Andrea Mitchell is a Washington, D.C.-based American television journalist, anchor, and commentator for NBC News.
Mitchell grew up in New Rochelle, New York, in a Jewish family as the daughter of Cecile and Sydney Mitchell.
Her father was the CEO and a partial owner of a Manhattan furniture manufacturing company. For 40 years, he was also the president of Beth El Synagogue in New Rochelle.
Andrea Mitchell’s mother worked as an administrator at Manhattan’s New York Institute of Technology.
Andrea joined NBC News as an energy correspondent in 1979, covering the Three Mile Island nuclear disaster.
She began covering the White House in 1981 and was the Chief White House Correspondent for NBC News from 1993 to 1994.
She is the Chief Foreign Affairs and Washington Correspondent for NBC News, and she covered the 2008 presidential election campaign for NBC News broadcasts such as NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, Today, and MSNBC
Mitchell has been nominated for 16 News & Documentary Emmy Awards. The News & Documentary Emmys honored Mitchell with Lifetime Achievement Emmy in 2019.