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Andrea  Mitchell

Andrea Mitchell

Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent, NBC & Chief Washington Correspondent


Andrea Mitchell, the veteran NBC Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent, is also the host of MSNBC'S Andrea Mitchell Reports, featuring interviews with top newsmakers on politics and foreign policy. Mitchell also recently became chief Washington correspondent and covers foreign policy, intelligence, and national security issues for NBC News. Read More >

In 2005, Mitchell authored Talking Back, a memoir about her experiences covering five presidents, Congress, and foreign policy. An Emmy Award-winning correspondent, Mitchell has also received the Goldsmith Career Award for Excellence in Journalism from the John F. Kennedy School of Government. In 2004, the Radio-Television News Directors Association honored Mitchell for her contribution to protecting the first amendment. She has been selected this year by the National Press Foundation for its Excellence in Broadcast Journalism Award.

Mitchell’s extensive reports include a series of exclusive interviews over the years with Cuban leader Fidel Castro. Mitchell's travels for NBC have included exclusive reports from North Korea, Afghanistan, the Middle East, Bosnia, Kosovo, Pakistan, and Haiti. In 2010 she was in Iran to interview President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Among her past assignments, Mitchell was NBC News’ Chief White House Correspondent during President Clinton's first term. She has also served as NBC’s Chief Congressional Correspondent and Energy Correspondent. Mitchell first covered the White House during the Reagan presidency, traveling with President Reagan to summits with Mikhail Gorbachev and other world leaders. 

Mitchell received a BA in English literature from the University of Pennsylvania where she currently serves as a Trustee, a member of the Executive Committee, and Chairman of the Annenberg School Advisory Board.  She also serves on the board of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and is a member of the Gridiron Club and the board of America's Promise.

Mitchell is married to former Federal Reserve Board Chairman Alan Greenspan and resides in Washington, DC.  Read Less ^

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