When it comes to news commentary and reporting, Andrea Mitchell has got it all. Mitchell works as a journalist for NBC News and she has shown great competence and excellence over the course of her career years. There is so much to know about the talented correspondent apart from her on-screen endeavors. Here are lesser known facts about the media personality.
Andrea Mitchell Biography, Age
She was born on October 30, 1946, in New Rochelle, New York. Andrea was born into a Jewish family headed by her father, Sydney Michelle, who was the CEO of a manufacturing company and her mother, Cecile Mitchell, who worked at New York Institute of Technology. She attended New Rochelle High School after which she proceeded to the University of Pennsylvania where she got a BA in English Literature.
Andrea kicked off her journalism career with her first stint at KYW radio where she worked as a reporter. She also worked for KYW-TV of the same umbrella, before she proceeded in 1976 to WTOP, an affiliate of CBS Washington. In 1978, Mitchell became a part of the NBC network. She reported the 1970’s energy crisis as well as the Three Mile Island nuclear accident. She has remained with the outfit and has risen to a principal officer. She was the Chief White Correspondent at the media outfit for a year and was also a Chief Congressional Correspondent from 1988 to 1992.
Andrea hosts Andrea Mitchell Reports, a news show which airs on weekdays at 12:00 noon ET. As a media practitioner, Andrea has stepped on some toes and has had a fair share of controversy in the course of her work. In 2003, she was brought in for questioning by authorities when she leaked the identity of a CIA officer in operation, Valerie Plame. In 2005, she was interrupted and expelled from an interview with Sudanese president, Omar al-Bashir over some compelling questions.
Net Worth, Salary
Andrea Mitchell has a deserving net worth which she has her competence and consistency over the years of her career to thank for. She sits on a net worth estimated at $5 million by many sources. According to reports, she earns as high as $750,0000 as her annual earnings. Apart from her job as a news reporter, Andrea earns money from her own personal investments. This includes her show ‘Andrea Mitchell Reports’ which has amassed lots of views over the years. She also has other news programs to her credit. She owns her luxury apartment in New York where she resides.
Personal Life – Husband, Children
Andrea Mitchell like most celebrities has a story to tell with regards to her love and personal life. The media personality has been married twice. She was first married to Gil Jackson. Before the 70s, the reporter and Jackson had begun a relationship which later led to marriage. They tied the knot in 1970 but divorced five years later in 1975.
Michelle soon moved on and began another relationship with Alan Greenspan, an American economist. Their relationship drew lots of attention from the media and the public alike at the time, as Greenspan is 20 years older than she is. But the couple shoved off the negativities and eventually tied the knot in April 1997 in Little Washington, Virginia. Greenspan is also a consultant and owns the company Greenspan Associates LLC.
Mitchelle and Greenspan have no children together but live with their god-daughter, Lauren. Age and childlessness have never come between Andrea and her husband who have been married for over 20 years and have become an inspiration to younger couples. There have been separation rumors about the couple in the past over their childlessness. It was reported that at 68, Mitchell opted to adopt a child, a move that was vehemently opposed by her husband. But as time went by the rumors were put to rest with glaring evidence that they are still waxing strong.
Body Measurement – Height, Weight
Anyone in showbiz regardless of the genre is always conscious of their physical attributes. But Andrea Mitchell has this as the least of her worries given her body build which suits her career. She stands at a height of 5 ft 7 in which is more than average for a woman. She has a proportional weight of 74 kg. Mitchell has done well to maintain a healthy body over the years. She wears 32B for her bra.