Friday, May 27, 2011


WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Back during my reporting days, I liked reading biographies about other journalists.  Sometimes they were inspiring, somestimes entertaining, and sometimes they made me not want to be a reporter.  One such biography I read that encompased all those reactions was Andrea Mitchell's from MSNBC. 

Today this broadcast journalism icon was on Capitol Hill speaking to press secretaries in the Senate. So, I brought my copy of her book, and as soon as she was done speaking, you better believe I darted straight to the front of the room to meet her, and to have her sign my book. She couldn't have been more gracious. And she was pretty excited to hear that I used to be a reporter as well and that my name is also Andrea. We have so much in common. See the look of pure joy on her face...

She was very excited to find out we share the same name

I didn't know my picture was being taken, or I would have turned around and cheesed it up for the camera.
It says, "For the other Andrea- Best Wishes - Andrea Mitchell
And now I'm off to the beach.  What a great Friday!


Brittany said...

It's always awesome to meet people you look up to. I am still waiting to meet Tom Brokaw. I love that guy.

Amy Lovell said...

I'm waiting to meet Jillian Michaels. Ha!