STORYTELLER · MARKETER · DISRUPTER
With a background in journalism, independent filmmaking and marketing, Andrea's work makes people pause, look around and evaluate what they're doing. She has spent years crafting narratives—told through film, television, digital, audio and print—that gives others the ability to empathize. Her focus area includes creating meaningful change through storytelling and finding new ways to engage audiences. She now works for a tech company that incentivizes consumers to engage with brands quickly.
AND A LOT MORE...
Andrea earned a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Missouri. Throughout her time there, she worked in the newsrooms of KOMU-TV, WXYZ-TV and the Scripps Washington Bureau. The Missouri School of Journalism awarded her the David Kaplan Memorial Fellowship at the ABC News D.C. bureau and a $10,000 scholarship. After graduation, ABC News gave her the opportunity to spend time in New York with the Brian Ross investigative unit.
She spent the run-up to the 2016 presidential election as a news associate in CNN's D.C. bureau. She witnessed election night from the main control room, field produced at Dulles International Airport after a stay was implemented on President Trump’s travel ban and assisted producers when James Comey testified in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee. She also worked on the assignment desk, conducted research for the executive director of political programming and made graphics for Inside Politics with John King.
Andrea went on to be an investigative associate producer at WJLA-TV, the local ABC affiliate in Washington, D.C. She produced a weekly show and assisted investigative reporters with researching and packaging stories.
A few months later, Andrea started making a film when her liver started to fail. To financially support herself in post-production, she produced afternoon and evening newscasts as a producer at KOMU-TV and oversaw nightly newscasts as an executive producer. Additionally, she worked at Newsy, where she researched daily news content, wrote scripts and edited video for digital and cable platforms.
The 50-minute documentary she directed, produced and edited about her own health crisis (co-produced by the Director of the Jonathan B. Murray Center for Documentary Journalism, Stacey Woelfel), Live or Failure, premiered at the Kansas City FilmFestival International. It was part of the REEL Recovery Film Festival in Los Angeles and New York, and the longest running women's film festival in North America, the Rocky Mountains Women Film Festival.
Today, Andrea is on a marketing team of a tech company as the Sales & Product Strategist.