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Octavia Mitchell

"I'm up and ready to shine at 2:30 a.m. weekday mornings." That's the answer Octavia gives when she is frequently asked, "What time do you get up?"

Octavia is a morning anchor for News 2 Today.  A member of the Count on 2 Team since 2002, she feels blessed to have a career she loves in her hometown.   She is a Lowcountry native from Awendaw SC.  Octavia is a graduate of Lincoln High School in McClellanville, and she received her Bachelor of Arts in English and Broadcasting from South Carolina State University.

Octavia covers education.  Every week, her Cool School segments highlight the many positive and effective programs and community initiatives in local schools.

Octavia is an Emmy award winning journalist, and has received numerous awards and accolades for her role in the community.  Octavia is most passionate about telling stories that have a direct impact on the community, and says she strives to be, "A voice for the voiceless."   One of her favorite quotes, "A good head and good heart are always a formidable combination." - Nelson Mandela

Octavia Mitchell is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, and Union A.M.E Church.

Octavia enjoys spending time with her fiancé Neilson, son Cayden, and her close-knit family. She also enjoys visiting local schools, where she serves as a mentor for students.  Also, when time allows, Octavia enjoys dancing, reading a good book, writing poetry, swimming, and watching old movies.

Email Octavia if you think your school is a 'Cool School' or with any story ideas.

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