Mikayla Mercer joined the ABC15 News team as a digital content producer in June of 2016.
She is originally from the Grand Strand, but grew up as an Army brat, moving all around the country. Her relationships with the military community, as well as her experiences living in a number of 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.
When at work, Mikayla mans the WPDE social media accounts, posting everything from breaking news to the latest viral videos. In her free time, Mikayla can be found reading her favorite books, watching the Harry Potter movies for the umpteenth time, or turning her kitchen into a delicious disaster zone.
If you would like to connect with Mikayla, you can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org