About

Andrea Rene is a freelance on-camera host, producer and writer. You can watch and listen to her video game commentary every week on the podcast What’s Good Games. She also is a co-host on the daily video game news show Kinda Funny Games Daily.

She was recently seen at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2017 producing and hosting the “Raise Your Game” Facebook Live stage. She was also a guest contributor for YouTube’s Live at E3, IGN, and Gamespot.

Previously she was the face of GameStop TV inside U.S. retail locations along with being the copywriter for original, scripted content. She also hosted weekly esports coverage on Yahoo Esports and wrote, produced, and hosted a weekly series on Playboy’s Gamer Next Door. 

Formerly, Andrea was a Senior Producer and On-Air Talent for Defy Media where she hosted the daily video game news show GT News for GameTrailers. In addition, Andrea previously oversaw production and programming for Escapist News and Smosh Games, created new gaming shows for Machinima and oversaw their slate of programming as the Programming Manager.

She co-hosted GameFly’s Game Center, was a recurring guest on “Weekend Confirmed,” and wrote and hosted daily news for Clevver Games.

Andrea has covered dozens of video game and tech conventions including GDC, PAX, E3, CES, and Comic-Con in addition to testing video games and competing in gaming competitions.

She’s been featured on VICE, Spike TV, IGN, ABC, DC All Access, Logitech GTV,  Gamespot, GameTrailers TV, and more.

An avid entertainment news enthusiast, Andrea has reported from numerous red carpet premieres and interviewed celebrities such as the cast of Game of Thrones, Adam West, Jerry Seinfeld, Tony Hawk, Anthony Hopkins, the cast of The Walking Dead, and more. Plus, she has worked on a travel show, a talk show, and even a dating game show!

Andrea was born and raised in Fargo, ND and moved to Minneapolis and graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Minnesota. (B.A. in Broadcast Journalism) Her honors thesis took a detailed look at the images of women in hip-hop music and how they affect young women’s perspectives on sexuality.

She eventually moved to California to continue her career in hosting, writing, and producing.

15 thoughts on “About”

  1. I would totally be interested in reading your thesis! I work with youth and maybe that would give me some good insight. šŸ™‚

    1. Thanks for your interest! Perhaps I will put it online some day. It is hard to want to do because people are so critical, and I was still young when I wrote it. There are a lot of things I would do differently, and change about my position now that the media industry has changed so dramatically because of internet video.

  2. Forgive me for my morbid curiousity, but…are you a natural red head?

    Maybe it’s just me, but It seems like “red hair and glasses” is the go-to look for women in the video game news industry. And it may just be my affinity for women with red hair and glasses…heh heh. Granted, you don’t wear glasses *all* of the time, but I have to admit…it’s good combination. :^)

  3. Hi Andrea,
    as an aspiring female journalist, I am getting a sense how hard it is to make it into the industry. Do you have any tips or advice as I am trying to land an internship (paid/non-paid).

    Thank you

  4. Love the site and the YouTube channel. Always great to see that there are hot girls who are just as into tech and gaming as us guys. Sometimes even more so. I too join the myriad of followers who would love to read your thesis. Please share.

  5. So let’s set the record straight, how DO you say miss Rene’s name? Is it AndreAH, AndreUH, AndreYAA like how do you say her name?

    Lol I enjoy your commentary and hosting through GSTV and otherwise. Glad to see you becoming more and more successful. Keep it up!

    1. Thank you for the kind words! As you’ll hear in my videos, I say my name Anne-dree-a. Or like you spelled out, AndreYAA. šŸ˜‰

  6. Hi Andrea. It’s nice to meet you. I just wanted to ask if you have like a favorite console like Xbox or PlayStation and is there certain types of games you really like to play?

    1. I have both an Xbox One and a Playstation 4! (I also have a PC, Wii U, PS Vita, and a Nintendo 3DS.) If you work in games, you better play a little bit of everything right? I really enjoy action RPGs like Mass Effect. I love FPS like Destiny and Borderlands. I have a lot of fun with 3rd person games like Gears of War, and I also enjoy action MOBAs like Paragon. There are tons of games I love to play but these are just a few šŸ™‚

I want to hear your thoughts!