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NBC News’ Andrea Mitchell To Emcee Cable Hall of Fame Ceremony

Andrea Mitchell 2017DENVER, April 11, 2017 – The Cable Center announced that Andrea Mitchell, NBC News chief foreign affairs correspondent and host of MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” will emcee the 20th annual Cable Hall of Fame. The Cable Center will host the Cable Hall of Fame celebration Wednesday, April 26, 2017, at the Grand Hyatt Washington in Washington, D.C.

In addition to politics, Mitchell covers foreign policy, intelligence and national security issues for all NBC News and MSNBC properties. Mitchell led NBC News’ and MSNBC’s coverage of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign from its launch in April 2015 and regularly appears on “Meet the Press” as a panelist and substitute host. In 2015, she was recognized by New York Women in Communications with the prestigious Matrix Award for her excellence in broadcast journalism.

“It is such a pleasure to welcome Andrea as the master of ceremonies for our Cable Hall of Fame celebration,” said Jana L. Henthorn, president and chief executive officer, The Cable Center. “We are looking forward to welcoming industry friends and associates as we gather to salute our six honorees at the Cable Hall of Fame Celebration in just two weeks in Washington, D.C.”

The Cable Hall of Fame celebration will begin with a cocktail reception, followed by dinner and the induction ceremony honoring: Steve Burke, CEO, NBCUniversal; Jill Campbell, EVP and COO, Cox Communications; Mike Fries, CEO, Liberty Global; Ken Lowe, chairman, president and CEO, Scripps Networks Interactive; “The Sopranos,” television drama series; David Chase, creator; HBO; and David Zaslav, president and CEO, Discovery Communications. The event program will also include the presentation of the Bresnan Ethics in Business Award, honoring the late William J. Bresnan, to Frank M. Drendel. A festive after-party concludes the evening’s activities.

Mitchell authored “Talking Back,” a memoir about her experiences as one of the first women to cover five presidents, congress and foreign policy in September 2005. That year, Mitchell also received the prestigious Goldsmith Career Award for Excellence in Journalism from the John F. Kennedy School of Government. In 2004, the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) honored Mitchell with the Leonard Zeidenberg Award for her contribution to the protection of First Amendment freedoms.

A native of New York, Mitchell received a B.A. in English literature from the University of Pennsylvania where she currently serves as a trustee, a member of the Executive Committee and chair of the Annenberg School Advisory Board.  She also serves on the board of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and is a member of the Gridiron Club.

Mitchell is married to former Federal Reserve Board Chairman Alan Greenspan and resides in Washington, D.C.

The Cable Hall of Fame is sponsored by: Comcast/NBCUniversal, Arris, Shaw, Commscope, Discovery, HBO, Liberty Global, Scripps Networks Interactive, CNN, LionTree, Cablefax, Advance/Newhouse, Carlsen Resources, YAS, Multichannel News, Hollywood Reporter, The Wrap, BTR, Cynopsis, FierceCable, LightReading, SeriesFest, SmartBrief, and Vision Graphics. For more information on the Cable Hall of Fame celebration, visit www.cablehalloffame.com, or call 720-502-7500.

About The Cable Center
Based in Denver, Colorado, The Cable Center is a nonprofit organization serving the media and telecommunications industry.  The Cable Center is the home of the Cable Hall of Fame, recognizing individuals for their outstanding contributions to the industry, and of the Barco Library, the world’s largest collection of cable-related information and resources. Visit us at www.cablecenter.org, www.twitter.com/TheCableCenter and www.facebook.com/TheCableCenter for more information.

About The Cable Hall of Fame Celebration
The industry's best networking event, the Cable Hall of Fame honors those in media who have made a lasting contribution to the advancement of the industry. The official Cable Hall of Fame hashtag is #cablehof. For more information, visit www.cablehalloffame.com or call 720-502-7500.

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