Andrea ThompsoN


"If there’s one thing I’ve learned along the way,

its that a good story can come from anywhere"

interviews AND investigations

A chat with an old friend of mine just back from travelling Africa led to Marie Claire’s first ever Amnesty Award for our coverage of female rape in The Congo.


A last minute Friday night shopping spree to a budget fashion chain lead me on a journey that resulted in a high profile expose for The Daily Mail and finally Channel 4 about Britain’s fascination with cheap fashion that costs women’s lives on the other side of the planet.


Similarly, a conversation with a talented graduate from my old university stuck in a dead end job lead to the inspiration behind Marie Claire’s award-winning mentor programme.