After covering the White House for NBC from 1981 to 1988, she was named chief White House correspondent in 1988. As Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent since 1992, she appears regularly on NBC Nightly News, the Today program-where she is also called upon as political analyst-and on MSNBC, NBC, and Microsoft's new cable network. She has also appeared frequently on Meet the Press. Ms. Mitchell is especially noted for her pursuit of evolving foreign policy issues in the U.S. and abroad. She covers the political implications of foreign policy and international crises from a post that includes world hot spots, summits, Presidential trips, and the State Department. Her coverage of momentous events has included the famous handshake between Yasser Arafat and Yitzak Rabin, President Clinton's journey to Russia, and the historic economic summits of the G-7 nations.
She was named Chief White House correspondent in 1992, and chief foreign affairs correspondent for NBC News in 1994. Mitchell has appeared on the TV news show Meet the Press as a panelist and host. She served as a panelist during the 1988 presidential debates between George Bush and Michael Dukakis. Mitchell is married to Alan Greenspan, chairman of the Federal Reserve Board.