Gina Mizell grew up dreaming of covering big-time college football. Now she'll do just that for The Oklahoman.
Mizell is joining The Oklahoman to cover Oklahoma State after previous reporting jobs with MLB.com and The Beaumont (Texas) Enterprise.
Mizell, 23, is a Phoenix native and comes from a family of passionate Arizona State football season-ticket holders. Section 6, row 41, seat 19 of Sun Devil Stadium was generally where you could find her on fall Saturday nights.
“I'm honored and thrilled about the chance to immerse myself in a rising program like Oklahoma State and Big 12 football,” Mizell said. “The Cowboys obviously have a rabid fan base, and I look forward to using a variety of methods to tell the most in-depth, complete and compelling stories to bring our readers inside the program.”
On the Oklahoma State beat, Mizell joins John Helsley, who has covered Cowboy football through the Bob Simmons and Les Miles eras and into Mike Gundy's tenure as OSU coach.
Mizell comes to The Oklahoman from Beaumont, Texas, where she covered high schools and Lamar University. Last season she covered the San Diego Padres for MLB.com.
“Our readers will benefit from Gina's eye for good stories, her ability to tell them in a variety of ways and her enthusiasm,” said Oklahoman sports editor Mike Sherman.
Mizell is a graduate of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at ASU. Her twitter handle is @ginamizell. She starts on the Oklahoma State beat the week of Aug. 22.