“We are mourning the loss of a great reporter and friend today,” KTUL general manager Pat Baldwin said. “Bill loved the station and our viewers. He was a hard worker and taught us all how to find news stories. He will always be part of the Channel 8 family.”
Mitchell started at KTUL in 1972. In 1982, he moved to KARK in Little Rock, AR, for one year before working at KOCO in Oklahoma City for 11 years. Mitchell came back to KTUL in 1994 where he worked until December 2012.
A veteran of the U.S. Army, Mitchell was known for reporting on the Girl Scout Murders, the Edmond Post Office Massacre and the Oklahoma City Bombings.
He is survived by his wife Jill and daughter Cynthia Mitchell. He was 69 years old.
Mitchell’s funeral will be held Saturday, March 30 at 1:00 p.m. at Forest Park Christian Church in Tulsa.
The station has posted several pictures and videos to its website celebrating the man and his work. Click here to view.