Andrea Feczko (ON-dree-uh FETCH-koh) is a TV Personality, Writer, Producer, and YouTube Celebrity. She doesn’t like to sleep.
Currently, you can catch her planning extravagant vacations and getting the ‘W’ on HLN’s original travel competition series Vacation Chasers. Andrea’s also a Host and Senior Producer at the new 24/7 international cable network The QYOU. 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’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, including covering the London 7/7 Bombings. The following year Andrea moved to Vancouver, BC to become the entertainment news apprentice for CTV News. Andrea graduated magna cum laude from NYU, realizing that she wanted nothing to do with the traditional newsroom and everything to do with entertainment.
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 at 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 the kiddies go mad. Andrea’s favorite character, though, is playing Taylor Swift as Gollum. Click here. It’s worth it.
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. 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’s also worked for Hollyscoop, Clevver, Stereotude, What’s Trending, and more.
Andrea’s really excited to be on HLN’s Vacation Chasers! It’s a travel show. It’s a competition. And it’s inspirational. Andrea is in heaven at the moment.
… And she’s back. While Vacation Chasers may be self-explanatory, you may be asking yourself, “What is The QYOU?” It’s a brand new cable network airing premium short form content from the internet, similar to the way MTV aired music videos back in the day. This makes sense when you know The QYOU is founded by one of MTV’s founders, Les Garland. Andrea hosts the prime time show and is the only talent who is also a producer. 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 is the co-creator of How2Travelers, a YouTube video series she hosts/produces/writes/edits with Rachel Rudwall. I believe people with that many slashes are called ninjas. Just go with it. H2T is a respected voice in travel having garnered an audience of 225k and has been featured by MSN, Marie Claire, VICE, GrindTV.com, Vagabondish, and more. Due to 85+ episodes of travel insight and 3.6 million channel views, Andrea and Rachel were selected to host HLN’s travel competition TV Show, Vacation Chasers.
P.S. For those who have been reading my bio over the years, you have noticed a consistent change on the background of my interesting last name. I am pleased to announce the mystery has been solved! It is neither Polish nor Hungarian nor Czech (the latter I preferred as the women from there tend to have genetically blessed reputations). It is, in fact, Ukrainian. Whaddup Mila Kunis!