Andrea Canning: What’s in My Bag?

Andrea Canning What's in My Bag
Andrea Canning. Patrick Randak/NBC

Andrea Canning is always on the go, so her purse is filled to the brim with everything you can imagine. “It’s the life of a journalist,” Canning, a correspondent on NBC’s Dateline, tells Us. From pre-pasted toothbrushes to tissues, “I have to be prepared for any situation,” she notes.

The mom of six (with U.S. Marine husband Tony Bancroft) spills more to Us.

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“I carry around a microphone because we usually voice our pieces from the road.”

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“Everyone always wants to borrow my L’Oréal Elnett Satin Hairspray, which drives me nuts. I worry that it’s going to run out and I won’t have enough.”

Mama’s Girl
“I have a piece of metal with an angel that says, ‘I’m always with you,’ from my mom.”

Andrea Canning What's in My Bag
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“Believe it or not, Hollywood Fashion Tape comes in handy a lot with my shirts and blouses.”

Lip Service
“MAC discontinued my lipstick color: Viva Glam VI. I found L’Oréal Paris’ Sugar Plum. That’s the closest one.”

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“Once in a while, I do an inventory check. I replaced my umbrella in an attempt to make my bag lighter, but it really didn’t change anything.”

What else is inside Canning’s MZ Wallace tote? A Tory Burch wallet; two iPhones; a pair of Ray-Bans; a canvas makeup bag; a Joe Fresh blush; a Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara; a Giorgio Armani foundation; a Mac Mineralize Blush in Warm Soul; a Revlon Kiss balm in Fresh Strawberry and Sweet Cherry; Ardell Demi Wispies; a Clinique moisturizer; a L’Oreal Revitalift Bright Reveal moisturizer; cash; hotel cards; Costco cards; a Stop & Shop card; a Key Food card; a Military ID; a Metro-North card; a MetroCard; seven insurance cards; an ATM card; a Delta frequent flyer card; stamps; a blank check; a picture of a baby embryo; a Canadian passport; hand sanitizer; English breakfast tea; WetWipes; a razor; a shower cap; hair ties; a fold up mirror; a copy of Us Weekly; hand warmers; Aquaphor; pens; floss; a notebook; a brush; a teasing comb; pain reliever; tweezers; a nail file; Q-Tips; a L’Ange Hair Lustre Curling Wand and a Kind bar in Salted Caramel Dark Chocolate Nut.

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