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Hosted by Al Filreis
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Kelly Writers House, 3805 Locust Walk, Arts Cafe


rvsp required: wh@writing.upenn.edu or call 215-746-POEM.

ANDREA MITCHELL, the veteran chief foreign affairs correspondent for NBC News, is also the host of Andrea Mitchell Reports, an hour of political and foreign policy news airing each day at 12 p.m. ET on MSNBC. Since joining NBC News in 1978, Mitchell has covered seven presidential administrations. Mitchell also appears regularly on Nightly News with Lester Holt, TODAY, and Meet the Press.

Mitchell's extensive and varied reports over the years include all of the Reagan/Gorbachev arms control summits, a series of exclusive interviews with Cuba's late President Fidel Castro, coverage of 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 is a recipient of the Los Angeles Press Club’s Joseph M. Quinn Lifetime Achievement Award, The International Radio and Television Society Foundation’s Giant of Broadcasting and Electronic Arts Honor, the International Women’s Media Foundation’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and the 2015 MATRIX Award from New York Women in Communications as one of the "Women Who Change the World.” She has also received 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 the best seller, 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 served as the immediate past Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees and currently chairs the Board of Overseers of the College of Arts and Sciences. In 2018, Mitchell delivered the university’s commencement address, receiving an honorary doctorate of humane letters degree. Mitchell is on the board of the International Women’s Media Foundation, the Steering Committee of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, 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.

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