Andrea Rene is a freelance host, producer and writer of video content. She was recently seen as the face of GameStop TV inside U.S. retail locations along with being the copywriter for original, scripted content.
Previously she hosted weekly esports coverage on Yahoo Esports and wrote, produced, and hosted a weekly series on Playboy’s Gamer Next Door. Andrea was recently seen on stage working with Turtle Beach at the GameStop Manager’s Show, and worked with IGN and GameSpot at E3 2016.
Previously, 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 Spike TV, IGN, ABC, DC All Access, Logitech GTV, Gamespot, GameTrailers TV, Smosh Games, Kinda Funny Games, 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 Los Angeles to continue her career in hosting, writing, and producing, but currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.