Andrea Mitchell
Television anchor
Andrea Mitchell
Andrea Mitchell is an American television journalist, anchor, reporter and commentator for NBC News based in Washington, D.C.. She is the NBC News Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent, and reported on the 2008 Race for the White House for NBC News broadcasts, including NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, Today, and MSNBC.
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Lester Holt Is About To Take The Biggest Stage Of His Life
Huffington Post - 5 months
NEW YORK  ― Lester Holt didn’t look like a man worried that as many as 100 million people would soon be watching his every move, parsing his every word for signs of bias.   After wrapping up “NBC Nightly News” on Tuesday night, Holt headed west to a rooftop lounge where colleagues were celebrating the 25th anniversary of “Dateline,” the weekly newsmagazine he also anchors. “I like the idea of being 25 again,” he joked with partygoers before jumping on bass for a few songs with his band, the 30 Rockers. The cocktail-sipping crowd, which included NBC News chief Andy Lack and network stars like Chuck Todd and Andrea Mitchell, requested, and received, an encore. The veteran journalist takes on a much tougher gig Monday night, when he moderates the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, and the massive audience at home won’t be as forgiving. The highly anticipated faceoff is expected to rival some of the biggest moments in television history and presumab ...
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Emails show NBC's Andrea Mitchell telling Colin Powell Trump's nomination is 'awful'
Fox News - 5 months
It may not be a shock to her viewers, but NBC journalist Andrea Mitchell is not a fan of Donald Trump, and newly leaked emails from June apparently show her describing the prospect of Trump getting the Republican nomination as “awful.”
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Supporting Bernie Sanders Does Not Excuse Misogyny
Huffington Post - 9 months
If Donald Trump's campaign has exposed America's "racist underbelly," then the Bernie Sanders campaign has exposed the progressive movement's misogynist underbelly. Some Sanders supporters seem to think that supporting a socialist justifies misogynist vitriol. It doesn't. I repeat: It does not matter how progressive your chosen presidential candidate is. There is no excuse for calling a woman a cunt. The last few weeks have been telling for leftists who were under the impression that this side of the political spectrum doesn't have a problem with women. At the Nevada State Democratic Convention on Sat. May 14 in Las Vegas, 64 potential Sanders delegates were denied. Sanders supporters were demonstrably outraged at this -- according to the Nevada State Democratic Party, "event security no longer had the capacity to control the unruly and unpredictable crowd," and it had to be shut down.  In response, party chair Roberta Lange had her phone number and address leaked, and re ...
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Hillary Blames Bernie for an Old Clintonite Hustle, and That's a Rotten Shame
Huffington Post - about 1 year
The Clintons have no shame, that much you can count on. That stupefying arrogance was on full display in the most recent presidential campaign debate when Hillary Clinton countered Bernie Sanders' charge that she was compromised by her close ties to Goldman Sachs and other rapacious Wall Street interests with the retort: Sen. Sanders, you're the only one on this stage that voted to deregulate the financial markets in 2000, ... to make the SEC and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission no longer able to regulate swaps and derivatives, which were one of the main causes of the collapse in '08. Hillary knows that the disastrous legislation, the Commodity Futures Modernization Act (CFMA), had nothing to do with Sanders and everything to do with then-President Bill Clinton, who devoted his presidency to sucking up to Wall Street. Clinton signed this bill into law as a lame-duck president, ensuring his wife would have massive Wall Street contributions for her Senate run. Sanders ...
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NBC News Hosts Second Highest-Rated Democratic Debate
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Sunday's Democratic debate, hosted by NBC, was the party's second-most watched this election cycle, with about 10.2 million viewers tuning into the channel, according to the network. An additional 1.2 million viewers streamed the event on, Youtube and the network's mobile applications. The debate, which was moderated by "Nightly News" anchor Lester Holt and NBC News' chief foreign affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell, was also viewed by just over 500,000 people on MSNBC.  Didn't watch the debate? See the highlights of what you missed, below: (function(){var src_url=" ...
