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.
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