Tia Mitchell is a local government reporter for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution newspaper. Last fall, she was assigned to cover the campaign of and elections issues raised by Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams. Prior to joining the AJC, Tia served as Statehouse Bureau Chief for The Florida Times-Union newspaper and covered politics and government with a focus on Northeast Florida. She is also a former member of the Tampa Bay Times/Miami Herald Statehouse Bureau. Tia is a graduate of Florida A&M University.