Want to know more? Luckily for you, she wrote a mini-novel below. Warning: it’s a fascinating read. But for those on the go, here are the highlights:
- Host of ABC’s Vacation Creation. Every weekend she gives deserving friends and families the vacation of a lifetime. 4 Telly Awards.
- Produced over 1,000 hours of television for ABC, TBD/The QYOU, and VICE.
- 250 million combined views on YouTube. Her Kesha Parody alone clocks in at over 130 million views and was recently declared the #1 Most Viewed Parody on YouTube of All Time.
- Social Media audience of 500K followers. If you haven’t already, follow her @AndreaFeczko (it works for every platform).
- Other hosting credits including MTV, FX, TV Land, HLN, CBS Sports, SyFy, Bleacher Report, Fuse, EPIX, and many more
Andrea’s story began in a traditional fashion. The youngest child in a Midwest family, Andrea spent her younger years daydreaming in the backseat of her mom’s minivan while being carted between her brother’s baseball practices and her sister’s figure skating lessons. Note: Andrea was also a competitive figure skater, until giving up an Olympic hopeful career at the ripe old age of 12. At 14, Andrea became the first member of her family to travel internationally and went to Australia and New Zealand as a US Ambassador. A self-professed geek in high school, she learned the transformative power of a passport where she could go from Lowlife to Socialite in a mere 18 hour plane ride. Thank you boys at Toowoomba Private School, you have no idea what you have done for her self-esteem. Needless to say, Andrea was bit by the figurative travel bug and has not stopped traveling, netting 70+ countries, 6 continents, and living in 5 countries.
Andrea escaped the humdrum life of suburbia by moving to New York City at 17 to study Journalism at New York University. She was told by a well-respected journalist she would never “make it” in television due to her decolletage. Clearly, this professor had never ventured to investigate the secret behind Victoria’s Secret (spoiler alert: padding). Taking advantage of NYU’s study abroad opportunities, Andrea studied in Florence, Italy, where she excelled in Italian Opera and the extracurricular wine tasting courses. Andrea then moved to London for the Boston University Internship Programme; she gained a spot in the highly competitive NBC News London Bureau newsroom and dove into the world of hard news, covering the London 7/7 Bombings and London’s successful Olympic bid. The following year Andrea moved to Vancouver, BC to become the entertainment news apprentice for CTV News. Andrea graduated magna cum laude from NYU.
AND SHE GOES VIRAL
Ahh, the internet. A place where one day you can play a crazed Taylor Swift, the next day party with the world’s hottest DJ’s, and then finish it off with an in-depth report for VICE. Andrea’s done it all on this world wide web thing- and a lot more.
Andrea landed her first hosting gig on the Webby-Award winning Fast Lane Daily, beginning a fruitful career at Next New Networks (now YouTube Next). She gained notoriety for her comedic acting with her portrayal as pop star Ke$ha in the KOA’s Tik Tok Parody. It became the #1 Most Viewed Parody on YouTube of All Time. There is something about short shorts and puking glitter that makes people go mad. Andrea’s favorite character, though, is playing Taylor Swift as Gollum. Click here. It’s worth it.
Andrea is the creator of the YouTube channel How2Travelers. To be technical, she is the Creator/Host/Producer/Writer/Shooter/Editor, but who really enjoys a #humblebrag? H2T is a respected voice in travel having garnered an audience of 225k across social media channels and has been featured by MSN, Marie Claire, VICE, GrindTV.com, Vagabondish, and more. Due to 150+ episodes of travel insight and 12 million channel views, Andrea has been plucked up to television as the travel expert for ABC, TV Land, and HLN.
Andrea doesn’t just limit her spare time to working in front of a camera, she also gets the most out of her iPhone by actively tweeting, posting, commenting… you get it. Andrea has over 500K followers across Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Facebook.
THE ULTIMATE HOST
Andrea says host in the television sense only. Her home hosting skills max out at a Trader Joe’s cheese plate and a selection of Trader Joe’s wine. Don’t judge, their wine selection of rose is excellent!
Andrea currently has her dream job (pinches herself) as the host of ABC’s Vacation Creation. Every weekend, Andrea gives deserving friends and families the vacation of a lifetime. She has been all over the world- from Bora Bora to St. Petersburg to Dubai- on this show. She has had tremendous co-hosts, like Tommy Davidson and Anji Corley, and has hosted many episodes by herself. To be totally real, this job has been the most fulfilling and beautiful experience of her life.
Andrea also fulfilled a lifetime goal of becoming a MTV VJ for MTV’s Essentials. Her music expertise was also boosted as the host and producer for Ultra Music Festival’s livestreams. Andrea is honored to be featured in the documentaries of former #1 DJ in the world Hardwell and the incredibly talented (and tragically gone) Avicii.
Andrea’s background in athletics has also brought her into the world of sports. She has worked for Major League Soccer in their series Get Me In There, toughed it out with Professional Bull Riders in CBS Sports’ Clash of the Cowboys, and did many a video for Bleacher Report. Andrea’s other television credits include NBC, Yahoo!, FX, Fuse, EPIX, KCAL, and more.
SHE ALSO WRITES AND PRODUCES
Yes, that NYU journalism is doing more than sitting pretty on her wall! Oh, let’s get real, it’s maybe, probably, most definitely still wrapped up in the closet somewhere.
Andrea has written and produced over 1,000 hours of television, and even more for digital outlets. For ABC’s Vacation Creation, Andrea was the writer and producer for the “In The Know When You’re On The Go” travel tip segment. She put her Journalism degree to work for VICE’s piece on Japan’s War On Dance, a story she pitched, produced, and hosted. For the new network The QYOU (now TBD), Andrea was a Senior Producer, managed a team of five, and hosted the network’s prime time show.
Now let’s cover the digital side. Ready? Okay, let’s go. For Yahoo!’s Daytime in No Time, Andrea hosted and wrote many of her segments. Every summer for four years, Andrea toured the world as the host, writer, and producer of Ultra Music Festival’s Ultra Live livestreams #toughlife. Andrea helped launch the West Coast video division of Bleacher Report, with the LA Lakers and Clippers as her very tall guinea pigs. Andrea has also written, produced, and hosted for Clevver, Hollyscoop, Stereotude, What’s Trending, and more. Phew! Is it time for Happy Hour yet?