Since joining the 41 Action News Team in April of 2012 Mitch has covered some of the biggest stories in the Kansas City Metro.
He was one of the first reporters on the scene of the JJ's Explosion on the Country Club Plaza in February. When all the winter storms hit earlier this year Mitch was part of our team coverage. He found a group of motorists stranded on an exit for several hours . During the our rare May snow storm Mitch headed to the library to find out what it was like the last time it snowed in May back 1907 .
Mitch grew up on a farm just outside of Junction City, KS. One of Mitch's earliest memories is a family trip to Worlds of Fun when he was a kid. The TV broadcasting bug bit Mitch when he was 12 years old! He used the family's video camera to create his own newscasts. His parents still have the tapes and threaten Mitch to post them online to show everyone the start of his broadcast career.
After graduating from Fort Hays State University, Mitch worked in Wichita briefly before heading to Wisconsin to start reporting full-time. He spent nine years in the cheese state. He reported and anchored in Green Bay, Madison, and in Wausau/Rhinelander before moving back closer to home in 2009. Mitch anchored in Topeka for two years before making his way to Kansas City.
Mitch is proud of several stories including a look at Meth in the metro , convicted burglars who share tips with him on how people can keep their homes from being targeted , a Kansas man turning missile silos into million dollar condos and how digitals upgrades could force local drive-ins to close .
When Mitch isn't reporting in the field or from behind the anchor desk he is cycling, working in his yard or spending time with his family in Kansas and Missouri.
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