Andrea Mitchell is an award winning television journalist, anchor, reporter, and commentator for NBC News based in Washington, D.C. Since 1994 she has served as the NBC Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent, and is currently the host of “Andrea Mitchell Reports” an hour of political news and interviews with top newsmakers that airs each day at 1pm ET on MSNBC. Mitchell currently covers foreign policy, intelligence and national security issues for all NBC News properties.
America’s Promise Alliance has had a long partnership with NBC News. Most recently, the network devoted a week to covering the crisis in American education. “Education Nation” was an unprecedented event across the all properties of NBC News. The Powells closed its two-day summit in a twenty-five minute, commercial free discussion on “Morning Joe” with Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski.
Tim Russert was an active board member and champion of the Boys & Girls Clubs and a board member of the Alliance from 1998 until his death. Tim also volunteered every year to serve as Master of Ceremonies for the 100 Best Communities for Young People. Andrea Mitchell stepped in as MC in 2008 and has covered the Alliance priority of high school dropout crisis ever since.
Mitchell is a frequent host and panelist on “Meet the Press,” has moderated presidential debates, interviewed the world’s leaders, including a series with Fidel Castro. She covered the entire 2008 presidential campaign from the kickoff in February 2007, broadcasting live from every major primary and caucus state and all the candidates’ debates. Mitchell has also served as Chief White House Correspondent and as Chief Congressional Correspondent.
In 2005, Mitchell authored “Talking Back,” a memoir about her experiences as one of the first women to cover five presidents, congress and foreign policy.
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. She also serves on the board of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and is a member of the Gridiron Club.
Mitchell is married to former Federal Reserve Board Chairman Alan Greenspan and resides in Washington, D.C.