Mikea Turner is a two-time Emmy-nominated journalist. She joined the NBC12 news team as a weeknight anchor in January 2021.
Before moving to the capital of Virginia, Mikea spent five years at the CBS affiliate in the nation’s capital, the area she grew up. While there, she helped viewers get their day started as a weekend morning anchor, morning live reporter and fill-in traffic anchor. Her most memorable stories include coverage of the historic opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the 2017 Presidential Inauguration of Donald Trump, the COVID-19 pandemic, and a one-on-one interview with Martin Luther King III ahead of the 2020 March on Washington.
Since joining the ranks as weeknight anchor for NBC12, Mikea has covered stories that grabbed national headlines. She field-anchored coverage of the tragic shooting of three University of Virginia football players and the death of Irvo Otieno, a man who died in the custody of sheriff deputies while suffering a mental health crisis. Days before Virginia’s historic inauguration, she sat down with the Commonwealth’s first female and woman of color to serve as lieutenant governor to discuss issues impacting Virginians. Mikea also has a franchise called, “Building a Better RVA,” that highlights people and places working to improve lives across Central Virginia.
Mikea spent her formative years as a multimedia journalist/ morning live reporter, fill-in news anchor, fill-in producer, and fill-in weather forecaster at WBOC-TV16/FOX21 in Salisbury, Maryland. 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 just minutes outside of Washington, D.C. There, she launched a segment “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.
She is an advocate for the ALS Association and hopes to raise more awareness about early detection for breast cancer. Mikea is also a member of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) and spent years as a mentor for the Rutgers Alumni Mentoring Program.
Mikea enjoys traveling, mentoring youth, and telling stories that matter most to people in the community.