Andrea Blanford - Reporter at ABC11 WTVD
Andrea Blanford is the weekend evening co-anchor of ABC11 Eyewitness News. During the week, Andrea reports for Eyewitness News at 4, 5, and 6 p.m.

Andrea joined the ABC11 Eyewitness News Team in June 2014 as a general assignment reporter and soon began serving as a fill-in anchor.

Since coming to ABC11, Andrea has covered multiple breaking news stories including the Charlottesville protests, the Charleston church shooting, the 2016 presidential campaigns, Hurricanes Arthur and Maria that impacted the Carolina coast, and the aftermath of the historic downtown Raleigh fire.

Andrea's North Carolina roots run deep. She came to the Triangle from WNCT-TV (CBS) in Greenville, NC where she spent four years covering the news "Down East." Andrea spent two of those years as WNCT's morning anchor and noon anchor, producer.

Andrea is a proud graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill, where she earned her BA in Journalism and Mass Communication, and a second major in Political Science. She served on the university's cheerleading team all four of her years at Carolina. Her most memorable moment was cheering on Roy's Boys at the 2009 National Championship in Detroit. Go Heels!

During her undergraduate days at UNC, Andrea worked as an ABC11 I-Team intern.

When Andrea isn't in the newsroom, she enjoys painting.

Andrea, her husband, and daughter live in Raleigh.

You can keep up with Andrea on Facebook: @AndreaBlanfordWTVD and Twitter: @AndreaABC11

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Andrea's Stories
UNC students seek answers after three sex assaults reported at Granville Towers
Students living in a UNC-Chapel Hill off-campus residence hall where three sexual assaults were reported to have happened between August and October want to know why they weren't notified of the alleged crimes sooner.
N.C. Community Colleges expand pandemic relief grant to 2020 high school graduates
Community colleges across North Carolina just got even more accessible and affordable.
All students at Wake County schools received lunch Tuesday despite a cafeteria worker protest
Despite some cafeteria workers refusing to show up for work Tuesday, no child in Wake County Public School System went hungry.
Durham entrepreneur aims to help other women of color brand their business
A Durham entrepreneur has her mind set on helping other women of color succeed.
How much of Biden's $1.2 trillion will help NC infrastructure?
As President Joe Biden signed his $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill, known as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act into law Monday, it was still unclear exactly how much of that money is coming to North Carolina.
Southern Pines company honors veterans, supports military families year-round
This Veterans Day, a Southern Pines company built to support military families celebrated its 10th anniversary with discounts and deals.
Largest annual spike in inflation since 1990 and it might be here to stay for a while
The cost of living is up and economists warn that the high inflation is here to stay for a while.
101 school buses did not run in Cumberland County on Tuesday as bus drivers protest low pay
Cumberland County Schools said it had 101 school buses remain stationary Tuesday morning amid a school bus drivers' protest.
Cumberland County parents told to prepare ahead of potential bus driver strike
Similar protests recently led to long carpool lines at Wake County schools as drivers there participated in a 'sick out' on Nov. 1.
Raleigh triplets participate in Duke's Pfizer COVID vaccine clinical trial for young kids
Among the thousands of children enrolled in Duke's Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine trial for children 5 to 11 years old, three of them are 8-year-old siblings from Raleigh.