s sister station, WAGA-TV FOX 5 Atlanta as a news anchor/reporter. There, she was a reporter during the day and co-anchor for “News Edge at 11” on weeknights. Before the role of weeknight co-anchor, she was anchoring “Good Day Atlanta” on Saturdays and Sundays. In the first year with FOX 5 Atlanta, Mitchell was nominated for an Emmy Award by the Regional Southeast EMMY Chapter for “Best Anchor”.
Before going to work in Atlanta, she was in Birmingham, Alabama, working for WBMA-TV(ABC-affiliated) as a news anchor/reporter. She was part of the WBMA’s launch team for its “Focus @ 4” program and anchored the “Midday News.” There, she mostly reported on stories with regard to government funding and city hall. She assisted in leading the station’s coverage of the 50th Anniversary of the “Selma to Montgomery March”. It was attended by Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, as well as John Lewis, the late United States civil rights icon and congressman.
Mitchell has been passionate about journalism since she was 9 years old. When she was a teenager, she worked as a co-host of the morning announcements TV show at Dunwoody High School. She co-hosted with Ryan Seacrest, her fellow Atlanta native, and Dunwoody High School grad. She got her start at WTVC-TV, a dual ABC/Fox-affiliated station in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where she served as a multimedia journalist. Also, she served as a writer for Crossroads and Rolling Out News. She covered everything from the 2011 tornado outbreak across the Southeast to the deadly April 27 while working there.
Throughout her career, Mitchell has covered everything from Super Bowl LIII week to Hurricane Irma. She has spent a couple of days covering protests in Atlanta and Charlotte, North Carolina following high-profile, officer-involved shootings in the year 2016. She has also been in the field as an anchor for the inauguration of Brian Kemp, Georgia Republican Governor, who faced a controversial race against Democrat Stacey Abrams that earned national attention. Also, she has been in face-to-face interviews with some of the biggest stars of Hollywood at the grand opening of Tyler Perry Studios.
Mitchell has been in exclusive interviews with several newsmakers. Some of these newsmakers include Deepak Chopra(world-renowned wellness guru), Halle Berry(actress), Oprah Winfrey(media mogul), and Clint Eastwood(screen legend). Mitchell holds the “Salute to Excellence Award”, which she received from the National Association of Black Journalists. This award was for her story with celebrity tributes to the late “Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin.
Mitchell is part of the National Association of Black Journalists, as well as Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated. She is a mentor for multiple budding journalists and speaks at various churches, conferences, and schools. She holds honors for her community involvement with women and youth. Additionally, she is a sought-after motivational speaker. During her leisure, she likes hanging out with her family, traveling, dancing, or attending festivals and concerts.
Marissa Mitchell FOX 5 DC
Mitchell is currently working at FOX 5 DC where she works alongside other famous FOX 5 DC anchors and reporters including;
- Jim Lokay
- Marina Marraco
- Wisdom Martin
- Shirin Rajaee
- Jeannette Reyes
- Caitlin Roth
- Mike Thomas
- Gwen Tolbart
- Steve Chenevey
- Erin Como
- Jennifer Delgado
- Rob Desir
- Tom Fitzgerald
- Angie Goff
- Tisha Lewis
Marissa Mitchell Social Media Platforms
Mitchell is active on her social media accounts and is often seen posting on her Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. She has over 8600 followers on Twitter.