Andrea Mitchell is NBC News’ chief foreign affairs correspondent and host of MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Report. Since joining NBC News in 1978, Mitchell has covered seven presidential administrations, Capitol Hill, and, since 1994, the State Department and intelligence agencies. She reports regularly on “NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt,” “TODAY” and “Meet the Press with Chuck Todd.”
Mitchell’s in-depth journalism from around the world includes all of the Reagan/Gorbachev arms control summits, a series of exclusive interviews with Cuba's late President Fidel Castro, the diplomatic normalization with Havana, the Iran nuclear negotiations, conflicts in Haiti, Bosnia and Kosovo as well as assignments in Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran, North Korea, Pakistan, Israel and the Palestinian territories. She has also covered every presidential campaign for NBC News since 1980, most recently as the lead correspondent assigned to Hillary Clinton throughout 2016.
Frequently honored by her peers, Mitchell received the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Women’s Media Foundation in recognition of her devotion to the pursuit of truth and model of bravery for those who follow. She has also received the 2015 MATRIX Award from New York Women in Communications as one of the “Women Who Change the World,” the Goldsmith Career Award for Excellence in Journalism from the John F. Kennedy School of Government, and was chosen by the Society for Professional Journalists for their Lifetime Achievement Award.
In September 2005, Mitchell authored Talking Back, a memoir about her experiences as one of the first women to cover the White House, Congress, and foreign policy.