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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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  • Home Depot security breach may reach farther than direct customers

    Home Depot security breach may reach farther than direct customers

    Monday, September 15 2014 4:52 PM EDT2014-09-15 20:52:12 GMT
    Child Support debit card issued by Georgia may be impacted by Home Depot breachChild Support debit card issued by Georgia may be impacted by Home Depot breach
    One man claims his family is seeing the side effects of Home Depot's security breach without even shopping at the store.
    One man claims his family is seeing the side effects of Home Depot's security breach without even shopping at the store.
  • Fire damages Columbus home on Stafford Lane

    Fire damages Columbus home on Stafford Lane

    Monday, September 15 2014 1:43 PM EDT2014-09-15 17:43:01 GMT
    Video posted to Facebook shows flames coming out a home on Stafford Lane Monday.Video posted to Facebook shows flames coming out a home on Stafford Lane Monday.
    Firefighters spent Monday morning battling a fire that damaged a home in the Georgetown community.
    Firefighters spent Monday morning battling a fire that damaged a home in the Georgetown community.
  • Community honors local veterans on 9/11

    Community honors local veterans on 9/11

    Thursday, September 11 2014 6:39 PM EDT2014-09-11 22:39:48 GMT
    Columbus honored local veterans in remembrance of 9/11 Thursday.
    Columbus honored local veterans in remembrance of 9/11 Thursday.
  • Clean water debate affects Chattahoochee River

    Clean water debate affects Chattahoochee River

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 7:23 PM EDT2014-09-10 23:23:12 GMT
    Lawmakers in Washington are fighting a proposal by the Environmental Protection Agency that affects the Chattahoochee River. The Clean Water Act, which was passed in 1972, addresses pollution in the nation's waterways.The EPA's new proposed rule is the result of a collaborative study with the US Army Corps of Engineers.
    Lawmakers in Washington are fighting a proposal by the Environmental Protection Agency that affects the Chattahoochee River. The Clean Water Act, which was passed in 1972, addresses pollution in the nation's waterways.The EPA's new proposed rule is the result of a collaborative study with the US Army Corps of Engineers.
  • Local doctors prepare for Enterovirus D-68

    Local doctors prepare for Enterovirus D-68

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 7:07 PM EDT2014-09-09 23:07:11 GMT
    Doctors explain that Enterovirus D-68 may look like the common coldDoctors explain that Enterovirus D-68 may look like the common cold
    Doctors in Georgia and Alabama are on high alert as kids across the country have begun developing a mysterious respiratory illness.More than 1,000 children have been hospitalized in the past few weeks. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have tested a few dozen cases in Missouri and Illinois, which prove to be Enterovirus D-68. They say there are likely many more, but the testing process is difficult, and the line gets longer as more kids get sick.Both Georgia and Alabama are among...
    Doctors in Georgia and Alabama are on high alert as kids across the country have begun developing a mysterious respiratory illness.More than 1,000 children have been hospitalized in the past few weeks. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have tested a few dozen cases in Missouri and Illinois, which prove to be Enterovirus D-68. They say there are likely many more, but the testing process is difficult, and the line gets longer as more kids get sick.Both Georgia and Alabama are among...
  • Columbus gets new Walmarts...with a twist

    Columbus gets new Walmarts...with a twist

    Aug 25, 2014 07:03 PM2014-09-08 02:23:52 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...
  • Condoms found at Columbus park during youth football practice

    Condoms found at Columbus park during youth football practice

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 6:23 PM EDT2014-09-03 22:23:10 GMT
    A Columbus mother tells News 3 she was "appalled" when she found used condoms and wrappers at Shirley Winston Park Tuesday during her 10-year-old son's football practice.
    A Columbus mother tells News 3 she was "appalled" when she found used condoms and wrappers at Shirley Winston Park Tuesday during her 10-year-old son's football practice.
  • 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.
  • 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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