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Jessi Mitchell

Jessi Mitchell joined the WRBL news team in October 2012.

She was born in Los Angeles, but grew up in Atlanta and made trips to Columbus often to play in golf tournaments during her high school years.

Jessi attended Hampton University on a Presidential Scholarship and majored in broadcast journalism with a minor in Spanish. She was also the captain of the women's golf team.

While in school, she directed weekly student-run newscasts with the Center for Broadcast Excellence and participated in four honors societies. During her time at Hampton, Jessi also had internships with KSHB-TV in Kansas City, Nike, Inc. and HGTV.

After graduation in 2011, she moved back to Los Angeles and worked as a freelance production assistant for MTV Networks, films and a production company. She was also an English tutor for No Child Left Behind.

In her free time, Jessi loves traveling, going to the movies, exploring new music and playing golf. She is also an avid sneaker collector.

She also enjoys meeting new people and connecting with the community, so you can contact her at jmitchell@wrbl.com with any ideas or suggestions!

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  • Divers recover body of 14 year old swept away by river current

    Divers recover body of 14 year old swept away by river current

    Saturday, July 26 2014 10:14 PM EDT2014-07-27 02:14:32 GMT
    The body of 14-year-old Justin Thomas, who was swept away by a current Saturday, has been pulled from the Chattahoochee River.
    The body of 14-year-old Justin Thomas, who was swept away by a current Saturday, has been pulled from the Chattahoochee River.
  • Attorneys argue motions ahead of Kareem Lane retrial

    Attorneys argue motions ahead of Kareem Lane retrial

    Friday, July 25 2014 6:42 PM EDT2014-07-25 22:42:19 GMT
    Kareem Lane in good spirits before August retrialKareem Lane in good spirits before August retrial
    A new trialisabout to startfor Kareem Lane, the man accused of killing Muscogee County school superintendent Jim Burns in 1992. A hung jury resulted in a mistrial in 2012, but now the lawyers are prepared to start all over again. Friday defense attorney Stacey Jackson and the prosecution team stood before Judge Bobby Peters to argue motions before Lane's retrial starts in August. There is nonew evidence in the case against Lane, who came under suspicion after witnesses said they saw his truc...
    A new trialisabout to startfor Kareem Lane, the man accused of killing Muscogee County school superintendent Jim Burns in 1992. A hung jury resulted in a mistrial in 2012, but now the lawyers are prepared to start all over again. Friday defense attorney Stacey Jackson and the prosecution team stood before Judge Bobby Peters to argue motions before Lane's retrial starts in August. There is nonew evidence in the case against Lane, who came under suspicion after witnesses said they saw his truc...
  • Caneya Webb family speaks out after murder trial

    Caneya Webb family speaks out after murder trial

    Friday, July 25 2014 6:23 PM EDT2014-07-25 22:23:04 GMT
    Caneya Webb leaves behind three children, the youngest of whom is Newsome's daughterCaneya Webb leaves behind three children, the youngest of whom is Newsome's daughter
    The day after a Russell County jury found Curtis Newsome guilty of murder, the victim's family is breathing a sigh of relief.During the four-daytrial, Newsome described how he killed his pregnant girlfriend, 26-year-old Caneya Webb, in a fit of rage after he found a Facebook message to her from another man last June. He punched her in the back of the head and strangled her until she was dead, leaving her tied with aUSB cord in the bathtub for her father to find. It took the jury a mere 17 min...
    The day after a Russell County jury found Curtis Newsome guilty of murder, the victim's family is breathing a sigh of relief.During the four-daytrial, Newsome described how he killed his pregnant girlfriend, 26-year-old Caneya Webb, in a fit of rage after he found a Facebook message to her from another man last June. He punched her in the back of the head and strangled her until she was dead, leaving her tied with aUSB cord in the bathtub for her father to find. It took the jury a mere 17 min...
  • Perdue, Kingston make final campaign pushes before Election Day

