Andrea Koppel, a woman known for empowering students with career advice, insights, and inspiration to turn their degrees into careers that they will cherish. Andrea is a well acknowledged communications strategist and a former television journalist.
Koppel has worked at the divergence of public affairs, advocacy, and journalism for over 30 years.
Andrea Koppel Bio: Age, Early Life, Parents, Siblings
She was born on the 27th of November, 1963, in Manhattan, New York City, USA, to a celebrity family of a Jewish television journalist father, Ted Koppel, and an attorney and spokesperson Catholic mother, Grace Anne Dorney Koppel. Andrea also had a brother, Andrew Koppel, who unfortunately died in 2010, after a claimed day long drinking binge.
Andrea Koppel Education Details
Koppel attended the Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart in Bethesda, Maryland, and conferred a bachelor’s degree in political science. With a focus on studying the Chinese language. In 1982, Koppel went to the Middlebury College, in Middlebury, Vermont, and graduated with an Asian studies degree in 1985. Her prime focus on Mandarin Chinese set the ground for her fluency in the language.
Andrea Koppel Career Details
Koppel actually wanted to be a veterinarian, but it just was not meant to be. In the March of 1986, Andrea had quit her first real job, as a translator, and decided that she wanted to try to make it as a reporter. During the beginning of her professional life, Koppel spent about twenty years as a broadcast journalist out of which fourteen were spent at CNN.
Koppel worked at WPLG-TV in Miami before she joined CNN in the October of 1993 as an on air congressional correspondent, and in 1995 became the network’s Beijing Bureau Chief, where she had the chance to travel to more than half of China’s provinces and autonomous regions and report on numerous significant events that happened in China. During her tenure at the network, she scored various exclusive interviews with world leaders and managed to cover politics, financial matters, and human interest stories, just as well as reported from all across Asia till the August of 2007 when she moved to the Capitol Hill to cover the U.S. House and Senate.
In the February of 2008, Koppel joined M+R Strategic Services, a Washington, DC-based, fundraising and social marketing, public relations firm. Koppel worked as the Senior Vice President of the firm’s Communications Division, and led a 10-person communications team, till the January of 2010.
As of 2010 Koppel was a director of the Henry L. Stimson Center and became the Director of International Communications at the American National Red Cross, a humanitarian organization till April 2011.
From the June of 2011 to the June of 2017, Andrea served as the Vice President of Global Engagement and Policy at Mercy Corps. She leads policies, approaches, and advocacy strategies while drawing the public on issues that affected Mercy Corps’ programs and recipients.
Eventually, in the June of 2017, Andrea quit her job at Mercy Corps and decided that she wanted to become a stay-at-home mom.
It was in 2018 when she came across a way to help youngsters democratize the entry into the global job marketplace. So, in the February of 2018, Andrea Koppel became the CEO and Chief Java Junkie at Time4Coffee LLC. Time4Coffee is a social enterprise, an eccentric virtual library of carefully curated career conversations with a mission to help young people level the playing field and transform their degrees into careers that they love. Andrea is also the host of the Time4Coffee podcast which highlights interviews with numerous professionals and experts, from the entry level to the executives, giving audience members the opportunity to have virtual “networking coffees” and get firsthand career guidance from the professionals who are actually doing those jobs, all day long, just by pressing play.
Andrea Koppel Awards And Nominations
Throughout her career, Koppel has received some of the journalism’s highest honors and awards for her work, including a first place Women in Radio and Television Award, an Emmy Award, an Associated Press Radio Award, a Gracie, a Peabody Award, and a DuPont, just to name a few.
Andrea Koppel Dating History And Marriage Details
Andrea Koppel got married to an intelligence and Middle East analyst, Kenneth Pollack, on the 8th of November, 2011. Andrea and Kenneth have built a happy home together with their only son.