Pat Mitchell

CEO & Producer

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Pioneering media executive Pat Mitchell has created a body of award-winning work both in front of the camera as a news reporter and anchor, White House correspondent, and talk show host, and behind the camera as a producer of documentaries and series – many of which focused on women’s stories. Along the way, she became the first woman to own, produce, and host a national talk show, as well as the first woman president and CEO of the Public Broadcasting System, CNN Productions, and The Paley Center for Media. Mitchell continues to break new ground today as the editorial director of TEDWomen. Well known for her humanitarian efforts and service on numerous nonprofit boards, she currently chairs the Sundance Institute and the Women’s Media Center, is a trustee of the Skoll Foundation and Acumen Fund, and an adviser to Participant Media. Mitchell relates her own compelling story in Becoming a Dangerous Woman: Embracing Risk to Change the World, due out in October 2019.