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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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  • News 3 Midday 4/23/14

    News 3 Midday 4/23/14

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 1:37 PM EDT2014-04-23 17:37:25 GMT
    Watch News 3 Midday each weekday at Noon ET and 11 a.m. CT.
    Watch News 3 Midday each weekday at Noon ET and 11 a.m. CT.
  • Opelika police looking for man using counterfeit bills

    Opelika police looking for man using counterfeit bills

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 10:58 AM EDT2014-04-22 14:58:13 GMT
    Opelika police are searching for aman who made purchases using counterfeit money.On March 22, the suspect made two separate purchases at Target using two $100 counterfeit bills. Loss prevention officers reported the man.He is described as a black male, about 5'8" weighing around 180 pounds.Anyone who has any information about this case is asked to call the Opelika Police Department Investigative Services Division at (334) 705-5220 or the Secret Witness Hotline at (334) 745-8665.
    Opelika police are searching for aman who made purchases using counterfeit money.On March 22, the suspect made two separate purchases at Target using two $100 counterfeit bills. Loss prevention officers reported the man.He is described as a black male, about 5'8" weighing around 180 pounds.Anyone who has any information about this case is asked to call the Opelika Police Department Investigative Services Division at (334) 705-5220 or the Secret Witness Hotline at (334) 745-8665.
  • Suspect wanted for 24th St shooting

    Suspect wanted for 24th St shooting

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 10:31 AM EDT2014-04-22 14:31:52 GMT
    Columbus police are searching Kenderrick MarquiseHill for Aggravated Assault in connection with a Saturday shootingat 24th Streetand 14th Avenue that sent a man and woman to the hospital.Hill is considered armed and dangerous.Police say he is 6'2" and weighs 180 pounds. He has multiple tattoos including tear drops beneath his right eye, the word "thug" on his right arm and the word "Barbara" on his left arm. He also has a scar on the right sidehis forehead.Anyone with information should call ...
    Columbus police are searching Kenderrick MarquiseHill for Aggravated Assault in connection with a Saturday shootingat 24th Streetand 14th Avenue that sent a man and woman to the hospital.Hill is considered armed and dangerous.Police say he is 6'2" and weighs 180 pounds. He has multiple tattoos including tear drops beneath his right eye, the word "thug" on his right arm and the word "Barbara" on his left arm. He also has a scar on the right sidehis forehead.Anyone with information should call ...
  • Early voting for May 20 primary begins April 28

    Early voting for May 20 primary begins April 28

    Monday, April 21 2014 12:03 PM EDT2014-04-21 16:03:17 GMT
    Early voting for the May 20 primary elections begin Monday, April 28. There are a number of locations you can visit to vote in Muscogee County. Their hours vary, so we have listed all the information for you below:04/28/2014 - 05/16/2014 7:00 AM - 4:30 PM, Days: M,Tu,W,Th,FCity Services Center 3111 Citizens Way Columbus, GA 31906 04/28/2014 - 05/16/2014 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM, Days: M,Tu,W,Th,F Columbus Baptist Association 3679 Steam Mill Road Columbus, GA 31906 04/28/2014 - 05/16/2014 11:00 AM - ...
    Early voting for the May 20 primary elections begin Monday, April 28. There are a number of locations you can visit to vote in Muscogee County. Their hours vary, so we have listed all the information for you below:04/28/2014 - 05/16/2014 7:00 AM - 4:30 PM, Days: M,Tu,W,Th,FCity Services Center 3111 Citizens Way Columbus, GA 31906 04/28/2014 - 05/16/2014 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM, Days: M,Tu,W,Th,F Columbus Baptist Association 3679 Steam Mill Road Columbus, GA 31906 04/28/2014 - 05/16/2014 11:00 AM - ...
  • AL Driver License services to go down for database conversion

    AL Driver License services to go down for database conversion

    Monday, April 21 2014 11:43 AM EDT2014-04-21 15:43:03 GMT
    The Alabama Department of Public Safety’s Driver License Division has scheduled a database conversion the last weekend of April.The conversion willaffect all systems, including online services, which will be shut down from 5 p.m. Fri.,April 25, to 8 a.m. Wed., April 30. During that time, Driver License examining offices across the state will be unable to issue, renew or reinstate driver licenses and non-driver ident...
    The Alabama Department of Public Safety’s Driver License Division has scheduled a database conversion the last weekend of April.The conversion willaffect all systems, including online services, which will be shut down from 5 p.m. Fri.,April 25, to 8 a.m. Wed., April 30. During that time, Driver License examining offices across the state will be unable to issue, renew or reinstate driver licenses and non-driver ident...
  • Auburn University classes cancelled after reported threat

