|For Immediate Release|
April 7, 2000
Mitchell Comes to IU Northwest for Communication Week
CBS News correspondent, RussMitchell will speak to campus and community members on media issuesregarding women and politics during two separate presentations at IndianaUniversity Northwest on April 18.
The presentations are sponsored by the university’s departmentof communication in honor of CommunicationWeek. Mitchell, a highly respected journalist, will beginthe day with his first presentation, Women and the Media from 11:30a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in RaintreeHall, Room 102. A reception for Mitchell will be from 6 to 7 p.m. inTamarack Hall, Room64, with his second presentation, Mass Media and Political Communicationimmediately following in RaintreeHall, Room 102.
Mitchell not only serves as an acclaimed news correspondent contributingto many CBS broadcasts, including the CBS Evening News with Dan Rather,but also is co-anchor of the popular CBS News SaturdayEarly Show. He’s been in that role since 1997.
He has received numerous professional awards including an Emmy Awardin 1997 for coverage of the TWA flight 800 air crash, a 1995 National Associationof Black Journalists News Award, two Emmy Awards from the NationalAcademy of Television Arts and Sciences - St. Louis, and a Best Reporterhonor from the UPI – Missouri.
From 1995-1997, Mitchell served as anchor on the CBS Sunday Night News,and covered the 1996 presidential race, contributing regular features tothe CBSEvening News. He also covered the 1996 Republican National Conventionin San Diego and former-House Speaker, Newt Gingrich’s headquarters onelection night. Mitchell previously served as correspondent for the primetime CBS News magazine, Eye to Eye, from 1993-1995, and filed reportsfrom all over the world including Russia, Chile, Indonesia, France - andthe 1994 US military operation in Haiti.
Prior to his Eye to Eye assignment, Mitchell served as co-anchorof the CBS News overnight broadcast, Up to the Minute. The show premieredin 1992, the same year he joined CBS News as a New-York-based correspondent.Mitchell graduated from the University ofMissouri with a bachelor’s degree 10 years earlier in 1982 and beganhis broadcasting career with KMBC-TV in Kansas City. Before coming to CBSNews, he served as an anchor at WFAA-TV in Dallas, a reporter at KTVI-TVin St. Louis, and as a weekend anchor and reporter at KMOV-TV, the CBSaffiliate in St. Louis.
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