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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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  • Columbus gets new Walmarts...with a twist

    Columbus gets new Walmarts...with a twist

    Aug 25, 2014 07:03 PM2014-08-28 22:27:56 GMT
    Three new Walmart's are coming to town, and two of them are not your average Supercenter.Construction is about to be underway at the new Walmart Supercenter on Victory Drive at the site of the old Baker High School. Two new proposals, however, will bring the Walmart Neighborhood Market to Columbus.The Market is like a grocery store, without the clothes, hardware, etc. typical to most Walmart's.See the proposals at www.columbusga.org/planning. You can voice your opinion about the new stores be...
    Three new Walmart's are coming to town, and two of them are not your average Supercenter.Construction is about to be underway at the new Walmart Supercenter on Victory Drive at the site of the old Baker High School. Two new proposals, however, will bring the Walmart Neighborhood Market to Columbus.The Market is like a grocery store, without the clothes, hardware, etc. typical to most Walmart's.See the proposals at www.columbusga.org/planning. You can voice your opinion about the new stores be...
  • UPDATE: LaGrange police identify suspect in Dawn Drive murder

    UPDATE: LaGrange police identify suspect in Dawn Drive murder

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 7:51 PM EDT2014-08-27 23:51:43 GMT
    LaGrange police are investigating the murder of Dejerius Hardnett, who succumbed to injuries sustained from a Sunday assault, police announced Monday.
    LaGrange police are investigating the murder of Dejerius Hardnett, who succumbed to injuries sustained from a Sunday assault, police announced Monday.
  • 18-wheelers ahead of the curve of technology

    18-wheelers ahead of the curve of technology

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 6:48 PM EDT2014-08-27 22:48:49 GMT
    The automotive industry is making cars of the future,with features like automatic parking, automatic braking, radars and cameras being installed on many new models, but big trucks in Columbus are also getting technological advances that will help keep the drivers, and you, safe on the road.
    The automotive industry is making cars of the future,with features like automatic parking, automatic braking, radars and cameras being installed on many new models, but big trucks in Columbus are also getting technological advances that will help keep the drivers, and you, safe on the road.
  • Woodrow Lowe addresses Phenix City school board over firing

    Woodrow Lowe addresses Phenix City school board over firing

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 8:09 PM EDT2014-08-27 00:09:42 GMT
    Former Central High School football coach Woodrow Lowe addressed the Phenix City school board Tuesday for the first time since his controversial firing in May.
    Former Central High School football coach Woodrow Lowe addressed the Phenix City school board Tuesday for the first time since his controversial firing in May.
  • Opelika man found murdered in his home

    Opelika man found murdered in his home

    Saturday, August 23 2014 9:46 PM EDT2014-08-24 01:46:59 GMT
    The Lee County Sheriff's Office is investigating the murder of a 75-year-old Opelika man.Garvin Albertson was found dead on his bedroom floor Friday around 3:30 p.m. Two of his friends called 911 after unsuccessfully trying to reach him on the phone. When sheriff's deputies and EMS personnel arrived to his home on Lee Road 40, theyfound Albertson withwhat appeared to be a gunshot wound to the abdomen and injuries consistent with blunt force trauma to the head.Albertson was a retired veteran w...
    The Lee County Sheriff's Office is investigating the murder of a 75-year-old Opelika man.Garvin Albertson was found dead on his bedroom floor Friday around 3:30 p.m. Two of his friends called 911 after unsuccessfully trying to reach him on the phone. When sheriff's deputies and EMS personnel arrived to his home on Lee Road 40, theyfound Albertson withwhat appeared to be a gunshot wound to the abdomen and injuries consistent with blunt force trauma to the head.Albertson was a retired veteran w...
  • Medical manufacturer to create 200 new jobs in Opelika

    Medical manufacturer to create 200 new jobs in Opelika

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:04 PM EDT2014-08-20 22:04:04 GMT
    Gambro, a medical supply manufacturer under Baxter International, announced a $300 million investment in its Opelika factory.
    Gambro, a medical supply manufacturer under Baxter International, announced a $300 million investment in its Opelika factory.
  • Local businesses help increase comments to save Fort Benning jobs

    Local businesses help increase comments to save Fort Benning jobs

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 6:47 PM EDT2014-08-19 22:47:15 GMT
    More than 500 letters have been written to the Army encouraging the federal government not to cut the 10,800 proposed jobs.
    More than 500 letters have been written to the Army encouraging the federal government not to cut the 10,800 proposed jobs.
  • Georgia Transportation group learns from Columbus TSPLOST

