Andrea Vogt 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, covering 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. 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 Italy. Between 2013 and 2018, she reported on and co-produced more than 60 documentary films on maritime disasters and current affairs, including the Costa Concordia shipwreck, the election of Pope Francis, the collapse of the Morandi Bridge in Genoa 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. She has covered multiple Italian elections and government crises for the BBC, the Telegraph and other major news outlets. She is based in Bologna, Italy.