Andrea Rene Biography
Andrea Rene is a TV and online personality and freelance producer. She has worked with GameStop, GameTrailers, and Xbox. She produces The Bonus Round with Geoff Keighley for GameTrailers and oversaw production and programming for Escapist News and Smosh Games. She was born and raised in Fargo, North Dakota and moved to Minneapolis and graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Minnesota in 2005. B.A. in Broadcast Journalism. She was born on 1st August 1983 in Fargo, North Dakota.
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 entertainment journalism and TV hosting.
Andrea Rene Age
Rene was born on August 1st, 1983 ( she is 35 years as of 2018 )
Andrea Rene Husband
Rene is married to John Drake, Andrea has managed to keep her life secret away from the mainstream media.
Andrea Rene Education
Rene attended the University of Minnesota where she got a Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcast Journalism.
Andrea Rene Career
Andrea was a TV and online host as well as producer who has worked with GameStop, GameTrailers and Xbox. She produces The Bonus Round with Geoff Keighley for GameTrailers and oversaw production and programming for Escapist News and Smosh Games.
She previously hosted the daily video game news show GT News and has worked conventions such as CES, Comic-Con, PAX, E3, and more. She developed new gaming content for Machinima and wrote and hosted daily news for Clevver Games.
In her early years, she worked as a reporter and covered many movie and television premieres. She got the chance to interview celebs like Jerry Seinfeld, Anthony Hopkins, and Tony Hawk. She hosted Race Across America in addition to being the Executive Producer and Development Head of the production company she co-founded, The Lone Blazers. Some of her other hosting gigs include working on talk shows, dating game shows as well as travel shows.
The world of online gaming, Rene has quite the impressive resume and has worked on shows such as What’s Good Games, Kinda Funny Games Daily, Gamestop TV, Yahoo Esports, Playboy’s Gamer Next Door, Game Trailers and Gamefly’s Game Center.She has also worked as a programmer and producer for Smosh Games, Escapist News and as a Program Manager for Machinima.
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Andrea Rene Networth
Andrea estimated net worth is 10 million dollars her salary, income, cars, lifestyle may be included so as to know the exact for wealth.
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Andrea Rene Interview
Michelle Tompkins: So, are you in the Bay Area now?
Andrea Rene: I am.
MT: Now you’re incredibly likable. I think you really like talking to people.
AR: Oh [laughter] why thanks. Yeah, it’s a fun pastime [laughter].
MT: And I was watching your videos. I like your cartoon post. X-Men was one of my favorites, too. But I think Smurfs and Jem and the Holograms actually were a little higher up for me.
AR: Yeah, I was a big Jem fan as well. It’s hard to really pick a favorite but sometimes you got to just for the sake of a content.
MT: And The Husbandos bit was really funny.
AR: Yeah, I can’t take credit for that. That’s all Alexa Ray [laughter].
Andrea talks about her early life
MT: Now, what did you love about growing up in North Dakota?
AR: What I really loved about growing up in North Dakota was it felt like a tight-knit community because most of the cities are so small and the overall population of the state is so small, so you really got to know your neighbors, got to know your friends, and it really just felt like a safe, warm, welcoming place to grow up and really to be a part of a family.
MT: Now, do you get back there often?
AR: Sadly, I don’t get back there as often as I would like. Only a few times a year at most. My schedule keeps me pretty busy and unfortunately, it’s not the most convenient place to fly in and out of.
MT: That’s too bad. I’m sure that your family and friends will miss you.
AR: Thank you. But I tell them, “I live in California. Come to the sun. Get out of the cold. Come visit me [laughter].”
MT: Now, what’s your favorite thing about being in California? I’m from California, too, by the way.
AR: Oh, great. I’ve lived in California for over ten years now and I love that there’s just so much to do in this state. But for what I do for a career there’s just so many opportunities here. I think that’s really what drove me to California in the first place was my desire to work in the entertainment news industry and to work red carpet and interview celebrities. And I really just love how California has a mix of that hustle and bustle that is really essential to the entertainment and Hollywood business. But also it allows you to really get in touch with nature rustically through the many state forests and reservoirs and beaches. It’s just such a great state.
MT: What do you like about the Bay Area?
