Andrea Mitchell is the NBC Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent and host of "Andrea Mitchell Reports," an hour of political news that airs daily on MSNBC. Mitchell currently covers foreign policy, intelligence and national security issues, including the diplomacy of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, for all NBC News properties.
Mitchell joined NBC News in 1978 as a general correspondent based in Washington, D.C. Mitchell’s extensive and varied reports include a series of exclusive interviews over the years with Cuban President Fidel Castro. Throughout 2002 and 2003, Mitchell covered the United Nations debate leading up to the Iraq war and provided detailed reports on the questions surrounding pre-war intelligence and weapons of mass destruction. As a longtime analyst of the intelligence community, Mitchell's past assignments for NBC have included exclusive reports from North Korea, Afghanistan, the Middle East, Bosnia, Kosovo, Pakistan and Haiti.
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.