Marissa Mitchell is an Emmy-nominated anchor and multimedia reporter at FOX 5 Atlanta.
The Atlanta native has covered several major events in her career, including a series of protests following high-profile officer-involved shootings and damage after severe weather across the Southeast. Marissa has interviewed influencers, including media mogul Oprah Winfrey, filmmaker Tyler Perry and world-renowned wellness guru Deepak Chopra. Her work has been featured on FOX News, CNN, NBC Universal as well as BBC World News, among other outlets.
Artists of Color in Entertainment (ACE) named her its “Rising Star” in Atlanta in 2016. And in 2018, the B.L.A.C.K. I AM awards honored her with its “Woman on the Media Scene” award. And this year, the Atlanta Tribune and Atlanta Daily World publications named her one of its “2019 Women of Excellence” for her leadership in philanthropy and business.
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.
Marissa is a proud member of several organizations, including Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., the Atlanta Association of Black Journalists and the National Association of Black Journalists. And this year, she has been elected to serve on the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Southeast Chapter Board of Directors.