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Andria Lea is an American television host, entertainment reporter, multimedia journalist, producer, and travel blogger. Originally from Kansas City, she's lived all over the United States, as well as in the beautiful Bavarian region of Germany.
Andria has appeared in over 35 national and international magazines. Some notable features include MAXIM (US and Mexico editions), Transworld Surf, STAR, Supermodels Unlimited, MAX Sports & Fitness, and Gladys Magazine. In 2007 and 2008, she worked on location in Spain and Mexico with ExtraTV 42, Televisa, Mapache, TV Azteca, Prensa Television, and Bennett Productions during her experiences as a competitor at Ujena Bikini Jams and the Miss Freestyle Fitness Competition.
Modeling led Andria to the television industry, and ignited a passion within her that remains today. In 2007, she created a YouTube series called "Escapades with Andria Lea," which shared her world travels and extreme adventures. The following year, she started a media and video production company called Monteleone MediaWorks, LLC.
From 2007-2009, Andria Lea worked as a nightlife/entertainment reporter and co-host on "Kansas City After Hours," a late night entertainment talk show airing on KCTV5, the local CBS affiliate. She hosted and emceed the first ever Kansas City Fashion Week in 2009. While living on Oahu, Andria had recurring guest host appearances on "Hawaii's Reel Stories" (OC16TV), a series that spotlighted the local film and television industry in Hawaii. On "Barskool: Hawaii" (2011), she introduced viewers to the most unique and popular cocktails the islands have to offer.
From 2013-2014, Andria Lea was the "Face of FOX43" for the FOX affiliate in Norfolk, Virginia. During this time, she represented the station throughout the community and on-air as their dedicated entertainment reporter. Andria wrote and hosted a weekly segment that aired in the evening newscast, as well as produced video packages for web, news, PSAs, and "The Hampton Roads Show." Her talents also extended to radio with weekly feature segments on HOT 100.5 (Max Media), 103 JAMZ, NOW 105, and Movin 107.7 (Clear Channel Communications). A typical day would be spent interviewing celebrities, managing social media, blogging, helping create and execute station promotions, emceeing events, and making public appearances throughout the seven-city region of Hampton Roads. During her year as the "Face of FOX," Andria attended and covered over 70 events. She was also one of only five FOX affiliate reps chosen nationwide to cover the "24: Live Another Day" red carpet premiere in NYC, interviewing the cast and crew alongside the biggest media outlets in entertainment news. Andria appeared in more than 100 on-air FOX43 promos, and several national FOX promos.
Some of Andria's celebrity interviews include Kevin Bacon, Wendy Williams, Kiefer Sutherland, Terry Crews, Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy, Ramon Rodriguez, RZA, Phillip Phillips, Lonestar, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Benjamin Bratt, the entire cast and crew of "24: Live Another Day," the American Idol Season XIII Top 10 finalists, and many more.
Next stop... Germany! While living abroad, she created two new video series. In "Passports, Pretzels, & Palaces" and "All Roads Lead To Adventure," Andria takes viewers throughout Europe and beyond to share experiences, travel tips, resources, and a fresh perspective on your favorite destinations and adventures.
In 2016, Andria pursued a completely different passion- becoming a paragliding pilot! Nicknamed the "Flying Puma," she has since flown and competed all over the US.
Andria is an USHPA certified tandem instructor pilot and has flown tandems with Chicago Paragliding since 2018. She is also the owner/lead pilot at Saint Louis Paragliding.
Andria has been an official Triple Seven Paragliders' Team Pilot since 2019 (pilot bio).
To follow her flying adventures click here.
Andria is a Registered Nurse with many years of ICU bedside experience all over the US.
She's also a certified scuba diver who enjoys snowboarding, standup paddle boarding, and surfing. Swimming with sharks, skydiving, and flying a jet pack are just a few more things she's crossed off the bucket list.
Visited 20 countries and counting!
With a lifelong passion for animals, Andria has personally rescued and found homes for over 75 stray cats & dogs. She advocates for prevention of animal abuse, protection of endangered species, the importance of adopting from shelters, spaying/neutering, and discourages the use of fur/leather for fashion.