Andrea Vogt is an independent journalist and documentary maker who reports on politics, crime and current/social affairs in Europe and the U.S. She is a regular contributor at The Daily Telegraph and BBC Radio. Her dispatches have appeared internationally in the print, online and broadcast media, including The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, BBC, The Week, The Independent, Der Spiegel and Seattlepi.com. She has interviewed prominent leaders across a broad spectrum of Italy’s business, politics and lifestyle sectors, including Sicilian winemaker Antonio Rallo of Donnafugata, Diego della Valle of Tod’s and Luca Barilla of the famed pasta dynasty. She also has assisted on high-profile BBC political interviews, including with Five-Star Movement leader Beppe Grillo, the League’s Matteo Salvini and German defence minister Ursula von der Leyen, among others.
She was raised near a small logging town in the Pacific Northwest and earned her first dollar documenting load weights at the local lumber mill the summer she turned 16.
She completed degrees in Political Science and German while studying at the University of Idaho and Universität Regensburg and began full-time newspaper reporter work in 1993, earning regional awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and the AP for her coverage of higher education, politics and crime in the Rocky Mountain West while at the Lewiston Morning Tribune in Idaho and The Spokesman-Review in Washington State. Her reporting on white supremacy extremist groups led to her first non-fiction book, Common Courage, which chronicled the grassroots community battle led by a courageous Catholic priest against the Aryan Nations and other neo-nazi hate groups in the Pacific Northwest.
She went to Europe as an Arthur F. Burns fellow in Germany and Fulbright Scholar in journalism, working as a guest at the Munchner Merkur in Bavaria and Der Spiegel in Hamburg, writing about social parity initiatives (German) in the Schröder government and smuggling along the Polish-German border.
From 2007-2015 she reported on the Meredith Kercher slaying in Perugia, Italy, covering the Amanda Knox murder trial, appeal and high court rulings from the courtroom.
In 2010-2011 she researched and presented a 15-episode crime series that aired on Italian national television station, La7, interviewing Pino "the frog" Pelosi, among others. In 2011, she co-authored Uomini Che Uccidono Le Donne, a collection of True Crime stories from Italy and Europe published in hardback by Rizzoli. In 2012, the 8-part television documentary series “Crime:Crossing the Line” featuring her reporting on controversial murder cases in Hong Kong, Paris, Poland and elsewhere in Europe and the U.S. aired internationally on AETN’s Crime and Investigation Networks.
In 2012 she documented the fatal earthquake in northern Italy for The Guardian and in 2014 covered the devastating quakes that destroyed the village of Amatrice.
In 2014 she co-founded Millstream Films & Media, a UK-based independent film production company with editorial offices in Bologna and Genoa, Italy. Between 2013 and 2021 she reported on and produced more than 85 documentary films on maritime disasters and current affairs, including the explosion in Beirut port, collapse of the Morandi Bridge, the Costa Concordia shipwreck, the election of Pope Francis, and trafficking of arms, weapons, drugs and waste in the Mediterranean. She has reported on the ongoing migrant crisis for years, contributing to award-winning BBC reportage on the issue in 2016 and covered multiple Italian elections and government crises for the BBC, the Telegraph and other major news outlets. She has authored, produced and directed a number of feature-length documentary films with global distribution, including The Monsters of Florence (Crime and Investigation Network, La7) and The Amanda Knox Saga (BBC3). She is based in Bologna, Italy.