Fox 5 Atlanta’s, Marissa Mitchell To Host Cocktails & Educators On Tuesday, August 16th

August Event BackWe will explore why teachers are held to higher accountability for posting pictures with alcohol or sipping alcohol on social media and being reprimanded or terminated, even if they are off school grounds and off the clock. Is it fair? We request to be graced with your presence to be part of this unorthodox panel to address real life issues involving alcohol and bringing awareness to consumers on their beverage choices. For more information, please visit . This event will be held on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at the BQE Lounge in downtown Atlanta, GA from 7p to 10p (panel starts at 7:30p).


Marissa Mitchell joined FOX 5 Atlanta as a multimedia journalist in September 2015.

The Atlanta native is excited to do what she loves at Fox 5, where she interned as a college student.

Marissa worked as an anchor/reporter at WBMA, the ABC affiliate in Birmingham, AL. There, she often lead the station’s coverage of breaking news and city politics. She covered everything from natural disasters to college football championship games.

Marissa started her television career at WTVC, the ABC affiliate, in Chattanooga, TN.  Since, her work has appeared in national outlets. And in 2015, she was featured as a news analyst on BBC World News. The National Association of Black Journalists once nominated her for a general assignment reporting award.

Marissa received a bachelor’s degree in political science and journalism from Emory University in Atlanta.

She later obtained her master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism in Evanston, IL. She attended the school on a full-tuition, media management scholarship from the McCormick Foundation. The scholarship included a curriculum and certificate program at the Kellogg School of Management. After graduating, Marissa was selected to participate in the News 21 fellowship, a nationally-recognized multimedia program sponsored by the Carnegie Corporation and Knight Foundation.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling and eating at new restaurants. She also enjoys motivational speaking and dancing.

If you see her out, feel free to say hello and share your story ideas.

Follow Marissa on Twitter @MarissaMFOX5