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Mitchell in 2015
October 30, 1946 |
New Rochelle, New York, U.S.
|Alma mater||University of Pennsylvania|
|NBC News Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent,
NBC Nightly News,
Andrea Mitchell Reports
|Title||NBC News Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent
NBC News Chief Washington Correspondent
Host, Andrea Mitchell Reports
She is the NBC News Chief Foreign Affairs & Chief Washington Correspondent, and reported on the 2008 presidential election campaign for NBC News broadcasts, including NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, Today, and MSNBC. She anchors Andrea Mitchell Reports airing from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. ET weekdays on MSNBC, has appeared on and guest hosted Meet the Press, and is often a guest on Hardball with Chris Matthews and The Rachel Maddow Show.
In 2019, Mitchell earned a Lifetime Achievement Emmy for her journalistic work.
Early life, education, and early career
Mitchell was raised in a Jewish family, in New Rochelle, New York, the daughter of Cecile and Sydney (Rubenstein) Mitchell. Her father was the chief executive officer and partial owner of a furniture manufacturing company in Manhattan. He was also the president of Beth El Synagogue in New Rochelle for 40 years. Her mother was an administrator at the New York Institute of Technology in Manhattan. Her brother Arthur and his wife, Nancy Mitchell, moved to British Columbia in the 1970s. He has dual American and Canadian citizenship, becoming a member of the Legislative Assembly of Yukon and the leader of the Yukon Liberal Party in the 2000s.
Mitchell graduated from New Rochelle High School. She went on to attend the University of Pennsylvania where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature in 1967. While at Penn, she served as news director of student radio station WXPN. Staying in Philadelphia after graduation, she was hired as a reporter at KYW radio. She rose to prominence as the station's City Hall correspondent, during the Mayor Frank Rizzo’s administration and also reported for sister station KYW-TV.
She moved to CBS-affiliate WTOP (now WUSA) in Washington, D.C., in 1976. Two years later, Mitchell moved to NBC's network news operation, where she served as a general correspondent. In 1979, she was named the NBC News energy correspondent and reported on the late-1970s energy crisis and the Three Mile Island nuclear accident. Mitchell also covered the White House from 1981 until becoming chief congressional correspondent in 1988.
NBC News and MSNBC
Mitchell has been with NBC News since late July 1978.
She has been the Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent for NBC News since November 1994. Previously, she had served as Chief White House Correspondent (1993–1994) and Chief Congressional Correspondent (1988–1992) for NBC News.
In 2005, Mitchell published a book titled Talking Back... to Presidents, Dictators, and Assorted Scoundrels (ISBN: 978-0-143-03873-3), chronicling her work as a journalist.
Since 2008, Mitchell has hosted a program on NBC's news and commentary channel MSNBC titled Andrea Mitchell Reports. It broadcasts weekdays at 12:00 noon ET.
She married her second husband, then Federal Reserve Chair Alan Greenspan, on April 6, 1997, following a lengthy relationship. Previously, she was married to Gil Jackson; that marriage ended in divorce in the mid-1970s.
On September 7, 2011, Mitchell revealed that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer during a doctor's visit a few weeks earlier. It was caught early and treated.
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