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Andrea Mitchell      

Award-Winning Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent at NBC & Host of "Andrea Mitchell Reports"

Andrea Mitchell is NBC News’ chief foreign affairs correspondent and host of MSNBC’s "Andrea Mitchell Reports," an hour of political news and interviews with top news-makers.

Mitchell joined NBC News in 1978 as a general correspondent based in Washington, D.C., and has since gone on to cover foreign policy, intelligence and national security issues, as well as the complex U.S.-Cuban relationship for decades. Beginning in 2014, she led network coverage with her extensive and varied reports, including a series of exclusive interviews over the years with Cuban President Fidel Castro.

Mitchell led NBC News' and MSNBC's coverage of Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign, traveling with the campaign across the country, anchoring her eponymous show and reporting for network broadcasts "TODAY" and "NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt" at campaign rallies, debates, and conventions.

In September 2005, Mitchell authored "Talking Back," a memoir about her experiences as one of the first women to cover five presidents, congress and foreign policy. That year, Mitchell also received the prestigious Goldsmith Career Award for Excellence in Journalism from the John F. Kennedy School of Government. In 2004, the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) honored Mitchell with the Leonard Zeidenberg Award for her contribution to the protection of First Amendment freedoms. She was later recognized by New York Women in Communications with the prestigious Matrix Award for her excellence in broadcast and in 2019 earned the News & Documentary Emmy Award for Lifetime Achievement.

Before joining NBC News, she was a correspondent for WDVM-TV (then WTOP), the CBS affiliate in Washington, D.C., and served as a broadcast journalist for KYW Radio and KYW-TV in Philadelphia.

Mitchell received a B.A. degree in English literature from the University of Pennsylvania where she is a past Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees. She serves as Chair of the Board of Overseers of the School of Arts and Sciences and on the board of the America’s Promise Alliance and is a member of the Gridiron Club.

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Politics & Policy

A View from Washington

Drawing from a wealth of experience as one of the nations top political correspondents, Andrea Mitchell shares her observations on todays headline news, politics and life in Washington, D.C.

Talking Back: The Inside Story of More Than 30 Years Covering Washington

Andrea Mitchell gives audiences a rare glimpse into her life and career as she rose from being a radio reporter in Philadelphia to her position today as NBC-TVs Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent. From the Jonestown Massacre to Three Mile Island, from the demise of the Carter administration to Iran-Contra, and from the Thomas-Hill Senate hearings to September 11th and beyond, Andrea Mitchell has witnessed and shares with audiences the most horrific, heroic, and important moments of the 20th and 21st centuries.


Andrea Mitchell to receive lifetime achievement award
NBC News' Andrea Mitchell talks Penn life, media career
For many political journalists, Philadelphia is nothing more than a stop on the campaign trail. But for Andrea Mitchell, NBC News chief foreign affairs correspondent and host of her own MSNBC show, “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” it’s a return to her old college town.
Hillary Gushes Over NBC’s Andrea Mitchell at Impromptu Presser
“I love you, Andrea, you’re indefatigable. You’re my kind of woman.” Indeed, the NBC reporter has been untiring in her support of — and making excuses for — Clinton.
Andrea mitchell's first appearance on nbc news and more highlights
Andrea Mitchell celebrated her 35 year anniversary with NBC News on Wednesday, which meant one great thing for media enthusiasts: vintage news clips.

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