CHARLENE MITCHELL – HOST OF “MIND YOUR BUSINESS” AIRS THURSDAY 9-11PM  *Covering a wide range of topics focused primarily on entrepreneurship, business owners and individual self-sufficiency

Ms. Mitchell is a veteran broadcast journalist and the recipient of 2 prestigious Emmy Awards for outstanding news reporting. She earned her B.A. degree in Speech & Drama from Fisk University and completed a Master of Arts program in Radio, TV Film at Bowling Green University.

A native of Toledo, Ohio Ms. Mitchell broke the color barrier as the very first African American woman TV news reporter in her hometown. She enjoyed a fast rise to work at major stations in Baltimore, Washington D.C. and Boston before settling in metro Detroit to be closer to family. She also worked as a news reporter at both WJBK-TV and WXYZ -TV in Detroit.

Her successful career in television news led her to form her own agency, Media Consultants. She represents a wide variety of clients, providing Public Relations, Marketing and Advertising services.

Ms. Mitchell has received numerous awards including The Associated Press Outstanding News Reporting award, American Cancer Society Award for Outstanding Reporting, The Michigan Chronicle Women of Excellence, Spirit of Detroit Award, and others.

In addition to her work, Ms. Mitchell serves on the Board of Directors for The Ronald McDonald House of Detroit and AugMe International. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and The Women’s Informal Network and a Life member of the NAACP.

Ms. Mitchell has traveled extensively to numerous countries and world destinations including France, Spain ,Korea, Egypt, Ghana, Mexico, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Turkey, Portugal, Greece, and various islands in the Caribbean.

Hobbies:  Charity Work, Traveling, Swimming &Tennis