Pat Mitchell Biography (1943-)

Full name, Patricia Edenfield Mitchell; born January 20, 1943, in Swainsboro,GA; daughter of James Otis and Bernice Tucker Edenfield; married Jay AddisonMitchell, August 20, 1964 (divorced, June, 1970); children: Mark Addison. Career: Executive, producer, and writer. University of Georgia, Athens,GA, English instructor, 1965-69; Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond,VA, drama and English instructor, 1969-70; Look magazine, New York City, researcher and writer, 1970; Garth Associates, New York City, speech writer, 1970-71; WB2-TV, Boston, MA, television reporter and producer, 1971-77; WTTG-TV, Washington, DC, anchor and talk show host, 1977-79; Today Show,NBC-TV, New York City, correspondent, 1984-89; Sunday Morning, CBS-TV, New York City, correspondent, 1989-90; VU Productions, co- founder of company, creator and executive producer of television series, specials, and documentaries, and writer, 1990-92; Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., producer, beginning 1992, president of Turner Original Productions (now CNN Productions),beginning 1995; Time Inc.-CNN Productions, president, executive in charge ofproduction for NewsStand: CNN and Fortune and NewsStand: CNN and Entertainment Weekly, and executive producer of series and specials. Sundance 2000, chairperson; Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival, member of board ofdirectors. Member of advisory board, Radcliffe College's Schlesinger Libraryon the History of Women, 1985-92, and National Council on Women's Research,New York City, 1990-92; member of Hollywood Women's Political Committee and Hollywood Policy Center, 1989-92. Member: International Documentary Association (member of board of directors). Awards, Honors: Emmy Award nomination, outstanding host or hostess of a talk or service show, 1984, for Woman to Woman; Emmy Award nominations (with others), outstanding talk or service series, 1984, for Woman to Woman, outstanding informationalseries, 1994, for A Century of Women, outstanding informational special, 1995, for both Moon Shot and Hank Aaron: Chasing the Dream,and outstanding informational series, 1995, for The Private Life of Plants; Emmy Award (with others), outstanding informational special, 1996, forSurvivors of the Holocaust..

Executive, producer, writer
Birth Details
January 20, 1943
Swainsboro, Georgia, United States

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