The Flyers announced today that the club has hired Andrea Helfrich as its new In-Arena and Flyers TV Host. Want to learn more about her? We sat down with her to get the scoop.
Give us a 30-second introduction of you and your background and…go!
OK! So number one. I grew up in Richboro, Pennsylvania, and I was a super active child. I grew up dancing on a competition team. I did gymnastics and also tried figure skating because I idolized Michelle Kwan when I was little, but my triple lutzes didn't really make it out of my living room. I went to Council Rock South and then went to college at West Chester University to study broadcast journalism. When I got to college I actually joined the dance team and also tried out for my first pageant, which was Miss West Chester. I won, and that gave me the little taste - I totally had the bug. I went on to win Miss Philadelphia, and that was kind of the start of my journey.
During college, I landed an internship at Fox29 which eventually evolved into a little bit of on-camera work. I used what I did on-camera at Fox as my very first reel and got a job at Fox40 as a dayside reporter in upstate New York right after graduation.
Wow, that's a lot longer than 30 seconds, huh? Okay, so after Fox40, I moved to Miami, Florida to host a travel show, and then started really getting into the music and entertainment world. I did Epic EDM, a popular YouTube channel, and then started hosting ULTRA, which is the biggest electronic music festival in the world. I've been traveling with ULTRA across 22 countries, interviewing huge DJ's and hosting behind-the-scenes and travel segments ever since.