Andrea Booth is a journalist at SBS World News where she reports and breaks national and international news. She has covered everything from the worldwide refugee crisis and the 2016 US presidential election to the long unsolved murders of three Indigenous children in NSW.
She has also freelanced for publications such as the Los Angeles Times, were she was assigned as special correspondent on the 2014 Sydney Siege.
Between 2009 and 2013, Andrea was based in Indonesia where she contributed to the prestigious UK-based Guardian Weekly, worldwide humanitarian news service AlertNet of the Thomson Reuters Foundation, and the humanitarian news agency of the United Nations, IRIN.
She also produced documentaries for CIFOR TV and articles for the multilingual Forests News publication of the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), as well as edited and reported for Indonesia’s leading English-language media outlet, The Jakarta Post, and current affairs weekly Tempo.
In Indonesia she covered news such as the 2009 Ritz Carlton-Marriott hotel bombings in Jakarta, the volcanic eruption of Mount Merapi in Java province, and virginity testing of female Indonesian Police recruits.
She has reported on many other issues around the world including the food security crisis in sub-Saharan Africa, poverty in rural China, rights abuses of forest communities in Guatemala, and sex trafficking through Nepal to India.
Andrea has a Master of Arts in Journalism from the University of Technology, Sydney, and a Bachelor of Arts majoring in English and Media from the University of New South Wales.