Our Story

We’ve got a thing about people stories…

You see, every story is really a people story. Within each of us is a comedy, a tragedy, a love story, a passion, a thriving success, a whopping failure, an uncommon strength, a vivid fantasy, a life altering moment and even a hope or dream.

Broward People is about your story.

Anita Mitchell

Anita Mitchell, Founder & Creative Director

The idea for Broward People was slow cooking within me long before there were blogs. I saw Broward County as more than a tourist place. The nearly two million people who live here have stories to be told, and now they have a place to do it.

I have earned the goods to do this project: more than 25 years as a WSVN7 Broward assignment editor, writer’s group facilitator for the Broward County Library, book editor for authors, and always having a purse large enough to carry around an iPad mini.

For 13 years I was a Broward County high school English teacher, and have lived in Broward County since cows were the primary residents on University Drive. I raised my son Randy here.

I am a masters swimmer for Swim Fort Lauderdale and have competed nationally and internationally in both the 19th and 20th Maccabiah Games in Israel. I have won 6 bronze and silver medals there for swimming. I am not sure how writing and swimming are connected but I know in my heart that they are.

I am on the Board of Directors of the Broward County Sports Hall of Fame. This organization has been part of our community since 1997. It was formed to honor and recognize Broward County residents who have set a standard of excellence through sports and athletic involvement. Selected honorees are athletes, coaches and pioneers.