Who is Marissa Mitchell?
Marissa Mitchell is an American journalist of African descent who is working for FOX 5 DC as a morning news anchor and host. She joined the FOX 5 DC News team in September 2020.
Marissa Mitchell Date of Birth / Age
Mitchell is approximately in her 30s as of 2022 although her exact age is not known as she has managed to keep her date of birth away from the public. Even so, she celebrates her birthday on February 5th. However, we will update the information once available.
Marissa Mitchell Height
Mitchell stands at a height of approximately 5 feet and 6 inches tall.
Marissa Mitchell Parents and Siblings
Mitchell was born and raised in Atlanta. She manages to keep information regarding her parents, siblings, and extended members of her family away from the limelight. Even so, she seems to have a close relationship with her mother as she posts her on her Instagram account. Unfortunately, her father passed away. We will however update this information once it’s available to the public.
Marissa Mitchell Spouse(Husband)
Mitchell has for a long time been keeping details regarding whether or not she is dating private. It is therefore not known whether Mitchell is married or not but the information will be updated once available.
Marissa Mitchell Kids / Children
Details regarding whether or not Mitchell has any children are not available to the public at the moment. However, we will update this information once more details concerning this are available.
Marissa Mitchell Education
After completing her high school education at Dunwoody High School, Mitchell went on to attend Emory University in Atlanta in August 2003. Later, in May 2007 she became its graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Journalism. Also, she received a full-tuition scholarship while at the college. Further, she was one of the 6 graduates in her class dubbed to the school’s Hall of Fame for her devotion to Emory and the surrounding community.
Moreover, she joined Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism in Evanston, Illinois to further her studies in May 2009. In June 2010, she became its graduate after completing her graduate studies and attained her Master’s degree in Broadcast Journalism. To boot, while at the college, she secured a full-tuition scholarship from the McCormick Foundation. Else, she served as a Knight Foundation and Carnegie Corporation News 21 Fellow.
Marissa Mitchell Career
Mitchell works for FOX 5 DC as a morning news anchor and host. She joined the FOX 5 DC News team in September 2020. Prior to this, she served the station’s sister station, FOX 5 Atlanta as an anchor and a reporter. While there, she served as a reporter during the day and a co-anchor of the station’s “News Edge at 11” on weeknights.
Before that, served as a solo anchor of “Good Day Atlanta” on weekends. Additionally, in her first year of serving as an anchor in Atlanta, she secured a nomination for “Best Anchor” by the Regional Southeast EMMY Chapter. Aside from anchoring, she has provided coverage for multiple big stories. For instance, the Super Bowl LIII week, Hurricane Irma.
In addition, she covered various days of protests in Atlanta and Charlotte, and North Carolina succeeding eminent officer-involved shootings in 2016. Moreover, she served as a field anchor during the inauguration of Georgia Republican Governor Brian Kemp. Kemp faced a controversial race against Democrat Stacey Abrams that earned national attention.
Notably, she has chatted with some of Hollywood’s A-lister stars at the grand opening of Tyler Perry Studios. Further, she interviewed multiple newsmakers during her career such as media mogul, Oprah Winfrey and screen legend Clint Eastwood, actress Halle Berry and acclaimed wellness guru, Deepak Chopra. Also, she did a story on celebrity salutes to the late “Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin.
The National Association of Black Journalists awarded her a “Salute to Excellence Award.” Prior to Atlanta, she served in Birmingham, Alabama at WBMA-TV as a reporter and an anchor. In her quarter-century in Birmingham, she partook in the station’s launch team for its “Focus @ 4” program. To boot, she served as an anchor for the station’s “Midday News.”
Additionally, she provided coverage for city hall and regularly broke exclusive reports on government funding. Mitchell assisted pilot the station’s broadcast of the 50th Anniversary of the “Selma to Montgomery March.” The march was frequented by Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush and the late U.S. congressman and civil rights icon, John Lewis.
Nonetheless, her career debuted when she served in Chattanooga, Tennessee as a multimedia journalist for WTVC-TV. While there, she reported breaking stories. For instance, the lethal April 27, 2011 tornado outbreak across the Southeast. Also, she served as a writer for Rolling Out and Crossroads News.
Further, she is a member of e National Association of Black Journalists and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated. Moreover, she serves as a mentor for numerous budding journalists and speaks at multiple schools, churches, and conferences. For her community involvement with youth and women, she has gained many honors. Else, she is a coveted motivational speaker.
However, Mitchell’s love for journalism began when she was 9 as she wanted to be a journalist. As a teenager, she served as a co-host of the morning announcements television show at Dunwoody High School alongside Atlanta native and host Ryan Seacrest. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family, dancing, traveling, and going to concerts and festivals.
FOX 5 DC
Mitchell works with FOX 5 DC where she serves alongside her fellow anchors, reporters, and meteorologists such as;
- Gwen Tolbart
- Maureen Umeh
- Tucker Barnes
- Steve Chenevey
- Erin Como
- Jennifer Delgado
- Rob Desir
- Tom Fitzgerald
- Angie Goff
- Tisha Lewis
How Much Does Marissa Mitchell Earn?
Mitchell approximately earns an annual salary that ranges from $100,000-$500,000.
How Much is Marissa Mitchell Worth?
As an anchor, Mitchell has been able to accumulate a net worth that ranges from $1 million to $5 million.