    Auburn University classes cancelled after reported threat

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 6:40 PM EDT2014-04-16 22:40:37 GMT
    Image tweeted by student newspaper The Auburn University Plainsman shows the alleged threat written inside a bathroom.Image tweeted by student newspaper The Auburn University Plainsman shows the alleged threat written inside a bathroom.
    Auburn University classes have been canceled Wednesday "due to student and parent anxiety over [a] threat," an emergency message posted to the school's Web site reads.
    Auburn University classes have been canceled Wednesday "due to student and parent anxiety over [a] threat," an emergency message posted to the school's Web site reads.
  • Gov. Deal signs bills assisting veterans, military families

    Gov. Deal signs bills assisting veterans, military families

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 5:53 PM EDT2014-04-15 21:53:28 GMT
    Georgia Govenor Nathan Deal at the National Infantry Museum in Columbus Tuesday, where he signed three bills in to law that are meant to help veterans and military families.Georgia Govenor Nathan Deal at the National Infantry Museum in Columbus Tuesday, where he signed three bills in to law that are meant to help veterans and military families.
    Gov. Deal signed the bills while at the National Infantry Museum in Columbus Tuesday.
    Gov. Deal signed the bills while at the National Infantry Museum in Columbus Tuesday.
  • More than $70,000 in stolen property recovered by Harris Co. Sheriff's Office

    More than $70,000 in stolen property recovered by Harris Co. Sheriff's Office

    Monday, April 14 2014 12:35 PM EDT2014-04-14 16:35:45 GMT
    Friday night the Harris County Sheriff's Office and cooperating agencies recovered more than $70,000 in stolen property.
    Friday night the Harris County Sheriff's Office and cooperating agencies recovered more than $70,000 in stolen property.
  • Muscogee County prison inmate escapes - again

    Muscogee County prison inmate escapes - again

    Friday, April 11 2014 11:22 PM EDT2014-04-12 03:22:44 GMT
    Darrin Adams has escaped from Muscogee prison. He escaped from Lee jail last year.
    Darrin Adams has escaped from Muscogee prison. He escaped from Lee jail last year.
  • New Army standards target ethnic hairstyles, enrages black women

    New Army standards target ethnic hairstyles, enrages black women

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 9:15 PM EDT2014-04-09 01:15:51 GMT
    New hair standards for military personnel have shocked some with the restrictions they put on black women. Black women in the Army can say goodbye to dreadlocks, twists, and cornrows, styles their ancestors have been wearing for centuries.The American military prides itself on a professional and conservative presentation, but new rules now exclude some hairstyles. Without natural "do's" like dreads and braids, black women are left with few options, chemical treatments like relaxers, or choppi...
    New hair standards for military personnel have shocked some with the restrictions they put on black women. Black women in the Army can say goodbye to dreadlocks, twists, and cornrows, styles their ancestors have been wearing for centuries.The American military prides itself on a professional and conservative presentation, but new rules now exclude some hairstyles. Without natural "do's" like dreads and braids, black women are left with few options, chemical treatments like relaxers, or choppi...
  • Rainwater runoff washing away Harris County woman's yard

    Rainwater runoff washing away Harris County woman's yard

    Monday, April 7 2014 5:38 PM EDT2014-04-07 21:38:21 GMT
    The heavy rain is washing away one Harris County woman's backyard right before her eyes, and the county tells her they can't help.
    The heavy rain is washing away one Harris County woman's backyard right before her eyes, and the county tells her they can't help.
  • Phenix City man dies after single-vehicle accident

    Phenix City man dies after single-vehicle accident

    Monday, April 7 2014 1:10 PM EDT2014-04-07 17:10:47 GMT
    A Phenix City man is dead after single-vehicle crash Sunday.At 6:35 p.m. Sunday, 41-year-oldMorris Louther Reese diedafter the Ford Expedition he was driving left the roadway and struck a tree. The crash occurred on Lee County 207 two miles west of Smiths Station.Nothing further is available as Alabama State Troopers continue to investigate.
    A Phenix City man is dead after single-vehicle crash Sunday.At 6:35 p.m. Sunday, 41-year-oldMorris Louther Reese diedafter the Ford Expedition he was driving left the roadway and struck a tree. The crash occurred on Lee County 207 two miles west of Smiths Station.Nothing further is available as Alabama State Troopers continue to investigate.
  • Barbour Co. special grand jury decides not to indict officer in Massey shooting

    Barbour Co. special grand jury decides not to indict officer in Massey shooting

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 7:57 PM EDT2014-04-02 23:57:14 GMT

    Eufaula police officer involved in deadly shooting returned to full, active duty.

