To Andrea Mitchell With Love From D.C. Journos

Several Washington journalists are sending love and well wishes to NBC Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent Andrea Mitchell. Mitchell announced Wednesday on her program that she has breast cancer.

Typically the shameless plugs on MSNBC’s “The Daily Rundown” involve guests showing off their own work. Today their thoughts were with Mitchell.

“Shameless plug for one of the hardest working journalists in Washington,” said USA Today Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page. “That’s Andrea Mitchell. We learned yesterday she’s battling breast cancer. We’re all pulling for her. She’s tougher than any disease.”

MSNBC Policy Analyst Karen Finney concurred. “You know I’m going to leave it there with Susan. Andrea is just an incredible person.”

Host Chuck Todd added simply, “Andrea, I love you.”


PBS’s Gwen Ifill: “Andrea Mitchell once again shares her gifts of toughness and tenacity. Add to that courage. Love and prayers to my friend.”

The Daily Beast‘s Howard Kurtz: “I missed this news that Andrea Mitchell has breast cancer. Caught early, good prognosis. Wishing her all the best.”

HuffPost blogger Keli Goff: “Sending good vibes 2 Andrea Mitchell of @msnbc @mitchellreports Wishing her health, happiness & a speedy recovery.”