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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 29, 2014
Contact: Steve Volstad, (919) 549-7173
Travis Mitchell Appointed to UNC-TV Board of Trustees
RALEIGH - North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory has appointed Travis Mitchell of Raleigh to a four-year term on the UNC-TV Board of Trustees, which will run through May 31, 2018. He succeeds Jim Goodmon of Raleigh on the board. Mr. Mitchell is the president of Communities In Schools of Wake County, a position that he has held since October 2010. Communities In Schools of Wake County is a local affiliate of a national network of 181 community branches that combat the dropout problem through one-on-one support for at-risk public school students.
Prior to his position with Communities In Schools, Mr. Mitchell was executive vice-president and chief operating offer for the Atlanta-based MBC Network, also known as the Black Family Channel. In that capacity he launched successful news and sports divisions and expanded its distribution from three cities to 3,600 cities in 48 states reaching 31 million homes. Before his role with MBC, Mr. Mitchell was the associate editor, and later managing editor, of four nationally distributed magazines published by Career Communications Group in Baltimore. He also served as production assistant and writer for the company’s prestigious Black Engineer of the Year Awards and the nationally syndicated television program Success Through Education: A Salute to Black Achievement.
Mr. Mitchell earned a B.A. in broadcast journalism from Morgan State University in Baltimore in 1992. While there, he was the recipient of a full four-year curriculum-based honors scholarship, a member of the men’s basketball team, and editor of the campus newspaper. Upon graduation he received the Governor William Donald Schaeffer Award for Outstanding Student Leadership for his work with the Maryland General Assembly and the Governor’s office organizing support for a 15-year campus improvement plan. Mr. Mitchell and his wife Angela, a teacher in the Wake County Public School system, live in Raleigh with their daughter Trae, a seventh-grader at Ligon Middle School. Mr. Mitchell is the nephew of the late Senator Vernon Malone. “We welcome Travis Mitchell to the UNC-TV Board of Trustees,” said Robb Teer, chairman of the UNC-TV Board of Trustees, “and we look forward to having the benefit of his energy, his leadership, and his dedication to public education on the UNC-TV board.”
UNC-TV provides people of all ages with enriching, life-changing television through its distinctive array of programs and services, including four digital channels: flagship UNC-TV; UNC-EX, the Explorer Channel; UNC-KD, the Kids Channel; and the North Carolina Channel, stories with a local accent. UNC-TV’s 12 stations comprise North Carolina’s only statewide television network, made possible through a unique partnership of public investment and private support. UNC-TV is committed to producing, broadcasting, and sharing content for and about North Carolina, making it the state’s most important source of information about North Carolina. For more information, visit unctv.org and join the conversation by liking us at facebook.com/unctv and following us on Twitter@UNCTV.
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