Andrew 'Cosi' Costello
Travels from: South Australia
The passion that Cosi has for life is infectious to everyone!
Categories: MCs & Hosts
Full Presenter Profile & Bio
Cosi is a born and bred South Australian. He grew up on the Yorke Peninsula and studied Agriculture at Roseworthy College. He’s a country lad, who, after winning a radio competition on a local radio station and winning the hearts of the state, he has became a household name.
In 2005 Cosi was awarded SA Journalist of the Year and over the years he has also won a swag of radio awards including an Australian Commercial Radio Award for “Best Radio Feature” which highlighted the plight of people experiencing homelessness. Cosi has now been in the media for nearly 20 years, making a name for himself on both 107.1 SAFM and 104.7 Triple M hosting their Breakfast Shows with the likes of John Blackman, Jane Reilly & Amber Petty.
Cosi now heads up “South Aussie with Cosi” which is SA’s only true travel show, airing on Sundays at 5:30pm on Channel 9. He is currently filming a seventh series, with the show reaching up to 100,000 viewers each week. Cosi is proud to dedicate his life to promoting this state and those people who call it home. Cosi's main objective is not only to promote SA, but to encourage others to get passionate about living in one of the best places in the world and travel as much as they can with their families.
Cosi is always entertaining and informative when it comes to his interaction with his loyal fans on social media. By utilising his TV viewers and over 300,000 Facebook friends, he has a significant voice amongst South Australians.
He also regularly gives up his time for those doing it a bit tough, by championing community groups who may be less fortunate. In the past few years alone, he has hosted events such as a camping trips for single mums and their kids, a birthday party at the Adelaide Zoo for 100 children who’d missed out on celebrations through social isolation or illness and most recently a movie screening for families who have a child with disability.
Offshore, Cosi’s a also busy man. He is the founder of a national charity called Cows for Cambodia. In 2013, after a holiday with friends and seeing for himself such extreme poverty, Cows for Cambodia was born. Through his fans and supporters, he not only raises money, but he also takes 6-7 tour groups over to Cambodia each year to work on the project. The charity is basically a “Cow Bank," loaning pregnant cows to very poor Cambodian families. Once the cow has its baby, the family have a calf of their own to breed from, thus breaking the poverty cycle! His personal aim is to have 1,000 cows by 2020 helping thousands of Cambodians! The charity now raised over a quarter of a million dollars each year and has recently seen the completion of a western cattle complex, built 40 min out of Siem Reap. The charity owned cattle will now be housed in these first world cattle facilities. It’s the first of its kind in the whole country.
In 2018 he was extremely proud to be nominated and then go on to win the “South Australian Local Hero Award.” This also meant he was a finalist for the "Australian of The Year” where he travelled to Canberra for the awards and was honoured for his achievements in charity and tourism by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.
Cosi is the perfect fit for any business looking for a high profile MC or host. His online expertise and huge following have been used by many companies to strengthen their branding with incredible results.