American television journalist Andrea Mitchell (born October 30, 1946) is an anchor and analyst for NBC News in Washington. She covered the 2008 presidential campaign for NBC News programs such as NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, Today, and MSNBC in her role as Chief Foreign Affairs & Chief Washington Correspondent.
Andrea Mitchell has been a regular on Meet the Press as both a guest and a host, as well as a contributor to MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews and The Rachel Maddow Show from noon to 1 p.m. ET on weekdays. Mitchell was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Emmy for her reporting efforts in 2019.
Andrea Mitchell’s Age
Andrea Mitchell is 74 years old. She started her life on this earth on October 30, 1946 (so she’s 74 now) in New Rochelle, New York.
Both her parents share the surname Mitchell; her father is Cecile and her mom is Sydney. Her dad ran a furniture factory in Manhattan and was president of Beth El Synagogue. The New York Institute of Technology, where her mother worked as an administrator, was where she was raised. Her upbringing was strictly Jewish. Arthur is Andrea’s older sibling.
She went to high school in New Rochelle, where she was born and raised. She pursued a degree in English literature from the University of Pennsylvania in 1967, demonstrating her passion for the subject.
Career-wise, News anchor and reporter Andrea Mitchell. Andrea participated enthusiastically and eagerly in these pursuits. As if that weren’t enough, she also oversaw news broadcasts for the campus radio station. As a single person, she has worked for several different media companies. WUSA-TV (now known as WTOP) is a CBS station where she started working in 1976. She was a general correspondent for NBC News and was stationed there for nearly two years.
Andrea first joined NBC News in 1978, and it was there that she first earned widespread attention. She is NBC News’ top international correspondent. During that period, she was the network’s top reporter for both the White House and Capitol Hill. Besides this, she also writes novels. She has also done guest appearances on a number of other television series and programs. Her debut book is entitled Talking Back… to Presidents, Dictators, and Other Bad Eggs.
After divorcing Gil Jackson in 1975, Andrea started dating Federal Reserve Chair Alan Greenspan in 1984. On April 6, 1997, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg presided over the couple’s wedding. Mitchell announced her diagnosis of breast cancer in September 2011, saying “Only recently was mine uncovered during my yearly checkup.
As luck would have it, we caught it early, it didn’t spread, and I’m already back at work with a great prognosis.” To “contribute to the ongoing pursuit of democratic principles, ideas, and institutions around the world,” Andrea Mitchell launched the Andrea Mitchell Center for the Study of Democracy in 2017.
Andrea’s leaking of CIA agent Valerie Plame‘s identity was first published by “The Washington Post” in 2003. In a later interview, Mitchell said “After [Robert] Novak’s piece came out, the CIA called me because “The Washington Post” falsely claimed that I had received the leak. As a result, the FBI never questioned me about the leak, as I had simply explained that I had not been a recipient of the leak and had instead learned about it from Novak’s column.”
In reference to Plame, Andrea commented, “Those of us who report on the intelligence community was aware of this, and we made it a point to find out who in the diplomatic corps was the envoy to Niger. Until Bob Novak wrote about it, I had no idea that she had played a covert role at the CIA regarding nuclear weapons.”
Honors and Nominations
Mitchell has received sixteen News and Documentary Emmy nominations. She was honored for her work on the NBC Nightly News breaking news coverage in 2009 and the NBC News special “Malaysia Flight 17” in 2015.
For the most part, Andrea has been recognized for her work on “NBC Nightly News” and NBC News specials; however, she has also been recognized for her work on “Dateline NBC,” which received nominations for Outstanding Continuing Coverage of a News Story in a News Magazine (“Katrina: The Fight for Relief”) in 2006 and Outstanding Coverage of a Breaking News Story in a News Magazine (“Terror in Paris”) in 2015.
The 2013 episode of “Andrea Mitchell Reports” (titled “Ambassador Nancy Brinker’s First Interview”) featuring her was nominated for Outstanding Interview, and the 2018 episode of “On Assignment with Richard Engel” (titled “The Fall of Mosul”) featuring her was nominated for Outstanding Coverage of a Breaking News Story in a News Magazine. Mitchell was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Emmy during this year’s News & Documentary Emmys.
How Wealthy Is Andrea Mitchell?
From $1,000,000 to $5,000,000. That’s how much we figure her wealth to be at the moment.
How Tall Is Andrea Mitchell?
Andrea‘s bodily measurements show that she has kept her height and weight relatively stable. Her stature is 1.78 meters, and her mass is 74 kilograms. The 32B bra size is typical for her. Her hair is a typical blonde tone, and her eyes are light brown.