Mikea Turner is excited to join the NBC12 news team after spending five years at the CBS affiliate in Washington, D.C., the area she grew up. While there, Mikea earned an Emmy nomination while serving as a weekend morning anchor, morning live reporter and fill-in traffic anchor. She wore many hats as a multimedia journalist. She loves a challenge!
Mikea’s most memorable stories include coverage of the historic opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the 2017 Presidential Inauguration, COVID 19’s widespread impact and more. A one-on-one with Martin Luther King III, ahead of the 2020 March on Washington, is one of her most prominent interviews.
Before Mikea joined WUSA9, she was a morning live reporter and fill-in news anchor, producer and weather forecaster at WBOC-TV16/ FOX21 in Salisbury, MD. Prior to WBOC-TV 16/ FOX 21, Mikea worked as a general assignment reporter and co-anchor at Prince George's Community Television (CTV), a hyperlocal cable news station, where she launched a segment entitled, “ Inspirational Moments with Mikea,” that put the spotlight on Prince George’s County residents making a difference in the community.
Mikea attended Rutgers University, The State University of New Jersey New Brunswick/ Piscataway, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism/ Media Studies and minored in Japanese.
Mikea is an advocate for the ALS Association and hopes to raise more awareness about early detection for breast cancer. She’s also a member of the National Association of Black Journalists(NABJ) and the Rutgers Alumni Mentoring Program.
When the pandemic is over, she can’t wait to hit the streets of Richmond and surrounding areas to personally connect with the community. Mikea really enjoys mentoring youth, meeting new people, embarking on new adventures, trying new foods, traveling to new places and telling stories that matter most to people in the community.