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Andrea Mitchell

Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent and Chief Washington Correspondent,
NBC News


Andrea Mitchell, NBC News’ Chief Washington Correspondent and Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent, is also host of MSNBC's “Andrea Mitchell Reports.” A veteran political correspondent for NBC News, Mitchell has covered every presidential campaign since 1980 for the network as well as reporting 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, 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 in Atlanta. 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 (RTDNA) 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. In September 2005, Mitchell 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. A native of New York, Mitchell received a B.A. degree in English Literature from the University of Pennsylvania where she 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 and created the Andrea Mitchell Center for the Study of Democracy. In 2018, Mitchell delivered the University’s Commencement Address, receiving an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters. Mitchell is married to former Federal Reserve Board Chairman Alan Greenspan and resides in Washington, D.C.

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