Andrea was born and raised in Toronto, to an Italian Father and French Canadian mother. It was at a young age that Andrea discovered her love of writing that would become the precursor to her chosen career in Journalism. She dedicated much of her teenage years to volunteering at her local newspaper, The Liberal, covering issues concerning youths, and as editor of her school newspaper. While completing her studies in Journalism at Humber College, Andrea volunteered as producer and reporter for the entertainment segments of City Magazine and as Host of Plugged In!, a half hour magazine style program at Rogers Television. In 2000, Andrea joined CHIN Radio/Television International, working many facets of the live show from floor director, production assistant, segment producer and finally, as co-host of the Festival Italiano di Johnny Lombardi show. After more than 10 years, Andrea has interviewed many guests, including members of government, chiefs of police, artists, actors, musicians, and local entrepreneurs. However, some of her most inspiring are her conversations with members of grass roots charities and local fundraisers. Andrea has been involved with several charitable organizations like the Caritas Project, Thalassemia Foundation, Parker’s Journey, CIBPA Ladies Auxiliary, Alternatives, Sick Kids, and Canadian Opera Volunteer Committee, to name a few. She is the recipient of the SHAW Cable Award and Bursary 1996 for the continuation of media studies and the Jackie Rosati Media Award 2012.