Octavia Mitchell Biography
Octavia Mitchell is an American Emmy Award-Winning journalist working for WCBD as an anchor. She joined the station back in 2022.
Octavia Mitchell Education
Mitchell attended Lincoln High School where she graduated. She, later on, joined South Carolina State University where she attained her Bachelor of Arts in English and Broadcasting
Octavia Mitchell Career
Mitchell is an Awendaw, South Carolina, native who anchors News 2 Today and News 2 Midday. She is also a member of the Count on 2 Team since 2002 and is glad to have the chance to be working in her and for her hometown.
Mitchell has a segment that highlights the many effective and positive programs and community initiatives in local schools. The segment goes by the name of “Cool School of the Week” and has also helped a lot in the community. Each Cool School gets coverage over an entire week, and the philosophy and particular programs of each school are clearly articulated so that local viewers can get a nuanced view of the range of great schools within the community. She nonetheless encloses school awards, the good news about teachers of the year, just to mention a few.
Mitchell not long ago inaugurated into The Citadel’s Zucker Family School of Education’s WALL OF FAME. She has also served as the media champion for the Lowcountry American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign for some years. She admits to being very much passionate about telling stories that have a direct impact on the community and that she strives to be, “A voice for the voiceless.”
Mitchell is also a part of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Union African Methodist Episcopal Church, and the National Association of Black Journalists where she is very much active. She often visits schools as well as serves as a hostess and a mistress of ceremonies for community and school events.
Whenever she is not reporting, she enjoys spending her time with her r husband Neilson Hilton, son Cayden, and her close-knit family. If not that, she also enjoys reading a good book, watching old movies, dancing, swimming, and writing poetry.
Octavia Mitchell Age
Mitchell was born on December 17th, 1963 in Awendaw, South Carolina. She is therefore 58 years old as of 2021.
Octavia Mitchell Height
Mitchell stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches tall.
Octavia Mitchell Family
Mitchell has managed to keep her personal life away from the limelight hence she has not disclosed any information about her parents. It is also not known if Mitchell has any siblings.
Octavia Mitchell Husband
Mitchell is happily married to Neilson Hilton. Together they have a son by the name of Cayden and her close-knit family.
Octavia Mitchell Salary
Mitchell earns an annual salary ranging between $40,000 – $ 110,500.
Octavia Mitchell Net Worth
Mitchell has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 Million – $5 Million which she has earned through being a journalist.
Octavia Mitchell Awards
Mitchell is also well known for being a complete, balanced, and fair reporter. She has nonetheless managed to win several awards including an Emmy Award. Additionally, she has received several accolades and awards for all that she does for her community. “Community Tribute Honoree” by the MOJA Arts Festival, and “Most Cheerful News Anchor” by the Charleston City Paper are some of the awards she won since her career began. She was also the cover girl of Women of Fruit magazine, an inspirational periodical that aims at influential women in the Carolinas.
Octavia Mitchell WCBD
Mitchell is currently working at WCBD where she works alongside other famous WCBD anchors and reporters including;
- Carolyn Murray
- Sofia deSaussure
- Katie Augustine
- Amaris Jenkins
- Hanna Powers
- Rob Fowler
- Josh Marthers
- Mark Morgan