Andrea Canning

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Andrea Canning
Born Andrea Mead Canning[1]
(1972-12-10) December 10, 1972 (age 45)
Collingwood, Ontario, Canada
Education University of Western Ontario[2]
Ryerson Polytechnic University (Radio and Television Arts)
Occupation Broadcast journalist
Years active 1996–present
Notable credit(s) New York-based correspondent for Dateline NBC
Tony Bancroft (m. 2008)
Children 5
Website Dateline NBC - Andrea Canning

Andrea Mead Canning (born December 10, 1972) is a Canadian-American journalist. She is currently working for NBC News. She was named a "Dateline NBC" correspondent in October 2012 and also contributes to other NBC News platforms such as "Today," "NBC Nightly News" and MSNBC.[4]

She also is a fill-in anchor and news anchor on Today and Weekend Today.

Early life and education[edit]

Canning was born in Blue Mountain, Ontario and grew up in Collingwood, Ontario.[5] Canning graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a degree in psychology in 1994.[2] She also studied radio and television arts at Ryerson Polytechnic University.[5]


Early career[edit]

Her earlier assignments included work for WCPO-TV in Cincinnati as a reporter and co-anchor of the evening newscast. From 1999 to 2001 Canning worked for WPTV-TV in West Palm Beach, Florida and from 1997 to 1999 was a reporter and anchor for CKVR-TV in Barrie, Ontario.[6] She was also the morning anchor for WXVT-CBS in Greenville, Mississippi. Prior to CKVR, from 1996 to 1997, Canning was an assignment editor for the tabloid TV show "Extra." While living in Los Angeles she was also an intern for Baywatch and shared a house with future media personality and host Ryan Seacrest.[7]

ABC News[edit]

She was a correspondent for ABC News from 2004 until April 2012, where she covered the White House, Congress, the Supreme Court and the Iraq War for ABC's affiliate NewsOne. While at ABC News, Canning covered a wide array of stories ranging from crime stories and notable trials to the devastation of Hurricane Katrina and the Casey Anthony case. Her public profile was elevated considerably after she interviewed actor Charlie Sheen for 20/20 on February 28, 2011.[8][9] The interview was subsequently used as the basis for a viral video that received more than 10 million views during its first 9 days on YouTube.[10]

During her time at ABC News, Canning contributed to "Good Morning America," "Nightline," "World News With Diane Sawyer" and "20/20," while regularly anchoring the early morning broadcasts, "World News Now" and "America This Morning." Canning also served as an alternate news reader for "Good Morning America".

NBC News[edit]

Canning joined NBC News in October 2012, as a correspondent for Dateline while contributing to other NBC News platforms.[11]

Personal life[edit]

Canning is married to LtCol Tony Bancroft, USMCR, an F/A-18 instructor pilot.[3] They have five daughters, Anna, Charlotte (Charlie), Christina (Kiki), Georgia and Elle. She is a member of Alpha Gamma Delta and was presented with their Talent of Leadership award in 2015[12] and their Distinguished Citizens Award in 2018.[13]


  1. ^ Andrea Canning [@CanningAndrea] (17 May 2013). "@middlenamegame mead" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  2. ^ a b Kingston, Anne (May 10, 2011). "What Andrea Canning wants…". Retrieved 29 December 2012.
  3. ^ a b CATTO, Susan (June 26, 2008). "Andrea Canning and Tony Bancroft". The New York Times.
  4. ^ Weprin, Alex (October 3, 2012). "It's Official: Andrea Canning Joins NBC's 'Dateline' As Correspondent". Retrieved 29 December 2012.
  5. ^ a b News, A. B. C. (2011-06-20). "Andrea Canning Biography". ABC News. Retrieved 2018-02-02.
  6. ^ ABC News Correspondent Profile Archived July 7, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. ABC Medianet
  7. ^ Anne Kingston (10 May 2011), What Andrea Canning wants… Maclean's
  8. ^ Sharon Weatherall, Canning rides Sheen wave Barrie Examiner 9 March 2011
  9. ^ RYAN, Andrew (March 4, 2011). "Andrea Canning: 'I felt I was on the hot seat, too'". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 27 December 2012.
  10. ^ Songify This: Winning – a Song by Charlie Sheen on YouTube Accessed: 16 March 2011
  11. ^ NBC News. Retrieved 12 November 2014.
  12. ^ "Talent of Leadership Recipients 2015" (PDF).
  13. ^ Delta, Alpha Gamma (2018-05-29), 2018 Convention Distinguished Citizen: Andrea Canning, retrieved 2018-07-20