    Georgia Transportation group learns from Columbus TSPLOST

    Monday, August 18 2014 6:30 PM EDT2014-08-18 22:30:55 GMT
    List of all eight TSPLOST projectsList of all eight TSPLOST projects
    The Georgia Joint Study Committee on Critical Transportation Infrastructure Funding came to Columbus Monday to learnhow local tax dollars are being used. The group is made up of 13 state legislators and transportation gurus, and their main goal is to find out how best to save the state money while also improving mobility. Columbus is the second stop on the committee's tour of the state.The focus of the meeting was how the TSPLOSTpenny-tax is funneling $300 million intothe city's infrastructur...
    The Georgia Joint Study Committee on Critical Transportation Infrastructure Funding came to Columbus Monday to learnhow local tax dollars are being used. The group is made up of 13 state legislators and transportation gurus, and their main goal is to find out how best to save the state money while also improving mobility. Columbus is the second stop on the committee's tour of the state.The focus of the meeting was how the TSPLOSTpenny-tax is funneling $300 million intothe city's infrastructur...
  • Cousin arrested in Russell County missing teen murder case

    Cousin arrested in Russell County missing teen murder case

    Aug 11, 2014 06:28 PM2014-08-13 22:23:27 GMT
    Christian Grissom has been arrested for killing his cousin Keonte Chavis, who was reported missing in Russell County Friday.Christian Grissom has been arrested for killing his cousin Keonte Chavis, who was reported missing in Russell County Friday.
    Christian Grissom has been arrested for killing his second cousin Keonte Chavis, who was reported missing Friday and found dead Saturday.
    Christian Grissom has been arrested for killing his second cousin Keonte Chavis, who was reported missing Friday and found dead Saturday.
  • Columbus police respond to reported shooting at Cross Keys Apartments

    Columbus police respond to reported shooting at Cross Keys Apartments

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 1:26 PM EDT2014-08-13 17:26:11 GMT
    Columbus police are back at Cross Keys Apartments after a reported shooting.Columbus police are back at Cross Keys Apartments after a reported shooting.
    Columbus police respond to reports of shooting at  Cross Keys Apartments.
    Columbus police respond to reports of shooting at  Cross Keys Apartments.
  • Little public response to proposed job cuts at Fort Benning

    Little public response to proposed job cuts at Fort Benning

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 12:45 PM EDT2014-08-13 16:45:02 GMT
    Only 50 people have sent public comments to the Army so far in response to the proposed 10,800 job cuts at Fort Benning.There are two weeks left in the public comment period ending Aug. 25, and an Army public affairs spokesperson says more than 15,000 comments have been sent in from around the country supporting other installations. The ones in favor of keeping jobs at Fort Benning make up a fraction of that.Last year Fort Benning made up 1,100 of the 8,000 comments sent, helpingkeep the 3rd ...
    Only 50 people have sent public comments to the Army so far in response to the proposed 10,800 job cuts at Fort Benning.There are two weeks left in the public comment period ending Aug. 25, and an Army public affairs spokesperson says more than 15,000 comments have been sent in from around the country supporting other installations. The ones in favor of keeping jobs at Fort Benning make up a fraction of that.Last year Fort Benning made up 1,100 of the 8,000 comments sent, helpingkeep the 3rd ...
  • Muscogee schools to expand "relationship skills" class

    Muscogee schools to expand "relationship skills" class

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 6:49 PM EDT2014-08-12 22:49:34 GMT
    Classes teaches abstinence and other relationship skills, officials say. The program will be expanded to include sixth graders.
    Classes teaches abstinence and other relationship skills, officials say. The program will be expanded to include sixth graders.
  • Doctors advise getting help during depression

    Doctors advise getting help during depression

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 6:35 PM EDT2014-08-12 22:35:43 GMT
    Robin Williams was found dead Monday of an apparent suicide. Robin Williams was found dead Monday of an apparent suicide.
    The US Health Department says about one in 33 adults had serious suicidal thoughts in the past year.Locally, counselors and doctors at the Pastoral Institute help people with these problems regularly.Dr. Bobby McGowan says people with high-energy jobs that rely on making others happy often have a hard time leading normal lives. He says, like Robin Williams, having to act one way in public, then facing depression in private can be devastating without help."Whoever they can really be honest wit...
    The US Health Department says about one in 33 adults had serious suicidal thoughts in the past year.Locally, counselors and doctors at the Pastoral Institute help people with these problems regularly.Dr. Bobby McGowan says people with high-energy jobs that rely on making others happy often have a hard time leading normal lives. He says, like Robin Williams, having to act one way in public, then facing depression in private can be devastating without help."Whoever they can really be honest wit...
  • Garrard Center locks doors for good on first day of school

