Andrea Mitchell to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at News & Documentary Emmys

NBC News’ chief foreign affairs correspondent will receive the award September 24

Andrea Mitchell
Andrea Mitchell

TV journalist Andrea Mitchell will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 40th Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards on September 24, The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced Monday.

Mitchell is NBC News’ chief foreign affairs correspondent and hosts MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports.”

Adam Sharp, NATAS President and CEO, called her an “icon,” saying, “For more than 50 years, she has illuminated Americans’ understanding of domestic politics and international affairs, building esteem and trust with colleagues, world leaders, and most importantly, the viewers she informs.”

Heading into her sixth decade with NBC, Mitchell has had innumerable buzzworthy moments. In 2011, after an on-air revelation that she had breast cancer, many of her peers came to her defense when Bill O’Reilly labeled her “unruly.”

The Lifetime Achievement Award from the NATAS is one of many Mitchell has recently won. This year, she’s received the Freedom of the Press Award from the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Washington Women in Journalism Awards. In 2017, she received 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 and the International Women’s Media Foundation’s Lifetime Achievement Award.