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One of the most respected figures in journalism, Andrea Mitchell has served as NBC News’ Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent for over 20 years. Her work has put her face-to-face with iconic leaders, controversial newsmakers, and notorious dictators.

Mitchell’s reporting can frequently be seen on the NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt and various programs on MSNBC. She address the latest news daily on her MSNBC show Andrea Mitchell Reports, often broadcasting the show from different locations due to her frequent travel schedule. In addition to foreign policy, Mitchell’s journalistic expertise includes national security and the intelligence community. She often covers U.S. officials’ diplomatic trips, and in the past has accompanied President Obama, President Reagan, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and Secretary of State John Kerry to landmark meetings with foreign dignitaries.

Mitchell has taken on numerous challenging assignments throughout her career. She is well remembered for her series of exclusive interviews with Fidel Castro following the high profile international custody battle for Elian Gonzalez in 2000. Additionally she has delivered exclusive reports from North Korea, Afghanistan, the Middle East, Bosnia, Kosovo, Pakistan, and Haiti.

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    Andrea Mitchell is the Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent for NBC News, a position she′s held since November 1994. She reports on evolving foreign policy issues in the United States and abroad for all NBC News broadcasts, including Nightly News with Lester Holt, Today and for MSNBC.

    Mitchell′s extensive and varied reports include traveling to Havana, Cuba for an exclusive interview with Cuban President Fidel Castro about Elian Gonzalez, the six-year boy that was in the center of an international custody battle. She also covered such major foreign policy issues as the airstrikes in Kosovo and Yugoslavia, and was the only network correspondent who traveled into Belgrade with the Rev. Jesse Jackson and reported exclusively on the release of the American POW′s during the NATO/Yugoslav conflict. Mitchell has also reported on the conflict with Iraq, U.S.-China relations, the Hong Kong handover, the war in Bosnia, the Middle East peace process, normalization of relations with Vietnam, the civil war in Afghanistan, nuclear proliferation in India and Pakistan and terrorism.

    Throughout the 2000 presidential election year, as one of NBC News′ top political correspondents, Mitchell hosted MSNBC′s The Mitchell Report, NBC News′ election year broadcast of record. On her program, Mitchell interviewed newsmakers both in Washington D.C. and on the campaign trail, and the broadcast featured NBC News correspondents and journalists from MSNBC′s alliances including: Newsweek, The Washington Post, The National Journal, Hotline and MSNBC.com. In addition, Mitchell was the lead NBC News correspondent covering the New York State senate race between Hillary Rodham Clinton and Rick Lazio.

    Mitchell has also covered 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. She has also 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 position 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 interventions 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.

    According to the Southern Illinois University′s annual study of network news correspondents, Mitchell was the most visible woman in network television in 1999, reporting an impressive 98 stories for “Nightly News with Tom Brokaw.” In the summer of 1999, she was nominated for two news Emmy awards for outstanding instant coverage of a news story for her reporting on the crisis in Iraq and for the terrorist Embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania.

    A native of New York, 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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Andrea Mitchell, Foreign Affairs Journalist: Q&A


Andrea Mitchell uses her insider knowledge to answer audience questions regarding events that have topped the news in recent years and continue to influence opinions and policy today. Opening up with a question on the Benghazi attacks, she acknowledges that there were indeed many mistakes on the part of the U.S. government that made the attacks possible; however, she adds that common talking points have led to public misunderstandings in connection to those errors.

According to Mitchell, public conversation often overlooks the fact that the U.S. facility at Benghazi was actually a CIA outpost working under diplomatic cover; nevertheless, in the days following the attacks the government did not wish to acknowledge this publicly, leaving the State Department to take much of the fall. “There were plenty of mistakes made, but I don’t think there was a scandal or a cover-up the way some of the more conservative outlets have been claiming,” Mitchell states.

Andrea Mitchell, Foreign Affairs Journalist: Keynote



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Journalist Andrea Mitchell has had an unprecedented level of access to the most influential newsmakers of the past four decades. From Fidel Castro to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, she has interviewed some of the world’s most controversial figures and has reported from several dangerous and isolated locations including North Korea, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. Pulling from an incredible background and career, she provides a uniquely informed perspective on the latest events in politics and national security as well as a fascinating first person account of how women pioneered their way into the media industry.




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Andrea Mitchell, Foreign Affairs Journalist: Q&A


Andrea Mitchell uses her insider knowledge to answer audience questions regarding events that have topped the news in recent years and continue to influence opinions and policy today. Opening up with a question on the Benghazi attacks, she acknowledges that there were indeed many mistakes on the part of the U.S. government that made the attacks possible; however, she adds that common talking points have led to public misunderstandings in connection to those errors.

According to Mitchell, public conversation often overlooks the fact that the U.S. facility at Benghazi was actually a CIA outpost working under diplomatic cover; nevertheless, in the days following the attacks the government did not wish to acknowledge this publicly, leaving the State Department to take much of the fall. “There were plenty of mistakes made, but I don’t think there was a scandal or a cover-up the way some of the more conservative outlets have been claiming,” Mitchell states.

Andrea Mitchell, Foreign Affairs Journalist: Keynote