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
'Dry fogger' sold in NC will be used to sanitize country club for Wyndham Championship
A new product now being sold in North Carolina claims to kill viruses, including COVID-19, and other pathogens by disinfecting large areas efficiently and naturally.
How safe is it to take your child to a playground? Go shopping? UNC Health expert weighs in
Nearly five months into the COVID-19 pandemic here in North Carolina, you may still be wondering what are the safest activities for you and your family?
Durham cocktail bar transforms into pop-up burger bar amid COVID-19 shutdown
Craft cocktail bar Kingfisher will celebrate its one year anniversary this week and is looking ahead to the business's new concept as a pop-up burger bar.
Why are face masks so controversial amid a pandemic? Duke researchers weigh-in
Researchers said politicizing mask-wearing early on only worsened this backlash response, but they're hopeful, with Pres. Trump's recent pivot on the issue, referring Tuesday to mask-wearing as "patriotic," will help.
Amazon hiring 3,000 workers for new Garner facility
Amazon is looking to hire more than 3,000 full-time employees to work alongside robotics technology to pick, pack and ship items to customers across the area.
Raleigh pool goers limited to 2-hour windows, must wear face coverings
Visitors to the seven public pools that Raleigh is operating this summer have been able to enjoy the water for allotted two-hour time slots. The pools briefly close between swim sessions to allow for thorough facility cleaning.
Expert tips for sending your child back to school in a pandemic
Eyewitness News talked with the experts who are providing tips on preparing your family for the transition into what will be a very different school experience from years past.
Gov. Roy Cooper announced a plan for reopening NC schools. Here's what it means for parents and students.
In a news conference Tuesday, Gov. Roy Cooper announced that North Carolina will reopen schools with both in-person and online education.
Chapel Hill firefighter loses cancer battle; community vows to keep fighting
As the Chapel Hill Fire Department grieves the loss of one of their own, their fight against firefighter cancer is far from over.
Wake County teens keep friend's memory alive with Average Joe Army
A growing group of Wake County teenagers are making it their mission to spread happiness to others, not long after one of their friends lost their life to suicide.