Andrea Vogt is an independent journalist and documentary maker who reports on crime, politics and social affairs in Europe and the U.S. Her dispatches have appeared internationally in print, online, radio and broadcast media, including The BBC, The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian,The Week, The Independent, CNN, Der Spiegel TV, Seattlepi.com and The Seattle Times. She is also Founding Partner and Head of Production at Millstream Films, a UK production company with editorial offices in Italy. She recently authored and co-produced documentaries for Discovery Channel, Modern Times Group (Viasat) and Der Spiegel TV. She directed “Is Amanda Knox Guilty?” a documentary on the Meredith Kercher murder case, that aired in 2014 on BBC3 and ABC (Australia).
She is fluent and published in English, German and Italian.
Raised near a small logging town in the Pacific Northwest, she 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. She covered 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. She exposed the life on the lam of fugitive Koyote Karlos in an investigative story that helped lead to the accused fraudster’s arrest 10 years later by federal authorities. (Read original report here, as well as this story a decade later describing how the feds finally caught him). Her reporting on white supremacy extremist groups led to her first non-fiction book, Common Courage, which chronicled the story of the grassroots community battle led by a courageous Catholic priest against the Aryan Nations and other neo-nazi hate groups in the Pacific Northwest.
As a Fulbright Scholar in journalism and Arthur F. Burns fellow, she worked as a guest at the Munchner Merkur and Der Spiegel in Hamburg, writing about social parity initiatives (German) in the Schröder government and smuggling along the Polish-German border. A full time freelancer since 2001, her analysis has appeared in various print, broadcast and new media. For more detail see the full client list.
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.
From 2007-2015 she reported on the Meredith Kercher slaying in Perugia, Italy and covered the Amanda Knox murder trial, appeal and high court rulings from the courtroom for a variety of media organizations.
In 2010 she researched and presented a five-part crime series that aired on Italian national television station, La7. A second season of 10 cases aired in 2011. 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 co-produced the documentary Emilia: Cronaca di un Terramoto, about the devastating earthquakes to hit northern Italy for DMAX Italia. She also reported from the quake epicenter for The Guardian and went on to cover the devastating central Italy quakes in 2016 that destroyed the village of Amatrice. In 2013 and 2014, she co-produced and wrote several documentary series, including “Costa Concordia: The Whole Story,” which aired throughout Europe on The Discovery Channel (also see this story in the Sunday Telegraph). “The Great Conclave,” about the papal election for Der Spiegel TV and “The Great Underground War” about WWI.
Her 2015 projects include ongoing reporting of the migrant crisis from Sicily, season two of “Salvage Masters,” a program about ship salvage and maritime disasters, an updated documentary on the Meredith Kercher murder and Amanda Knox trials, as well historical series on the Vikings and Rome’s Colosseum.
In 2016, she continued reporting on the migrant crisis, contributing to award-winning BBC reportage on the issue, and also covered the key Italy referendum and government crisis in December 2016, contributing reporting to The Daily Telegraph and for the BBC. A third season of Millstream Films and Media’s popular “Salvage Masters” ship salvage program was made for Discovery in 2016, as well as a new series about the hunt for relic wines. She also co-wrote and co-produced Millstream Films and Media’s groundbreaking four-part investigative documentary series “Lethal Cargo” about the illegal trafficking of humans, drugs, toxic waste and weapons in the Mediterranean. It airs in 2016 and 2017 on Der Spiegel Wissen and is being distributed by Autentic.