At a time in her life when many of her contemporaries are trading in their press passes for a ticket to retirement's easy street,
But the question is: How, at 64, does she outrun competitors and look like she's just arrived for her Oscar red carpet glamor walk? Mostly it's the rush of adrenaline -- and
There are tricks, and physical fitness is key, says the stylish Mitchell. Like many gym rats, she's a fan of the results, not what it takes to get them. When she's not on the air, she hits the free weights and treadmill with her trainer at
Diet is also huge. Up at
And looking good on TV, especially in the age of high definition, requires a nose for fashion and makeup. She won't endorse any product, but Mitchell's partial to Armani cosmetics. And her hair color? Well, she laughs, there's evidence she used to be a brunette, but "I've not turned gray," she swears.
"I'd like to think that people want to know what we're saying and reporting," she says. "People, I hope, get something from the fact that there are a lot of older women on the air now, we've got something to offer, and we've learned something over the years."
As for the future, she'll continue reporting "as long as they'll have me," she adds. "I hope I'm an example that you can keep being productive and have fun and be healthy."
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