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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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  • 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.
  • Crossing arms to be installed at Smiths Station railroad crossing

    Crossing arms to be installed at Smiths Station railroad crossing

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 8:06 PM EDT2014-07-30 00:06:53 GMT
    A Smiths Station High School teacher was hit by a train at an unprotected crossing.A Smiths Station High School teacher was hit by a train at an unprotected crossing.
    The Smiths Station High School teacher whose SUV was hit by a train Monday remains in the hospital in satisfactory condition, but her accident has Lee County officials speeding up the process to install security measures.The Lee County Commission has been trying to install crossing arms, flashing lights and a bell at the intersection across from SSHS since 2011. Coincidentally, the project is slated to begin in less than a month.After Monday's accident, the commission added an item to the age...
    The Smiths Station High School teacher whose SUV was hit by a train Monday remains in the hospital in satisfactory condition, but her accident has Lee County officials speeding up the process to install security measures.The Lee County Commission has been trying to install crossing arms, flashing lights and a bell at the intersection across from SSHS since 2011. Coincidentally, the project is slated to begin in less than a month.After Monday's accident, the commission added an item to the age...
  • Update: Kellogg's plant to close by end of 2015, company responds

    Update: Kellogg's plant to close by end of 2015, company responds

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:11 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:11:13 GMT
    The Columbus Kellogg's plant is expected to close by the end of 2015.The Columbus Kellogg's plant is expected to close by the end of 2015.
    The Columbus Kellogg's plant is expected to be shut down by the end of 2015.
    The Columbus Kellogg's plant is expected to be shut down by the end of 2015.
  • 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...
  • 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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  • Chattahoochee Valley “Purge” is an urban legend, police say

    Chattahoochee Valley “Purge” is an urban legend, police say

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 6:51 PM EDT2014-08-19 22:51:03 GMT
    Several police department across the Chattahoochee Valley are reassuring concerned citizens that there will be no real-life "purge" after a social media campaign spread across Facebook on Tuesday.
    Several police department across the Chattahoochee Valley are reassuring concerned citizens that there will be no real-life "purge" after a social media campaign spread across Facebook on Tuesday.
  • Najee Dorsey Exhibit Comes to Columbus

    Najee Dorsey Exhibit Comes to Columbus

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 1:12 PM EDT2014-08-19 17:12:40 GMT
    Najee Dorsey is bringing his first solo museum show to The Columbus Museum this Thursday, August 21st and it will run until January 4th.The show is called "Leaving Mississippi: Reflections On Heroes and Folklore Works". We did a live interview with him on News 3 Midday to talk about his upcoming exhibit.
    Najee Dorsey is bringing his first solo museum show to The Columbus Museum this Thursday, August 21st and it will run until January 4th.The show is called "Leaving Mississippi: Reflections On Heroes and Folklore Works". We did a live interview with him on News 3 Midday to talk about his upcoming exhibit.
  • Columbus man sentenced for enticing two minor girls with gifts for sex

    Columbus man sentenced for enticing two minor girls with gifts for sex

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 5:10 PM EDT2014-08-19 21:10:13 GMT
    John David Przenkop used gifts and dinner to entice teen girls into having sex with him.John David Przenkop used gifts and dinner to entice teen girls into having sex with him.
    A Columbus man sentenced after admitting to enticing two female teens with promises of gifts, a shopping spree and dinner in exchange for sex.
    A Columbus man sentenced after admitting to enticing two female teens with promises of gifts, a shopping spree and dinner in exchange for sex.
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