Currently, Andrea’s giving deserving families the vacation of a lifetime every Saturday morning on ABC’s Vacation Creation. She’s also the travel expert and go-to correspondent for TV Land and its travel documentary series 100 Best Places. When Andrea’s not hosting her own shows, she enjoys being a correspondent on NBC’s First Look and VICE.
When it comes to the online world, Andrea’s YouTube videos have over 250 million combined views. 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. Just call her Weird Al 2.0. Andrea is a sought after travel expert and social media influencer with a combined audience reach of nearly 500,000 followers and has collaborated with major brands like Verizon, Carnival Cruises, and GoPro.
Andrea’s quick wit and fun energy has landed her on MTV, FX, Fuse, SyFy, KCAL, Bleacher Report, CBS Sports, 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 (no, she doesn’t count her parent’s honeymoon in Toronto as international) 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 30 countries, 5 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 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. Mama Fetch is very proud.
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 Lab) where she gained notoriety for her comedic acting. Andrea’s portrayal as pop star Ke$ha in the KOA’s Tik Tok Parody 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.
AGE OF THE SOCIAL INFLUENCER
Andrea is the creator of the YouTube channel How2Travelers. To be technical, she is the Creator/Host/Producer/Writer/Shooter/Editor of How2Travelers, also affectionately known as a ninja. Watch out of her judo chop. 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 85+ episodes of travel insight and 7 million channel views, Andrea has been plucked up to television as the travel expert for The CW, 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, snapchatting, commenting, etc. Andrea has over 300K followers on Twitter, 50K on Facebook and Instagram, and thousands view her face in a gorgeous puppy filter on Snapchat.
Andrea’s really excited to be on the CW’s Vacation Creation. It is truly the dream job. Andrea travels around the world with the legendary comedian Tommy Davidson, laughs her butt off, see the most exotic destinations (Bora Bora, St. Petersburg, Columbia just to name a few), and has the most rewarding experience by giving people who truly deserve a break the cruise vacation of a lifetime. To be totally real, this job has been the most fulfilling and beautiful experience of her life.
Andrea was the travel expert and travel tip segment producer on Vacation Creation, Andrea was the travel expert HLN’s Vacation Chasers. Yes, there seems to be a theme with the title of her shows. She is also the travel expert on TV Land’s 100 Best Places. Okay, you get it, she’s “the” travel expert at the moment. At least in her own mind.
Before she got her break on American television, Andrea was the Host and Senior Producer of The QYOU. “What is The QYOU?” It’s a new cable network airing premium short form content from the internet, similar to the way MTV aired music videos back in the day. Andrea hosted the prime time show and was the only talent who did double duty as Senior Producer (and the only female Senior Producer at the network- go girls go!). In 2012, Andrea fulfilled a lifetime goal of becoming a MTV VJ; shooting in Buenos Aires, Argentina for MTV’s Essentials. Andrea’s other television credits include NBC, CBS Sports, FX, Fuse, EPIX, KCAL, and more.
In addition, Andrea had two national commercials last year: Five Hour Energy and Yoplait Yogurt. She only does commercials where she can eat and drink at all times.
Andrea’s true passion is in hosting and producing. She put her Journalism degree to work for VICE’s piece on Japan’s War On Dance, a story she pitched, produced, and hosted. Speaking of wearing many hats, as host of Yahoo!’s Daytime in No Time, Andrea hosted and wrote many of her segments. Every summer, Andrea tours the world as the host of Ultra Music Festival’s Ultra Live #toughlife. Andrea let her inner geek out and about as host of SyFy’s first ever online series Blastr TV, and Marvel Live. Speaking of firsts, Andrea helped launch the West Coast video division of Bleacher Report, with the LA Lakers and Clippers as her very tall guinea pigs. She moved on to the very athletic boys of the MLS as host of the series Get Me In There. In addition, Andrea hosted the game show SOS Island with Survivorman’s Les Stroud on a stranded island in Puerto Rico, which sounds way more glamorous than the reality. Andrea has also worked for Clevver, Hollyscoop, Stereotude, What’s Trending, and more.