'Dateline's' Andrea Canning To Host Wonder Women Event

Andrea Canning, the correspondent for NBC's Dateline and contributor to all NBC News platforms, including TODAY and NBC Nightly News, has been named as a host of the March 19 Wonder Women luncheon at the Hilton New York, the publishers of Multichannel News announced today.

The event honors the 2015 class of Wonder Women, whose photos and biographies are now on the relaunched mcnwonderwomen.com site and whose profiles will appear in the Jan. 26 edition of the magazine. In addition to the 13 women in cable, telecommunications and related businesses honored as Wonder Women, the magazine and event salutes 12 Women To Watch. As always, the luncheon event is co-sponsored by the New York chapter of Women in Cable Telecommunications.

Check back with mcnwonderwomen.com for news as more hosts are named and for other information about the event.

Here is more about Andrea Canning:


Correspondent, NBC’s Dateline

Andrea Canning is a correspondent for NBC’s Dateline and has been since October 2012. She contributes to all NBC News platforms, including TODAY and NBC Nightly News. Canning reports on major crime stories and national trials.

Prior to joining NBC News, Canning served as an ABC News correspondent since 2004, where she covered the White House, Congress, the Supreme Court and the Iraq War for ABC’s affiliate news service, NewsOne. Canning covered a wide array of stories ranging from the devastation of Hurricane Katrina and the Casey Anthony case, to her 2011 headline-making interview with actor Charlie Sheen. 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. She also served as fill-in news reader for Good Morning America and fill-in anchor for the program’s weekend edition.

Canning previously worked for WCPO-TV, the ABC affiliate in Cincinnati, Ohio, as anchor of their evening newscast. From 1999 to 2001, Canning covered countless stories for WPTV, the NBC affiliate in West Palm Beach, Florida, including the anthrax scare at the National Enquirer buildings, the path of the 9/11 terrorists, the international custody battle of Elian Gonzalez and the 2000 Presidential Election. Canning served as a reporter and evening news anchor for CKVR Television in Barrie, Ontario from 1997 to 1999. She was also the morning anchor for WXVT-CBS in Greenville, Mississippi. Prior to CKVR, from 1996 to 1997, Canning was an assignment editor and field producer for the television program Extra.

Canning graduated from the University of Western Ontario in London with a degree in psychology. In addition, she studied radio and television arts at Ryerson Polytechnic University in Toronto. She is married to Major Tony Bancroft, a former F-18 fighter pilot with the U.S. Marine Corps. They have four young daughters, and are expecting a fifth daughter in May 2015. Canning is on Twitter @CanningAndrea.

Kent Gibbons

Kent has been a journalist, writer and editor at Multichannel News since 1994 and with Broadcasting+Cable since 2010. He is a good point of contact for anything editorial at the publications and for Nexttv.com. Before joining Multichannel News he had been a newspaper reporter with publications including The Washington Times, The Poughkeepsie (N.Y.) Journal and North County News.