AR: You know the Bay area is an interesting place. It’s kind of got the hustle of New York but the laid-backness of the west coast. It kind of blends. The culture here is very different than any place I’ve ever lived. It’s really beautiful. I mean I’m a sucker for wine country personally [laughter]. That’s my favorite part of the Bay. But it’s been a great time while we’ve been here and there’s certainly a lot of friends that I have that live up here.
MT: Have you become a San Francisco Giants fan yet?
AR: Never [laughter]. I can’t do it. My husband, of course, is a die-hard Cubs fan, so we’ll be Cubbies from now until the end of time.
Andrea gets into gaming
MT: Now, do you remember what was the first video game you ever played?
AR: Yes. The first video game I ever played was Super Mario Bros on the Nintendo entertainment system, the original console from Nintendo.
MT: And did you just fall in love with it?
AR: I did. So I grew up with a bachelor dad. My parents got divorced when I was pretty young, and so it was a great way for me and my dad to connect. Me and my sister also played quite a few video games together, so whenever we would go to my dad’s house, it was something that we would always do together. So I really have fond memories of playing games with my family growing up, and that’s really what instilled a deep love of gaming for me.
MT: What are your favorite games to play now?
AR: It’s so hard to pick favorites since I have to play so many types of games for my job. But right now, I really love Destiny 2. I really love Assassin’s Creed Origins, and another favorite of mine that I’ve been really enraptured with is Life is Strange: Before the Storm.
MT: And what do you love about gaming?
AR: I love that gaming has two separate sides. One side is the escapist side that really allows you to deep dive into a fantasy world and immerse yourself in a place to help you kind of disconnect from your day-to-day life. But I also love the online multiplayer aspect of games that really helps you become part of a community to make you feel like you can connect with people who live thousands of miles away. You’re chatting with them inside of a video game kind of having that immersive experience together and creating bonds over that community.
MT: Some people would have said that gaming is lonely, but with that community, it doesn’t seem like it has to be.
AR: It definitely does not have to be. It’s all about what kind of experience you’re looking to get out of gaming. Some people like to disconnect and like to be alone when they play games to kind of have that personal time. And other people really love the multiplayer part of it. It’s truly all about the personal preference.
MT: How do you think your gender plays into your success in this industry?
AR: I think that my gender has held me back from a lot of opportunities in this industry, quite frankly. But that’s not something that’s unique to video games. I think that that is a problem for females in every industry all over the world. But I have always focused on doing the work and my experience over the fact that I’m a girl. I certainly don’t think that I’ve gotten any legs up by being a girl because there just are very few opportunities in the video game business for people at large, regardless of gender, let alone specifically positions that are meant to be cast or if there’s a director that wants a female in the role instead. It’s been tough for sure. A lot of times, men in the industry and fans like to question your authenticity because there is this conventional wisdom that women don’t play video games, which is just categorically false.
MT: But what do you think about the portrayal of women in video games?
AR: I think that it has been morphing over the last couple of years and that there are a lot of really unique and exciting things happening with the portrayal of video games. Not just for women, but for different religions, different genders, and different types of races. Just all in all, the collective consciousness about diversity is becoming much more enlightened, which is fantastic to see. Would I like to see more women in roles of prominence? Of course. But I think, for now, I’m glad that we’re at least able to have conversations about it and that there are a lot of amazing female characters being created in video games today.
MT: Please, tell me about What’s Good Games.
AR: What’s Good Games is a project that I started with three of my friends earlier this year because we were all looking for a dedicated place to talk about video games. When we started the project, it was important for us to make sure that we were heavily leaning on our extensive expertise and years of experience over anything else. Because we know that there’s a lot of competition in the space. There’s plenty of other contacts and video game news shows where people can get information and listen to commentary. So we really wanted to make sure that if our audience was going to come to watch our show, they were there because they know that we have over 35 combined years of experience in the video game business and hopefully because they enjoy our perspective.
MT: Please tell me about Gamer Next Store.
AR: Gamer Next Store was a project that I worked on for Playboy Gaming that was their branch into editorial content. I didn’t start working with Gamer Next Store until after Playboy made the decision to no longer do nude content and that they really tried to start to editorialize their brand. That’s when they really started looking at video games to expand their tech and entertainment coverage. And that’s when they reached out to me to say, “Hey. We know that you work in video games. Would you be interested in developing some content for us?” And I said, “Sure. That sounds great,” and that’s where we came up with Gamer Next Door Weekly. GND Weekly, which was the video game news show that I would do once a week for their editorial branch.