From sports journalism to community politics: meet John Mitchell
Former Philadelphia Inquirer sportswriter on family, career and his hometown
For Philadelphia-based journalist and communications pro John Mitchell, language has always been a defining force in his life. His father was a preacher who attended college with Thurgood Marshall and counted Langston Hughes amongst his closest friends. A fascination with the spoken and written word was inevitable.
Mitchell’s earliest memories include nights spent laughing, discussing world events, and playing word games at the dinner table. His mother’s love of the show “Jeopardy” is a holdove...