Mitchell McCoy is an investigative reporter and breaking news anchor at KARK-TV. The award-winning journalist has worked on many significant stories and earned appreciation from the people of Little Rock, Arkansas. And now, the anchor has announced his departure from the station. Mitchell McCoy is leaving KARK-TV for a new opportunity. KARK 4 News viewers are understandably saddened and want to know more about his exit. Here’s what the journalist said about his departure from KARK-TV.
Mitchell McCoy’s Education and Career
Mitchell McCoy, a native of Grand Rapids, Michigan, has been fascinated by television news broadcasts since he was a kid. He even convinced the principal at his elementary school to allow them to have weekly news and announcements.
While in high school, his dad was diagnosed with stage four adenoid cystic carcinoma cancer. As a result, McCoy’s dad stopped working, and his mom also had to stop working to take care of his dad.
So the aspiring broadcaster got a job on the radio to help pay the bills. And due to the difficult scenario, McCoy did not go to college.
In 2013, the family moved to St. Louis, Missouri, for the life-extending surgery of his dad. And Mitchell McCoy landed a position at KQTV in St. Joseph, Missouri, as an executive producer, reporter, and weekend anchor.
McCoy once got a chance to attend a conference hosted by KARK 4 News, and it piqued his curiosity. He fell head over heels for Little Rock after only one weekend there. After waiting for some time, he decided to apply for a job at the station and was hired as a reporter in 2015.
In 2019, he left the newsroom to work in the public relations department of the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office. Even though his time in law enforcement was short, it helped him get better at writing and doing research.
After a year, McCoy rejoined the KARK 4 News team as a breaking news anchor and investigative reporter. Since then, he has spent his time at the station investigating con artists and shady contractors that prey on Arkansans.
During an investigation conducted in 2021, McCoy revealed a judge’s practice of denying defendants in Arkansas access to public defenders. He was even called to testify before state lawmakers and share his expertise. The State Supreme Court later reprimanded the judge.
McCoy earned a regional Edward R. Murrow Award for his coverage of the story. Likewise, his reporting on the Sydney Sutherland case was also well-received.
Mitchell McCoy Exits KARK-TV
But now, after seven years, Mitchell McCoy is leaving KARK-TV. In April, he will be moving to St. Louis to take a job as an investigative reporter for FOX 2 News at KTVI-TV.
According to his social media statement, it’s an opportunity of a lifetime to work in a city where his family roots are.
Furthermore, the anchor has yet to reveal his last day on the broadcast. To share her appreciation, his colleague, Laura Monteverdi, shared a post for him.
Monteverdi said, “Mitch, thank you for your dedication to the state of Arkansas and our viewers. Most of all, thank you for being an amazing friend!”