Andrea Mitchell, chief foreign affairs correspondent for NBC News, is also the host of “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” an hour of political and foreign policy news airing each day at 12 p.m. ET on MSNBC.
Since joining NBC News in 1978, Mitchell has covered seven presidential administrations, Capitol Hill, and, since 1994, the State Department and intelligence agencies. She reports regularly on “NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt,” “TODAY” and “Meet the Press with Chuck Todd.” Mitchell’s in-depth journalism from around the world includes all of the Reagan/Gorbachev arms control summits, a series of exclusive interviews with Cuba's late President Fidel Castro, the diplomatic normalization with Havana, 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 has also covered every presidential campaign for NBC News since 1980, most recently as the lead correspondent assigned to Hillary Clinton throughout 2016.
Frequently honored by her peers, Mitchell received the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Women’s Media Foundation in recognition of her devotion to the pursuit of truth and model of bravery for those who follow. She has also received the 2015 MATRIX Award from New York Women in Communications as one of the "Women Who Change the World,” the Goldsmith Career Award for Excellence in Journalism from the John F. Kennedy School of Government and was chosen by the Society for Professional Journalists for their Lifetime Achievement Award.
In September 2005, Mitchell authored the best seller, “Talking Back,” a memoir about her experiences as one of the first women in broadcast news.
A native of New York, Mitchell received a B.A. degree in English literature from the University of Pennsylvania where she served as the immediate past Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees and currently chairs the Board of Overseers of the College of Arts and Sciences. Mitchell is on the board of America’s Promise Alliance, the Steering Committee of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, and is a member of the Gridiron Club.
Mitchell is married to former Federal Reserve Board Chairman Alan Greenspan and resides in Washington, D.C.