Andrea Mitchell is NBC News’ Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent and host of MSNBC’s "Andrea Mitchell Reports," a weekday political news show. A veteran correspondent for NBC News, Mitchell has covered every presidential campaign since 1980 for the network as well as reported on intelligence and national security issues across all NBC News and MSNBC properties. She appears regularly on “Nightly News with Lester Holt,” “TODAY” and “Meet the Press” as well as on the streaming service NBC News Now.
Mitchell's extensive and varied reports over the years include all of the Reagan/Gorbachev arms control summits, a series of exclusive interviews with Cuba's late President Fidel Castro, coverage of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the Iran nuclear negotiations, and conflicts in Haiti, Bosnia and Kosovo as well as assignments in Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran, North Korea, Pakistan, Israel and the Palestinian territories. She was a panelist in the 1988 Bush-Dukakis presidential debate as well as in the NBC News Democratic Primary debate in 2015. In 2019, she co-moderated the fifth Democratic presidential debate hosted by MSNBC and The Washington Post.
Mitchell has been honored for her distinguished reporting, receiving the lifetime achievement award at the 40th annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards, The International Radio and Television Society Foundation’s Giant of Broadcasting and Electronic Arts Honor, the International Women’s Media Foundation’s Lifetime Achievement Award, the Freedom of the Press Award from the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, the Goldsmith Career Award for Excellence in Journalism from the John F. Kennedy School of Government, and the Leonard Zeidenberg Award from the Radio Television Digital News Association for her contribution to the protection of First Amendment freedoms. Mitchell was also recognized by New York Women in Communications with the prestigious Matrix Award for her excellence in broadcast journalism and won a Gracie Award for Outstanding Reporter/Correspondent. She also authored the best seller, “Talking Back," a memoir about her experiences as one of the first women to cover five presidents, Congress, and foreign policy.
Mitchell received a B.A. degree in English Literature from the University of Pennsylvania where she later served as Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees and Chair of the Arts and Sciences Board of Advisors. She is currently an Emeritus Trustee there and creator of the Andrea Mitchell Center for the Study of Democracy.
Mitchell is married to former Federal Reserve Board Chairman Alan Greenspan.
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.
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