Marissa Mitchell is a multimedia reporter for Fox 5 News in Atlanta.
The Atlanta native worked as an anchor/reporter at WBMA, the ABC affiliate in Birmingham, AL. There, she often lead the station’s coverage of breaking news and politics, including covering President Barack Obama’s visits to honor Civil Rights history.
Marissa started her television career at WTVC, the ABC affiliate, in Chattanooga, TN. She also worked as a features writer for RollingOut Magazine, where she covered the BET Awards, Essence Music Festival and conducted several celebrity interviews. Marissa and her work have appeared in national outlets including CNN, Fox News, NBC Universal. And in 2015, she was featured as a television news analyst on BBC World News.
The National Association of Black Journalists once nominated her for a general assignment reporting award
Marissa received a bachelor’s degree in political science and journalism from Emory University in Atlanta.
She later obtained her master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism in Evanston, IL. She attended the school on a full-tuition, media management scholarship from the McCormick Foundation.
The scholarship included a curriculum and certificate program at the Kellogg School of Manangement. After graduating, Marissa was selected to participate in the News 21 fellowship, a nationally-recognized multimedia program sponsored by the Carnegie Corporation and Knight Foundation.
Marissa is a former Miss Black Georgia USA. She’s a current member of the National Association of Black Journalists. Marissa enjoys speaking to youth and supporting their causes across the city.