Andrew Mercado has been named one of TV’s most significant commentators while The Sunday Telegraph describes him as a walking TV encyclopedia.
Andrew Mercado developed a love of TV and movies early on in his youth while spending every Saturday night hanging out with the projectionist at his local suburban picture theatre.
His first job in television was a Village Roadshow Movie World Studios as Location Manager for the series Paradise Beach. Following this, he became the Unit Publicist for such TV shows as The New Adventures of Flipper and Pacific Drive. Shortly after becoming the publicist at Foxtel music station Channel [V], he was moved into an on-air role.
Andrew Mercado is now fondly remembered by a generation of music fans as Super Mercado after becoming Channel [V]’s inaugural entertainment reporter in 1998. Later, he became the first VJ on sister channel Music Max. Whilst he would work simultaneously on both stations, eventually he crossed over to Max full time to create, produce and host the panel show The Know.
Over the years he has interviewed such A-listers as Robbie Williams, but he also has loved meeting Aussie TV legends through his work as a TV Historian for the National Film and Sound Archive. Andrew also released a top selling book call Super Aussie Soaps: Behind the Scenes of Australia’s Best Loved TV Shows, available now from Booktopia https://www.booktopia.com.au/super-aussie-soaps-behind-the-scenes-of-australia-s-best-loved-tv-shows-andrew-mercado/book/9781864031911.html Andrew newest passion project he is working on call outrageous, a documentary taking a walk back in time when Australian TV once led the world with diversity and queer representation on screen. Fine out more at https://documentaryaustralia.com.au/project/outrageous-the-history-of-aussie-queer-tv