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The Ransacking of the Farook's Home Shows the Dehumanization of the Non-White Shooter in the American Media
Huffington Post - about 1 year
On December 4, the owner of the home that the alleged -- alleged, innocence until guilt is proven is still the law -- San Bernardino attackers, Syed Farook and his wife, was opened to the media. The scene was pandemonium as a swarm of reporters, cameramen, and members of the public ransacked the home. MSNBC reporter Kerry Sanders was tracked by a live shot though the Redlands home, rifling through photographs and documents on live television. MSNBC anchor Andrea Mitchell showed some discomfort as Sanders found pictures of children and showed them to the cable channel's audience, but the channel kept broadcasting anyway. In possibly the most egregious violation of privacy in this circus of shit journalism, Sanders found the driver's license of the mother of the male shooter and held it up to the camera for over thirty seconds. Stay tuned for the inevitable vandalism/attacks/harassment of the gunman's family as a direct result of that action. The media's behavior here i ...
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NBC Reporter Touts Network's Ethics Before Broadcasting Live From Inside San Bernardino Suspects' Apartment
Huffington Post - about 1 year
NEW YORK -- NBC News correspondent Kerry Sanders drew criticism Friday for showing close-up images of photographs and identification cards live on MSNBC, as he found them, in the home of San Bernardino shooting suspects Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik.  "We regret that we briefly showed images of photographs and identification cards that should not have been aired without review," an MSNBC spokesperson said in a statement.  Before entering the house with a horde of journalists, however, Sanders touted NBC's ethical standards, saying the network wouldn't pay for access to the house as a competitor allegedly did. He told MSNBC anchor Andrea Mitchell that "Inside Edition" had paid Doyle Miller, the building's landlord, $1,000 to get the first look inside. “I said, ‘Look, NBC’s not going to pay to come in,'" Sanders recalled of his conversation with the landlord. He told Mitchell the landlord said they could enter after "Inside Edition" and that he had "no reason to hide anything ...
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DNC Chair Freaks Out After Andrea Mitchell Actually Fact-Checks Hillary
Fox News - over 1 year
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Hillary Is Winning: The Media and Sanders' Campaign Are Freaking Out
Huffington Post - over 1 year
For the first six months of the Democratic primary, the media -- including the New York Times and Washington Post -- relished writing everything they could to hurt the Clinton campaign. The Times went so far as to report a non-existent criminal inquiry directed at her and had to back off when even their own Public Editor called them on it. They succeeded in seeing Clinton's polling numbers begin to fall and everyone from the likes of Andrea Mitchell to anyone on FOX news appeared to take glee in reporting bad news about her campaign. It was difficult to remember Chuck Todd wasn't a FOX news reporter when listening to Meet the Press detail every negative story and lie about Clinton. They accurately reported every increase in Bernie Sanders' polling numbers and the huge crowds who came to see him. But unlike their reporting on Clinton they never felt it worthwhile to look at his record in detail; could be because they never believed he would really win the primary. But that isn't good ...
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How Hillary Got Her Groove Back
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Some say Hillary's last 10 ten days has secured her the Democratic nomination for the presidency. I say it started way before that. Her interview on September 4, 2015 with Andrea Mitchell on MSNBC was the turning point and the beginning of her long climb back after the "summer of Trump." This was the first of her many meetings with the press after months of avoiding the media. I admit the start of her campaign was a little rocky in April of 2015 with the modest Internet video showing many folks announcing their ambitions and then Hillary saying she was going to run for president. What? No escalators? No adoring crowds and balloons? It was a humble beginning to say the least. As were her trips to Iowa and New Hampshire for town hall meetings barring the press. Her comments about she and Bill being broke when they left the White House did not go over well and Democratic rival Senator Bernie Sander's appeal to the progressive wing of the party creating huge crowds and excitement for ...
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Andrea Mitchell
  • 2011
    Age 64
    On September 7, 2011, Mitchell revealed that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer during a doctor's visit a few weeks earlier.
    More Details Hide Details It was caught early and treated.
  • 2008
    Age 61
    During an appearance on MSNBC on June 5, 2008, Mitchell referred to the voters of the southwest Virginia region as rednecks.
    More Details Hide Details 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."
    She is the NBC News Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent, and reported on the 2008 Race for the White House for NBC News broadcasts, including NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, Today, and MSNBC.
    More Details Hide Details She anchors Andrea Mitchell Reports airing from noon – 1 pm 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. Mitchell was raised in a Jewish family, in New Rochelle, New York, the daughter of Cecile and Sydney 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. Her brother Arthur moved to Canada in the 1970s, becoming a member of the Legislative Assembly of Yukon and the leader of the Yukon Liberal Party in the 2000s.
