Former KAVU morning anchor to work with Congressman Farenthold's office

Aug. 7, 2014 at 7:18 p.m.
Updated Aug. 8, 2014 at 12:21 a.m.

Newscenter 25 at Sunrise anchor Shawna Currie Mitchell will be serving the community in a new way from now on.

The longtime morning reporter and anchor confirmed via email that she has accepted a job with Congressman Blake Farenthold's office in Victoria.

Farenthold said Mitchell joined the team Monday as a full-time red tape cutter, which is how he titles his constituent caseworkers. The job offer came after she worked part time with his office for about month.

"She's very passionate about working with people," Farenthold said.

Mitchell will work directly with community members in the Victoria area who need help dealing with public services, including veterans' affairs and Social Security Administration.

Mitchell started with Newscenter 25 in 2001 as a member of the production staff and joined the news team in 2003 as assignment editor before being promoted to reporter and anchor.

Mitchell declined to comment about the move.



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