    Garrard Center locks doors for good on first day of school

    Thursday, August 7 2014 6:17 PM EDT2014-08-07 22:17:12 GMT
    On the first day of school, some Columbus girls had to adjust to a new routine. The closing of the Garrard Center affects more than 100 girls and their families.The sole community center in the Winterfield area has been around for more than 40 years, but is closed after parents and supporters failed to raise $100,000 to keep it open. When Girls, Inc. announced in May that the Elizabeth and Gardiner Garrard Memorial Girls Club would close without the money, elected officials and community lead...
    On the first day of school, some Columbus girls had to adjust to a new routine. The closing of the Garrard Center affects more than 100 girls and their families.The sole community center in the Winterfield area has been around for more than 40 years, but is closed after parents and supporters failed to raise $100,000 to keep it open. When Girls, Inc. announced in May that the Elizabeth and Gardiner Garrard Memorial Girls Club would close without the money, elected officials and community lead...
  • Man dies after Columbus shooting

    Man dies after Columbus shooting

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 7:03 PM EDT2014-08-06 23:03:49 GMT
    Markeese Hodge, 27, died after a shooting at Cross Keys ApartmentsMarkeese Hodge, 27, died after a shooting at Cross Keys Apartments
    A 27-year-old has died following a shooting at an Columbus apartment complex Tuesday night, Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan tells WRBL News 3.
    A 27-year-old has died following a shooting at an Columbus apartment complex Tuesday night, Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan tells WRBL News 3.
  • 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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  • Columbus gets new Walmarts...with a twist

    Columbus gets new Walmarts...with a twist

    Aug 25, 2014 07:03 PM2014-08-28 22:27:56 GMT
    Three new Walmart's are coming to town, and two of them are not your average Supercenter.Construction is about to be underway at the new Walmart Supercenter on Victory Drive at the site of the old Baker High School. Two new proposals, however, will bring the Walmart Neighborhood Market to Columbus.The Market is like a grocery store, without the clothes, hardware, etc. typical to most Walmart's.See the proposals at www.columbusga.org/planning. You can voice your opinion about the new stores be...
    Three new Walmart's are coming to town, and two of them are not your average Supercenter.Construction is about to be underway at the new Walmart Supercenter on Victory Drive at the site of the old Baker High School. Two new proposals, however, will bring the Walmart Neighborhood Market to Columbus.The Market is like a grocery store, without the clothes, hardware, etc. typical to most Walmart's.See the proposals at www.columbusga.org/planning. You can voice your opinion about the new stores be...
  • Bloody details revealed in Columbus murder suspect’s court hearing

    Bloody details revealed in Columbus murder suspect’s court hearing

    Saturday, August 30 2014 12:01 AM EDT2014-08-30 04:01:33 GMT
    Police say the man accused of killing a Columbus woman and her baby was covered with blood when police pulled him over hours after the bodies were found.Brandon Conner had his first court hearing on Friday. Detectives testified on how they connected Conner, 35, to the murders.The remains of Rosella Mitchell and her son Dylan Conner were found in a home on Winifred Lane after a fire last Thursday. Officials say Mitchell was stabbed with a knife multiple times before the fire.Police say several...
    Police say the man accused of killing a Columbus woman and her baby was covered with blood when police pulled him over hours after the bodies were found.Brandon Conner had his first court hearing on Friday. Detectives testified on how they connected Conner, 35, to the murders.The remains of Rosella Mitchell and her son Dylan Conner were found in a home on Winifred Lane after a fire last Thursday. Officials say Mitchell was stabbed with a knife multiple times before the fire.Police say several...
  • 3 injured after tractor-trailer overturns in Phenix City

    3 injured after tractor-trailer overturns in Phenix City

    Friday, August 29 2014 6:03 PM EDT2014-08-29 22:03:50 GMT
    Two tractor-trailers collided Friday morning in Phenix City.It happened on US-431 near Chattahoochee Valley Community College.Officials say a tractor-trailer carrying recycled cans flipped over- after it couldn't stop at a red light. The semi then slammed into a car and a logging truck. Crews cleaned up the cans that spilled onto the highway as traffic backed up for miles. Nothing spilled from the logging truck. 3 people were sent to the hospital--but no one was seriously injured.
    Two tractor-trailers collided Friday morning in Phenix City.It happened on US-431 near Chattahoochee Valley Community College.Officials say a tractor-trailer carrying recycled cans flipped over- after it couldn't stop at a red light. The semi then slammed into a car and a logging truck. Crews cleaned up the cans that spilled onto the highway as traffic backed up for miles. Nothing spilled from the logging truck. 3 people were sent to the hospital--but no one was seriously injured.
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