“It’s an incredible honor,” he tells TVNewser. Mitchell, class of ’82, will ride in the Homecoming parade “and lead the crowd in a hearty chant of M-I-Z-Z-O-U!”
Mitchell – a Missouri native who got his first TV job as a night switchboard operator at St. Louis’ KTVI – keeps a home in the St. Louis suburbs. ”Someone once told me that I seem ‘spiritually recharged’ when I come back to New York from a trip to Missouri,” he tells TVNewser. “I’m not exactly sure what that means but I think it was a good observation.”
Mitchell will be sharing his experiences today via Twitter.