Andrea Mitchell

By: Sara Simpson  |   | 

Andrea Mitchell is best known for serving as NBC News' Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent. She is a TV journalist, reporter, anchor & commentator for NBC News and MSNBC. Her contribution in the shows like Andrea Mitchell Reports, Today, NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt and other have increased her fame.

Quick Facts About Andrea Mitchell

Name Andrea Mitchell
Profession Journalist
Gender Female
Birthday October 30, 1946
Age 71 Years Old
Star Sign Scorpio
Father Sydney Mitchell
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Marital Status Married
Husband Alan Greenspan (m. 1997), Gil Jackson (m. 1970–1975)
Best Known For Andrea Mitchell Reports
Working For NBC, MSNBC

Andrea Mitchell's early life and early career

Andrea was born on 30th October 1946 in New Rochelle, New York to parents Cecile Mitchell and Sydney Mitchell. She was brought up in Jewish faiths. She has two brothers: Arthur Mitchell and Susan Greenstein.  

Her mother, who died in 2013 was an administrator at the New York Institute of Technology and her father was the CEO and partial owner of a Manhattan-based furniture manufacturing company. He was also the president of Beth El Synagogue for 40 years. He died on January 18, 2017.

Upon graduating from New Rochelle High School, she went to major in English literature at the University of Pennsylvania and earned Bachelor of Arts degree in 1967. Following graduation, she started working as a news director of student radio WXPN and shortly thereafter, landed a job of reporter at KYW radio.

Andrea Mitchell's career at NBC and MSNBC

It was 1978 when Andrea joined NBC News as a general correspondent. She carried her way up at NBC, gaining a position of energy correspondent. Then, covered the late-1970s energy crisis and Three Mile Island nuclear accident.

Andrea Mitchell anchoring news on NBC News, Washington, D.C.


In the ‘80s, she also covered the White House until becoming a Chief Congressional Correspondent in 1988. For about a year from 1993 to 1994, she was also a Chief White House Correspondent for NBC News.  In 1994 she was hired to work as the Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent, the post she still holds.

She led both NBC’s and MSNBC’s coverage of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign in 2016. She has been reporting for over 20 years on the Clintons.

Since 2005, she has been hosting her own show Andrea Mitchell Reports on MSNBC during weekdays, which typically goes on the location to where Mitchell is reporting for NBC. She also authored a book Talking Back: ...to Presidents, Dictators, and Assorted Scoundrels.

She was honored with the Leonard Zeidenberg Award for Protecting First Amendment Freedoms in 2004.

Andrea Mitchell is married to Alan Greenspan, 19-years her senior

Andrea Mitchell with husband Alan Greenspan at White House Correspondents party back in 2004 in Washington D.C.  

Andrea is presently married to economist Alan Greenspan whom she met while working for Reagan’s campaign. She has been in a relationship with him since 1997. She has a goddaughter named Lauren Hunt. The duo doesn’t have their own children though.

She was previously married to Gil Jackson which ended in divorce in the 1970s. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011, which was treated later.

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