Andrea Vreede is a Dutch freelance journalist based in Rome, Italy. From 2002 till 2012 she worked as a fulltime correspondent for NOS News (Dutch public radio and television), covering everything from politics, economics, culture, organized crime to earthquakes and, above all, the Vatican. She specializes in live radio and television coverage of news events, such as the Conclaves of 2005 and 2013 and other major Italian and Vatican events. Currently she writes for several Dutch magazines. She also works for VRT (Belgian public radio and television) and, on occasion, as a Vatican expert for NOS.