Marissa Mitchell received a bachelor’s degree in political science and journalism from Emory University in Atlanta. She went on to obtain 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 Management. 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 started her television career at WTVC, the ABC affiliate, in Chattanooga, TN. She got her first anchoring job at WBMA in Birmingham. Marissa then moved on to WAGA in Atlanta where she is a reporter/anchor.
In her free time Marissa enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling and eating at new restaurants. She also enjoys motivational speaking and dancing.