From the playing fields of the sports world to the red carpets of Hollywood,THEA ANDREWS has established herself as a veteran television journalist who is as comfortable reporting breaking news live on the scene as she is hosting reality talent competitions. Her diverse experience ranges from co-hosting a live daily morning show for ESPN and reporting for ABC Sports to covering the world of entertainment as a correspondent for Entertainment Tonight and the host of Entertainment Tonight Weekend.
Before joining Entertainment Tonight in 2006, Thea was known for her work on ESPN, where she served first as a national correspondent and later as a co-host for their New York-based morning news show, Cold Pizza. She then moved to Los Angeles to become a co-host with Mario Lopez for ESPN Hollywood. While with ESPN, Thea also co-hosted the Triple Crown morning shows for three years and contributed to ABC Sport’s live coverage of other big events. In addition she co-hosted numerous specials for the network, such as The ESPY Red Carpet Show, The Indy 500 Parade, Michael Jordan’s Celebrity Golf Invitational, and others. In January of 2010, Thea became the co-host 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Red Carpet Show for TNT.
In 2011, Thea was chosen to host CMT’s Next Superstar, a reality talent competition created and produced by Nigel Lythgoe, the Executive Producer of American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance. She also returned to Canadian television as the host of Top Chef Canada, the Canadian version of the Emmy Award-winning reality competition program. Thea began her television career in Canada as a writer and producer for shows at Life Network, Global Television and City TV. After establishing herself as an experienced producer for lifestyle and entertainment programming, she moved from behind the camera to in front of it, becoming known as the host of the popular Canadian game show Cooking for Love and going on to host shows like Guys TV With Thea Andrews on TSN, Animal Parade on Animal Planet and co-host e-Talk Daily on CTV, Canada’s top-rated prime time entertainment show.
In addition to her broadcasting career, Thea has had fun moonlighting in television shows and feature films such as Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle. She had a recurring role as reporter Samantha Lovett on the critically acclaimed ESPN original drama series Playmakers. She has also appeared as herself on HBO’s TrueBlood, Torchwood, The Young and the Restless, and performed in the theatrical presentation of The Vagina Monologues in Toronto.
Thea lives in Los Angeles, California, with her husband Jay Wolf and their two sons, Jack and Tuck.