An experienced newscaster and broadcast journalist, Andrea has reported from around the world. She was the first British journalist into Mazar-i-Shariff in Afghanistan after the city fell to the Northern Alliance and was among the first British television journalists to visit Guantanamo Bay. Andrea has worked for some of the world’s best known broadcasters primarily ITN, BBC, Bloomberg and NBC.
Andrea presents regularly on BBC Radio 4 across a broad range of programmes including The Media Show, Last Word, You & Yours, Women’s Hour, and Saturday Live with Rev. Richard Coles. In the second half of 2021, her special documentary made for the station, ‘This Union: The Sea Between Us’, will explore British identity and the relationship between mainland Britain and her birthplace of Northern Ireland.
As a main news anchor for Bloomberg Television until 2012, Andrea presented a weekday business program, Last Word with Andrea Catherwood, which focused on breaking news and the effect on the business market. Prior to this Andrea was a newscaster for ITV1 for nine years, anchoring programmes from both Washington and Iraq, and presented ITV1’s flagship political programme The Sunday Edition.
Andrea regularly hosts high profile corporate events in the UK and worldwide. She has moderated and chaired dozens of prestigious conferences, debates and award ceremonies.
Born and raised in Northern Ireland, Andrea now lives in London.