  • 2005
    Age 58
    During a July 2005 news conference in Khartoum, Mitchell was forcibly ejected from a room after asking Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir some pointed questions.
    More Details Hide Details They included: "Can you tell us why the violence is continuing?" (referring to genocide in Sudan's Darfur province) and "Can you tell us why the government is supporting the militias?" "Why should Americans believe your promises?" At this point two armed security guards grabbed her and forcibly shoved her out of the room. After the incident Mitchell said, "It is our job to ask. They can always say 'no comment'… but to drag a reporter out just for asking is inexcusable behavior." Prior to the incident, Sudanese officials expressed reservations about allowing American newspaper or television reporters to join the Sudanese press pool. Sean McCormack, the U.S. State Department's assistant secretary for public affairs, said to his Sudanese counterpart, "I'll convey your desires about not permitting reporters to ask questions, but that's all I'll do. We have a free press." McCormack's Sudanese counterpart replied, "There is no freedom of the press here."
    In 2005, Mitchell published a book entitled Talking Back... to Presidents, Dictators, and Assorted Scoundrels (ISBN 978-0-143-03873-3), chronicling her work as a journalist.
    More Details Hide Details Since 2008 Mitchell has hosted a program on NBC's news and commentary channel MSNBC entitled Andrea Mitchell Reports. It broadcasts weekdays from 12 PM ET/9 AM PT. A report in The Washington Post ("Bush Administration Is Focus of Inquiry CIA Agent's Identity Was Leaked to Media" by Mike Allen and Dana Priest, Washington Post, September 28, 2003) that Mitchell had leaked Valerie Plame's identity led to her being questioned by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. While Mitchell never appeared before the investigating grand jury or in I. Lewis Libby's trial, she was on the subpoena list as a person of interest.
  • 2003
    Age 56
    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 Joe 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.
    More Details Hide Details 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."
  • 1997
    Age 50
    She married her second husband, former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, twenty years her senior, on April 6, 1997 following a lengthy relationship.
    More Details Hide Details Previously, she was married to Gil Jackson; that marriage ended in divorce in the mid-1970s.
  • 1992
    Age 45
    Having been led to believe that a clip showed that Presidential candidate Mitt Romney was impressed by a touchscreen at a Wawa convenience store, Mitchell and contributor Chris Cillizza laughed when it was shown on Andrea Mitchell Reports, alluding to a widely held myth that George H.W. Bush was unfamiliar with a supermarket scanner in an incident during his 1992 campaign.
    More Details Hide Details She suggested this might be Romney's "supermarket scanner moment". She also stated, "I get the feeling that Mitt Romney has not been in too many Wawas along the roadside of Pennsylvania." The full clip puts his comments in the context of his claim that Wawa's "touchtone keypads" (touchscreens) show efficiency in the private sector compared to his statement that it took multiple filings of a 33-page government form for an optometrist to change his address. Mitchell briefly addressed complaints from the Republican National Committee and Romney's campaign the following day. Introducing the full clip, Mitchell stated, "The RNC and the campaign both reached out to us, saying that Romney had more to say on that visit about federal bureaucracy and innovation in the private sector. We didn't get a chance to play that, so here it is now."
  • 1981
    Age 34
    Mitchell also covered the White House from 1981 until becoming chief congressional correspondent in 1988.
    More Details Hide Details Mitchell has been with NBC News since 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.
  • 1979
    Age 32
    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.
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  • 1976
    Age 29
    She moved to CBS-affiliate WTOP (now WUSA) in Washington, D.C., in 1976.
    More Details Hide Details Two years later, Mitchell moved to NBC's network news operation, where she served as a general correspondent.
  • 1967
    Age 20
    Mitchell graduated from New Rochelle High School. She went on to receive a Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature from the University of Pennsylvania in 1967, where she served as news director of student radio station WXPN.
    More Details Hide Details She stayed in Philadelphia after graduation, hired as a reporter at KYW radio. Mitchell rose to prominence as the station's City Hall correspondent, and also reported for sister station KYW-TV.
  • 1946
    Born on October 30, 1946.
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