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Andria Lea is an American television host, entertainment reporter, multimedia journalist, producer, and travel blogger. Originally from Kansas City, Andria has lived all over the United States, as well as in the beautiful Bavarian region of Germany. She graduated from Missouri State University with a BS in Biology (Chemistry Minor), and also obtained an Associate Degree of Nursing with Honors in North Carolina.
Andria got her start in the public eye as a part-time swimwear model and 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," in which she shares her world travels and extreme adventures with viewers. Andria writes, hosts, edits, and produces all episodes. 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 in Hawaii, Andria had recurring guest host appearances on "Hawaii's Reel Stories" (OC16TV), a series that spotlighted local talent in the film and television industry. On "Barskool: Hawaii" (2011), she introduced viewers to the most unique and popular cocktails the Hawaiian 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). Other duties included 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. Andria attended and covered over 70 events, and was one of only five FOX affiliate reps chosen nationwide to cover the "24: Live Another Day" red carpet premiere in NYC. During the year, she appeared in more than 100 on-air FOX43 promos, in addition to several national FOX promos.
Andria's in-studio and red carpet 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.
While living in Germany, she created two new travel adventure YouTube series called "Passports, Pretzels, & Palaces" and "All Roads Lead To Adventure." Andria takes viewers throughout Europe and beyond to share her experiences and provide travel tips, resources, insight, and a fresh perspective on your favorite vacation destinations.
After moving back to the US from Europe in 2016, Andria began to pursue a completely different passion- becoming a paragliding pilot! Nicknamed the "Flying Puma," she has since flown all over the US and taken part in several competitions. Hard work and consistency paid off, and Andria is now an USHPA certified tandem instructor pilot with Chicago Paragliding. She's also an official Triple Seven Paragliders Team Pilot (pilot bio). To follow her flying adventures click here.
Andria is a Registered Nurse with many years of ICU bedside experience. She was CCRN certified, and has practiced in North Carolina, Missouri, Hawaii, Virginia, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, and Illinois.
A self proclaimed thrill seeker, adventurer, and extreme sports junkie, Andria loves doing anything that gets her adrenaline pumping! She's a competitive and tandem paragliding pilot and also enjoys snowboarding, scuba diving, standup paddle boarding, and surfing. Swimming with sharks, skydiving, and flying a jet pack are just a few more of the things she can cross off her bucket list.
Visited 20 countries and counting!
With a lifelong passion for animals, Andria has personally rescued and found homes for over 70 strays in the last 15 years. She advocates for prevention of animal abuse, protection of endangered species, discourages the use of fur/leather for fashion, and educates others on the importance of adopting from shelters and spaying/neutering.