    Perdue, Kingston make final campaign pushes before Election Day

    Monday, July 21 2014 3:40 PM EDT2014-07-21 19:40:29 GMT
    Georgia's two Republican candidates for US Senate, David Perdueand Jack Kingston,are facing off in the polls Tuesday, and they are taking different approaches with their last-minute strategies.Businessman David Perdue spent the last day of his runoff campaign on a fly-around tour of the state, and greeted his Columbus supporters on one of his stops. Perdue has been on the road for two weeks with anRV tour, and he says he feels good about Election Day because Muscogee County voters agree with...
    Georgia's two Republican candidates for US Senate, David Perdueand Jack Kingston,are facing off in the polls Tuesday, and they are taking different approaches with their last-minute strategies.Businessman David Perdue spent the last day of his runoff campaign on a fly-around tour of the state, and greeted his Columbus supporters on one of his stops. Perdue has been on the road for two weeks with anRV tour, and he says he feels good about Election Day because Muscogee County voters agree with...
  • West Point flourishing through Kia partnership

    West Point flourishing through Kia partnership

    Thursday, July 17 2014 9:29 AM EDT2014-07-17 13:29:58 GMT
    Kia vehicles are abundant locallyKia vehicles are abundant locally
    A$900,000 donation from Kia Motors is adding to the tremendous growth of West Point.Friday the company presented the check to the city. The day before, Troup County received $800,000 from Kia. The partnership with the area is an investment Kia hopes to see a return on.When Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia first opened, West Point was not very visually appealing.Five years later the downtown area is home to 50 new businesses and a four-year university, and the city is progressively helping the...
    A$900,000 donation from Kia Motors is adding to the tremendous growth of West Point.Friday the company presented the check to the city. The day before, Troup County received $800,000 from Kia. The partnership with the area is an investment Kia hopes to see a return on.When Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia first opened, West Point was not very visually appealing.Five years later the downtown area is home to 50 new businesses and a four-year university, and the city is progressively helping the...
  • Lumpkin councilwoman absent as NAACP addresses her alleged racist remarks

    Lumpkin councilwoman absent as NAACP addresses her alleged racist remarks

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 9:36 AM EDT2014-07-15 13:36:16 GMT
    Lumpkin mayor and council members give standing ovation after NAACP speechLumpkin mayor and council members give standing ovation after NAACP speech
    The Stewart CountyNAACP president addressed the Lumpkin city council Monday night, in hopes of coming face-to-face with the woman who is accused of using racial slursin referenceto the mayor.Councilwoman Deborah Stone never showed up at the meeting, however, and has refused to respond to allegations that she referred to Mayor Charles Gibson as the "n-word" last month in a conversation with Lumpkin's new fire chief. TheNAACP drafted a letter to Stone calling for her resignation. The day after ...
    The Stewart CountyNAACP president addressed the Lumpkin city council Monday night, in hopes of coming face-to-face with the woman who is accused of using racial slursin referenceto the mayor.Councilwoman Deborah Stone never showed up at the meeting, however, and has refused to respond to allegations that she referred to Mayor Charles Gibson as the "n-word" last month in a conversation with Lumpkin's new fire chief. TheNAACP drafted a letter to Stone calling for her resignation. The day after ...
  • Knowing the basics of flying could save your life

    Knowing the basics of flying could save your life

    Monday, March 24 2014 11:41 AM EDT2014-03-24 15:41:02 GMT
    A local pilot says learning how to fly could save your life.
    A local pilot says learning how to fly could save your life.
  • Eagles Trace residents say poor management is affecting livelihood

    Eagles Trace residents say poor management is affecting livelihood

    Friday, October 11 2013 10:41 AM EDT2013-10-11 14:41:37 GMT
    Eagles Trace Apartments tenants are not happy, and a lawyer says the complex manager might be crossing the legal line.
    Eagles Trace Apartments tenants are not happy, and a lawyer says the complex manager might be crossing the legal line.
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