    Eufaula police officer involved in deadly shooting returned to full, active duty.

  • Name of officer involved in CSU fatal shooting released

    Name of officer involved in CSU fatal shooting released

    Tuesday, April 1 2014 6:29 PM EDT2014-04-01 22:29:10 GMT
    We now know the name of the Columbus State University officer involved in a fatal shooting Sunday.A CSUofficialconfirms Sgt. Ben Scott is now on administrative leave with pay. The shooting happened Sunday afternoon near the CourtyardI student apartments on campus after police say they got a call about a man loading a gun.When officers approaced 20-year-old Zikarious Flint, they say he ran. After a footchase,police say Flint turned towards them, and that's when two deadly shots were fired. CSU...
    We now know the name of the Columbus State University officer involved in a fatal shooting Sunday.A CSUofficialconfirms Sgt. Ben Scott is now on administrative leave with pay. The shooting happened Sunday afternoon near the CourtyardI student apartments on campus after police say they got a call about a man loading a gun.When officers approaced 20-year-old Zikarious Flint, they say he ran. After a footchase,police say Flint turned towards them, and that's when two deadly shots were fired. CSU...
  • Red Cross volunteers help more than 100 Columbus residents recover from fires

    Red Cross volunteers help more than 100 Columbus residents recover from fires

    Tuesday, April 1 2014 6:08 PM EDT2014-04-01 22:08:18 GMT
    The Columbus chapter of the American Red Cross responds tohouse firesevery 48 to 72 hours. This year alone the organization has helped more than 100 individuals in the wake of disaster.Red Cross has assisted in 35 out of 74 residential fires in Columbusin 2014,and Interim Executive Director Ryan Logan says it's important to help people get back on their feet. "Disasters bring out the best and worst in people," he says. "We see it time and time again, but I think we're there to be that calm, t...
    The Columbus chapter of the American Red Cross responds tohouse firesevery 48 to 72 hours. This year alone the organization has helped more than 100 individuals in the wake of disaster.Red Cross has assisted in 35 out of 74 residential fires in Columbusin 2014,and Interim Executive Director Ryan Logan says it's important to help people get back on their feet. "Disasters bring out the best and worst in people," he says. "We see it time and time again, but I think we're there to be that calm, t...
  • Victim's family speaks out about CSU shooting

    Victim's family speaks out about CSU shooting

    Tuesday, April 1 2014 10:48 AM EDT2014-04-01 14:48:56 GMT
    The family of Zikarious Flint is speaking out about the officer-involved shooting on the campus of Columbus State University.
    The family of Zikarious Flint is speaking out about the officer-involved shooting on the campus of Columbus State University.
  • 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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  • April Mugshots

    April Mugshots

    Thursday, April 10 2014 11:54 AM EDT2014-04-10 15:54:25 GMT

    April arrests made in the Upstate and western North Carolina.

    April arrests made in the Upstate and western North Carolina.

  • Russell County deputy arrested for drug trafficking

    Russell County deputy arrested for drug trafficking

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 5:46 PM EDT2014-04-23 21:46:33 GMT

    Deputy Brandon Williams found in possession of synthetic marijuana and steroids, Sheriff Heath Taylor says.

    Deputy Brandon Williams found in possession of synthetic marijuana and steroids, Sheriff Heath Taylor says.

  • Name of Seale murder victim released

    Name of Seale murder victim released

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 8:53 PM EDT2014-04-24 00:53:49 GMT
    Eric Tunnell Anderson, 23, was found dead in a trailer home Tuesday afternoon, according to Sheriff Taylor. Taylor tells News 3 that Anderson was renting a trailer home on Avalon Circle in Seale.
    Eric Tunnell Anderson, 23, was found dead in a trailer home Tuesday afternoon, according to Sheriff Taylor. Taylor tells News 3 that Anderson was renting a trailer home on Avalon Circle in Seale.
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