Mikea Turner Biography
Mikea Turner,32, is an NBC12 journalist working as an evening news anchor. Besides appearing on the screen, Turner contributes to the show through writing, editing, and producing stories. She is also a professional field reporter. Prior to working at NBC, Mikea served at WUSA and WBOC. This experience helped in shaping the person she is today.
Mikea Turner Age and Spouse
She was born on December 9th, 1990 in Prince George’s County. Her mother is from D.C and her father is from Virginia. Turner also has a close relationship with her big sister. Since childhood, Mikea has demonstrated a passion to excel in her work. At a young age, she focused on bettering her skills. Mikea has put aside matters concerning, relationships, starting a family, and having a husband.
Mikea Turner Education
She went to Thoman G Pullen High School in Maryland where she got an opportunity to experience art. This spared a desire to be a singer or an actress. However, her passion changed when she joined Eleanor Roosevelt High School.
Law became her goal, leading her to intern at the federal courthouse and the county courthouse. Through the opportunities she interned, Turner got an experience in journalism and fell in love with it. Journalism did not make sense until she joined Rutgers University where she decided to do major in journalism and media studies and a minor in Japanese.
In journalism was hidden a gem she knew nothing off. Storytelling came naturally to her. Turner realized she loved being in front of the camera, lights, and attention. All these brought her true identity.
Having an experience in journalism sparked a great interest that neither school work nor internship opportunities bothered her. All were walk-overs.
No matter the magnitude of the story, Turner was passionate about informing people. She knew that this experience was shaping the person she would become in the future.
Mikea Turner Career
Her passion for journalism led her to an internship opportunity at WUSA9. There, her responsibilities were researching information for reporters’ stories, shooting on the field, and writing material for the entertainment segment oh My Goff. She interned at The Insider where she researched entertainment material and aided in the production of interviews and morning shows.
After graduating, Turner was certain of getting a job but the opportunities were slimmer than she thought. Regardless, she opted to volunteer at Prince George’s Community Television. Here, she got exposed to the real world of journalism.
It motivated her to work as a freelancer. After a few months, an opportunity came knocking and Turner took it without second guessing. She became a general assignment reporter at Prince George’s Community and also had an opportunity to launch her own show called Inspirational Moments with Mikea.
Another opportunity came and Turner found herself as a video journalist, Fill-in Producer, and Fill-in anchor for WBOC-TV. After two years of occupying this position, the organization promoted her to Morning Live Reporter, Fill-in anchor, and Meteorologist.
Her breakthrough moment came in 2016 when she was called to work at WUSA-TV as a weekend Morning Anchor, Reporter, and Fill-in Traffic Anchor. Here, her work was immediately recognized as she was nominated for the Emmy for a feature story.
Working hard made her a highly sought-after journalist. In January 2021, she announced he departure from WUSA after five years. She joined NBC12 as an anchor. There, she wore many hats.
Turner wrote stories, edited scripts, emceed events, and anchored 22.214.171.124.11 shows. She also learned copy editing, social media blogging, video editing, and other journalism skills.
During Black History Month, Mikea covered the story of Mary Lumpkin, an enslaved woman who transformed one of the greatest slavery lands into Virginia Union University, which has been a place for change and growth to many African Americans.
Mikea Turner Success, Salary, and Height
According to Turner, her journey in journalism has all been by the Grace of God. Her best Scripture is Jeremiah 29:11. She loves motivating and mentoring people inspired to become future journalists.
Mikea is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists, Rutger Alumni Mentoring Program, and the ALS Association.
Mikea can be described as charismatic. Her love for fashion and beauty goes without saying. Although she is a journalist, she can be described as an Instagram celebrity with 12k followers.
Her Instagram gallery is full of fashion inspiring photos. Her height of 5 feet and 8 inches is a perfect fit for fashion, beauty, and to a greater extent, anchoring. Turner also lives a decent life from what she earns. Her salary is approximately $70,000 per year.