Her late father, Pearse Mitchell, was also an alcoholic.
A consuming addict, who used the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous to break her addiction to buying electronic gadgets.
Spent more than a decade as an anchor/reporter for KCAL-TV in Los Angeles and served as an anchor/reporter for eight years at WCBS-TV in New York City.
Release of her book, "iWant: My Journey from Addiction and Overconsumption to a Simpler, Honest Life". [September 2009]