Courtesy: Zach Dalin, KMOV headshot

Courtesy: Zach Dalin, KMOV headshot

hi I'm Marielle,

I'm a reporter, multi-media journalist and anchor. I currently work at KMOV, the CBS affiliate in St. Louis as a reporter/MMJ. But if you're on this site, you've probably already figured all of this out by now. So let's get to what you don't know...

My friends and family call me Elle. If you say my name fast...'Elle Mohs' sounds like 'Elmo' which is why I can't go by 'Elle' on-air. I am a Minneapolis, Minnesota native and I fit the stereotype. I love lakes, cheese, snow and the Mall of America. I learned how to snow ski while I was still learning how to walk, so I am a big time skier. I haven't missed a ski season to date. To satisfy the part of my brain that only wants to ski, I went to college at the University of Denver and graduated with a degree in Journalism Studies with minors in Spanish and Marketing (and skiing). 

In college, I studied abroad in London where I worked at a British magazine publication and I also studied abroad in Spain, where I spoke exclusively in Spanish for 6 weeks. I can speak and understand basic conversational Spanish today. I also had internships at KCNC and KUSA while I was finishing my degree. During summer 2012, while I was at KCNC, the Aurora Movie Theater shooting happened. This was my first glimpse into covering major breaking news and tragedy. It's also the day I really understood how much communities need journalists and accurate reporting. I've been hooked ever since. 

My first job out of college was at KTHV in Little Rock, AR. Under guidance, push and encouragement from my managers Dave Parker and Shayla Teater, I grew from a producer, to morning show reporter, to evening investigative reporter, to weekend anchor within 3 1/2 years. I really enjoy shooting and editing my own video. I believe compelling stories that make a difference or inspire change in the community will always be relevant and indispensable.

 

I’m a huge karaoke person even though I have the worst singing voice. When you love doing something, who cares?
— Hoda Kotb

i always told myself, i never wanted to work in a cubicle...