Andrea Mitchell a Distinguished Daughter of Pennsylvania

October 18, 2017

Andrea Mitchell, CW'67, was recently selected as a 2017 Daughter of Pennsylvania. She and the other 2017 honorees were recognized at ceremony hosted by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf. 

Since 1949, the Distinguished Daughters of Pennsylvania and the Governor’s Office have recognized outstanding women for their extraordinary service and contributions to Pennsylvania. Distinguished Daughters honors women whose professional and philanthropic work has earned regional, statewide, or national recognition and provides value to the public.

Mitchell is the Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent for NBC. She studied English at Penn, where she served as Program Director at WXPN. She began her professional broadcast career in Philadelphia at KYW Newsradio and she has been a correspondent for NBC since 1978.

She has remained engaged with Penn and is frequent speaker at student and alumni events. She is the Chair of the Penn Arts and Sciences Board of Overseers and is a University Trustee Emerita, as well as a former chair of the Annenberg School for Communication Advisory Committee and a member emerita of the Trustees’ Council of Penn Women.

Mitchell and her husband, Alan Greenspan, are longtime Penn supporters. Their most recent gift endowed the Andrea Mitchell Center for the Study of Democracy.