Russ Mitchell is the Managing Editor and Lead Iowa Writer for PlayIA.
Mitchell has been an award-winning news and sports writer since 1997, including five Harrison “Skip” Weber awards for investigative reporting. Altogether, Mitchell received 51 state awards and two national awards for his news and sports coverage in northwest Iowa.
Prior to joining PlayIA, Mitchell was Managing Editor of the Dickinson County News. During his time at the DCN, the newspaper had an 11-year “General Excellence” streak as one of the top newspapers in the Hawkeye state. Mitchell’s office is based in Spencer, Iowa.
He joined PlayIA in January 2021.
Here’s a look at a sampling of Russ Mitchell’s work: