This week marks Andrea Mitchell’s 40th anniversary at NBC News, and the network has been filled with tributes to her.
But when it comes to gushing, it will be hard to top Willie Geist’s effort, which aired during Mitchell’s MSNBC show today:
“You are one of a very small handful of icons in our business, about whom a young journalist thinks: I can’t even believe I work in the same news division where she works. It always has been a privilege, and that awe has never gone away.”
Note: Willie’s one of my favorite NBC/MSNBC figures. A low bar, to be sure, but he comes across as an amiable, regular guy who makes an effort to be a voice of fairness in the liberal loony bin. So perhaps we’ll cut Geist some slack for laying it on so thick. Still . . .