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Known by many as the go-to-girl for all news, Andrea Brown is a writer, digital media strategist, and entrepreneur with a desire to bring a fresh face to the world of entertainment. In her time as a journalist, she’s interviewed noteworthy names such as Hill Harper, Robert Townsend, J. Cole, Melanie Fiona, Ryan Leslie, Elle Varner, and many more.
Making her home in Houston, Texas, Brown has always had a thirst for knowledge and an insatiable hunger for music. She began her quest in the world of journalism as a freshman in high school, in a media magnet program. Since then, she’s written, reported, and managed social media for organizations like NBC, Post-Newsweek, WEEN (Women In Entertainment Empowerment Network) and KarenCivil.com. In 2011, she was selected to participate in an exclusive program that allowed her to travel to the French Riviera to work as a public relations assistant at the Cannes Film Festival, the largest film festival in the world.
As a 2010 graduate of the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications on the campus of Hampton University, Brown is also a budding entrepreneur; demonstrated in her positions as the editor of TheUptownLounge.com, an urban entertainment blog that she founded in her junior year at Hampton, and as the co-founder of Technolochic.com, a blog featuring content at the intersection of technology, business and lifestyle. The Uptown Lounge has afforded Andrea the opportunity to work as an independent correspondent, covering various concerts and events like the Sprite Step Off, South By Southwest Music Festival and the BET Awards, annually. In the coming months, she will formally launch Gifted Media, a multi-faceted communications firm that will allow her to use her public relations, marketing and branding prowess to help both individuals and businesses develop culture leading brands, and game changing campaigns. With a special passion for the millennial generation, Andrea hopes to empower young people to use their gifts to develop unique, sustainable brands as professionals and entrepreneurs.
In her spare time, Andrea enjoys working with her church’s young adult ministry, mentoring, attending concerts, and spending time with friends and family.