Mikayla Mercer joined the ABC15 News team as Digital Content Producer in June 2016 and was promoted to Assignment Editor in October 2017.
Originally from the Grand Strand, she grew up with a love of the deep south and coastal culture. But, being a quintessential Army brat, she grew up calling a lot of different places "home."
Her relationships with the military community, as well as her experiences living in different places and environments, shaped her interest in learning about people and sharing their stories.
In December 2013, she graduated with her Bachelor of Arts in English from Texas A&M University Central Texas. A desire to better understand her community led her to return to her alma mater shortly thereafter. In May of 2016, she graduated from TAMUCT with her Master of Science in Liberal Studies degree with dual emphases in Communications and Criminal Justice.
While at work, Mikayla mans the WPDE website, phones, scanners, and social media accounts, chasing breaking news and sharing the latest viral stories.
In her free time, Mikayla can be found hanging out with her husband, reading her favorite books, and watching the Harry Potter movies for the umpteenth time.
If you would like to connect with Mikayla, you can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org