Sandra Mitchell

Sandra Mitchell is an Emmy Award-winning Los Angeles television news anchor and reporter. In the past 20 years on LA TV news, she has established herself as a warm and reassuring presence during some of the biggest stories in recent history. A voice of calm, from the Covid pandemic and the 9/11 terrorist attacks to wildfires and pursuits, she has proved herself as a trusted journalist and storyteller.

One of the biggest stories of her own life was her breast cancer diagnosis. On an August day in 2011, just moments before she was set to live anchor KCAL 9 News in Los Angeles, Sandra received a call from her doctor: “I have the results of your biopsy. I’m afraid it’s not good news. You have breast cancer.” In the weeks and months that followed, Sandra dug into the story of her diagnosis and treatment, interviewing doctors and medical professionals and sharing her stories through her blog: “1 in 8” and later as a local television news series of the same name. Emboldened by her own recovery, she became an executive director of the L.A. chapter of Susan G. Komen Foundation.

In addition to her four Emmy Awards for Excellence in Television Reporting, Sandra has received three Golden Mike Awards from the L.A. Radio and Television News Association and the National Alliance for Women in Media Genii Award for Excellence in Broadcasting. She also has been honored by Kappa Tau Alpha, the National Honor Society for Journalists and Broadcasters.