Mikayla Newton is an award-winning journalist born and raised in Riverdale, Georgia. She later moved to Covington, Georgia where she graduated from Newton High School.
Mikayla is an alumna of Georgia State University where she received a Bachelor’s degree in journalism with a minor in Spanish and is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Before coming to WETM, Mikayla freelanced for CNN as a Cross-Platform production assistant/ associate producer for HLN.
Her hobbies include reading, writing, motivational speaking, photography, and dedicating her time to serving the community. Newton is also a self-published author.