Lori Mitchell joined WRCB-TV in February 2017 and co-anchors Channel 3 Eyewitness News Today. She helps viewers wake up and start their day from 5:00 to 7:00 each weekday morning.
Her curiosity, interest in current events and passion for storytelling initially led her to pursue a career in journalism.
Lori comes to WRCB-TV from Nashville where she spent nearly 10 years as a reporter and anchor at WKRN. During her time there, she covered some of the biggest stories in Music City, including the devastating historic flood of 2010. She was part of the hours of continuous team coverage and filed live reports from some of the hardest hit areas for television stations across the country. While working in Nashville, she interviewed politicians, athletes, celebrities and country music singers.
Lori also appeared several times on the television show "Nashville," playing the role of a television news journalist.
Prior to moving to Tennessee, she covered the news in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Lori was the primary weekday anchor at WBKO and delivered the news to viewers each night at 5:00 and 6:00 p.m.
Lori graduated from Western Kentucky University with a degree in broadcasting and a double minor in sociology and criminology. During college, she completed an internship at WRTV in Indianapolis. Before working in television, she started her broadcasting career in her hometown, Scottsville, Kentucky, where she worked at WLCK-WVLE radio while still in high school.
Lori is a former Miss Kentucky USA and competed in the nationally televised Miss USA pageant on NBC.
In 2017, she moved to Chattanooga with her husband, Tom, who is a native of Signal Mountain. He's happy to be back home and they are looking forward to exploring the Tennessee Valley.
Lori is involved with the Kidney Foundation of Greater Chattanooga. She was part of the 10th annual Dare to Dance “celebrity” cast in September 2017 and raised money to help local kidney patients.
If you have a story idea you’d like Lori to pursue, send her an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.