Andrea Mitchell Biography
Andrea Mitchell 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, including NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, Today, and MSNBC. 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. The anchor earned a Lifetime Achievement Emmy for her journalistic work in 2019.
How old is Andrea Mitchell? – Age
The American television journalist is 74 years old as of 30th October 2020. She was born in 1946 in New Rochelle, New York, United States.
Who are Andrea Mitchell Parents? – Father and Mother
The journalist was raised in a Jewish family, and was 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.
Andrea Mitchell Siblings
The Journalist was raised together with her one sibling. She had a brother by the name, Arthur. Her brother Arthur and his wife, Nancy Mitchell, moved to British Columbia in the 1970s.
Andrea Mitchell Education
The Journalist went and graduated from New Rochelle High school. 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.
Andrea Mitchell Health
On September 7, 2011, the Journalist revealed that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer during a doctor’s visit a few weeks earlier. Well, It was caught early and treated.
Who is Andrea Mitchell Married to? – Spouse
The television Journalist is a married lady. She married her second husband, then Federal Reserve Chair Alan Greenspan, on April 6, 1997, following a lengthy relationship. They have maintained their marriage pretty well, and as far, they are still going strong.
Alan Greenspan is now 94, share an average of 20 year age difference between them. Despite the huge age gap, the couple has managed to maintain a small happy family life. They have no children. Previously, she was married to Gil Jackson. After around five years in marriage they separated. The marriage ended in divorce in 1975.
Andrea Mitchell in NBC News
The American television journalist career started after graduation, when she was hired at WXPN radio station as a reporter. She moved to CBS-affiliate WTOP 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.
The journalist also covered the White house from 1981 until becoming chief congressional correspondent in 1988. She has been with NBC News since late July 1978. She has been the Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent for NBC News since November 1994. Previously, she had served as Chief White House Correspondent (1993–1994) and Chief Congressional Correspondent (1988–1992) for NBC News.
In October 2003, on the Capitol Report, Mitchell made a statement which Libby’s defense construed to mean it was widely known among journalists that Joe Wilson’s wife was in the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), a position she later clarified by answering the question of how widely known it was in Washington that Wilson’s wife worked for the CIA: “It was widely known amongst those of us who cover the intelligence community and who were actively engaged in trying to track down who among the foreign service community was the envoy to Niger. But frankly I wasn’t aware of her actual role at the CIA and the fact that she had a covert role involving weapons of mass destruction, not until Bob Novak wrote it.”
In 2005, the anchor published a book titled Talking Back… to Presidents, Dictators, and Assorted Scoundrels, chronicling her work as a journalist.
Since 2008, She has hosted a program on NBC’s news and commentary channel MSNBC titled Andrea Mitchell Reports. It broadcasts weekdays at 12:00 noon ET.
During an appearance on MSNBC on June 5, 2008, the ancor referred to the voters of the southwest Virginia region as rednecks. On June 9, she apologized on air, saying “I owe an apology to the good people of Bristol, Virginia, for something stupid that I said last week. I was trying to explain, based on reporting from Democratic strategists, why Barack Obama was campaigning in southwest Virginia, but without attribution or explanation, I used a term strategists often use to demean an entire community. No excuses, I’m really sorry.”
In February 2019, the anchor characterized the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising as being against “the “Polish” and Nazi regimes.” She apologized on Twitter for her comment. The Polish Institute of National Remembrance sued Mitchell in Polish court for alleging that Poland played a role in the Holocaust.
Andrea Mitchell Net worth
The American television Journalist has an estimated net worth of around $5 million dollars as of 2020.