About The Show Creator

Andrea Allen is a four-time Emmy Award-winning television anchor in Indianapolis, Indiana at the NBC affiliate WTHR-TV 13. She also has the distinct honor of being awarded one of the profession’s most prestigious national awards, Edward R. Murrow, for her 2008 one-on-one interview with Mama Sarah Obama, President Barack Obama’s step-grandmother in her home in Kogelo, Kenya.

As a versatile journalist, she’s covered an array of breaking news stories and has field-anchored major events. She counts among her most notable accomplishments, interviewing President Barack Obama on several occasions, along with First Lady Michelle Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. Allen has also appeared on the Chris Matthews Show on MSNBC with former CBS News Anchor Dan Rather discussing the 2008 presidential campaign.

She has traveled extensively to cover worldwide and national events including the 2010 NFL Super Bowl in Miami; 2009 Presidential Inauguration in Washington, D.C.; 2007 NFL Super Bowl in Miami; 2002 NCAA Final Four and Championship Game in Atlanta, Georgia; 2002 NBA Championship in Los Angeles, California; 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah; and the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia.

She’s a native of Anderson, Indiana and attended Howard University where she received a degree in Broadcast Journalism and her Doctor of Jurisprudence from Indiana University School of Law – Bloomington.  Allen has worked in radio and television broadcasting in Worcester, Massachusetts, Boston, Philadelphia, Grand Rapids and Washington, D.C.

Allen also lends her distinctive voice for documentary narratives and entertainment programming and is a fill-in host for a radio talk-show on Radio One. Allen is the official voice for the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) Indiana. Her commercial spots are heard during Indianapolis Colts home games at Lucas Oil Stadium throughout the NFL season. She’s an accomplished public speaker and is one of the most sought after emcees for local events in the Central Indiana area.