Andrea Mitchell

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(journalist, TV anchor)
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Mitchell with husband Alan Greenspan in 2000
BornAndrea Mitchell
October 30, 1946
Alma materUniversity of Pennsylvania
SpouseAlan Greenspan
Member ofCouncil on Foreign Relations/Members 2, Trilateral Commission
PartyDemocratic Party
US journalist who attended the 2002 Bilderberg. Wife of Alan Greenspan.

Employment.png Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent

In office
November 1994 - 2008
EmployerNBC News

Employment.png Journalist and TV host

In office
July 1978 - Present
EmployerNBC News

Andrea Mitchell [1] is an American television journalist, anchor, and commentator for NBC News, based in Washington, D.C.

She is the NBC News Chief Foreign Affairs & Chief Washington Correspondent, and reported on the 2008 presidential election campaign for NBC News broadcasts. 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.

She is married to Alan Greenspan. She attended the 2002 Bilderberg conference, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Trilateral Commission.

Early life, education, and early career

Mitchell was raised in a Jewish family,[2] 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.[3] 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.[4]

Mitchell graduated from New Rochelle High School.[5] 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.

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.[6]

NBC News and MSNBC

Senator Jim Webb, Council on Foreign Relations President Richard N. Haass, former Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte, former Senator John Warner, and journalist Andrea Mitchell at Ronald Reagan Centennial Roundtable in 2011

Mitchell has been with NBC News since late July 1978.

She has been the Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent for NBC News since November 1994.[7] Previously, she had been Chief White House Correspondent (1993–1994) and Chief Congressional Correspondent (1988–1992) for NBC News.[6]

Since 2008, Mitchell has hosted a program on NBC's news and commentary channel MSNBC titled Andrea Mitchell Reports.


Event Participated in

Bilderberg/200230 May 20022 June 2002US
Westfields Marriott
The 50th Bilderberg, held at Chantilly, Virginia.