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One of NBC News’ top correspondents, Andrea Mitchell was named Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent in November 1994. She reports on evolving foreign policy issues in the United States and abroad for all NBC News broadcasts and for MSNBC. In addition, she covers a wide range of domestic and political issues from a post that includes various world hot spots, summits, Presidential trips, the State Department and the CIA.
Mitchell's extensive and varied reports include such major foreign policy issues as U.S. - China relations, the Hong Kong handover, the war in Bosnia, the Middle Eastpeace process, normalization of relations with Vietnam, conflict with Iraq, the civil war in Afghanistan, nuclear proliferation in India and Pakistan and terrorism.
Here at home, she has reported on the campaign finance investigation, Medicaid fraud, sex discrimination in the military, gun control and a wide range of political topics.
Prior to being named Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent, Mitchell had been NBC News’ Chief White House Correspondent, a post she assumed after covering Bill Clinton from the New Hampshire primary through the entire 1992 presidential campaign. During her time at the White House, she broke stories on cabinet changes, policy decisions on gays in the military and military intervention in Bosnia and Haiti.
From 1988-1992, Mitchell served as Chief Congressional Correspondent. During that time, she played a major role in reporting on the budget, the savings and loan bailout,the Clarence Thomas hearings and other legislative issues. She also served as a regular political analyst on “Today.”
Mitchell first covered the White House for NBC News from 1981-1988, during both of Ronald Reagan’s terms as President. She reported on a variety of noteworthy stories, including arms control, the budget, tax reform and the Iran-contra scandal, and traveled. extensively with President Reagan to summits with Mikhail Gorbachev and other world leaders.
Over the years, Mitchell has appeared on “Meet the Press” as a panelist and substitute host. An acclaimed political reporter, she has also covered every presidential election since 1976. In fact, during the 1988 Republican National Convention, she beat both the competition and presidential candidate George Bush with the announcement that Bush had chosen Dan Quayle to be his running mate. She was also a panelist in the final Bush-Dukakis presidential debate.
Mitchell joined NBC News in 1978 as a general correspondent based in Washington, D.C. In 1979, she was named NBC News’ Energy correspondent. In that capacity, she reported on the energy crisis and the Three Mile Island nuclear incident. Before joining NBC, she was a correspondent for WDVM-TV (then WTOP), the CBS affiliate in Washington, D.C. From 1967-1976, she was a broadcast journalist for KYW Radio and KYW-TV in Philadelphia.
A native of New York City, Mitchell received a B.A. degree 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. Mitchell is married to Federal Reserve Board Chairman Alan Greenspan and resides in Washington. D.C.
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