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
Exclusive: UNC Chancellor talks commencement ahead of weekend ceremony
UNC Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz gave ABC11 an exclusive preview of the weekend's commencement that will feel almost like a return to normal.
Economist warns against panic buying as prices climb this summer
As prices are expected to continue climbing through the busy summer travel season, a Duke economics professor hopes people will avoid pandemic-era hoarding.
Durham Police search for man suspected in string of Braggtown-area armed robberies
One man could be responsible for a string of armed robberies targeting specific people in and around the Braggtown community, Durham Police said.
Supply chain expert: Rising diesel prices hitting truck drivers hard now, consumers this summer
Gas prices are up and diesel prices are at an all-time high of $5.32 a gallon and it's hitting truck drivers hard. That means consumers will likely see the price of goods increase.
Raleigh's hot housing market drives desperate buyers and sellers to social media
Raleigh's white hot housing market has some families turning to social media to buy and sell.
As demand for COVID-19 vaccine drops, millions of doses going unused
Fewer people are lining up for a COVID-19 shot and it's leading to millions of COVID vaccines sitting on shelves, expiring.
Raleigh non-profit aims to give adults on autism spectrum open spaces to live and work
April is Autism Acceptance Month and an organization in the Triangle has big plans of serving adults on the autism spectrum.
'Will the virus evolve?': Duke experts discuss herd immunity and co-existing with COVID
Health experts in the Triangle weighed in where we are in the COVID pandemic and while urging caution, they're optimistic we are moving into an endemic phase, learning to co-exist with the virus.
Swift water rescue team reunites 16-year-old dog stuck in Neuse River for hours with its owner
A 16-year-old dog is home, safe and sound after a heart wrenching hour or two clinging on for life in a cold Neuse River.
'Unthinkable tragedy': 22-year-old killed on the job at Johnston County food plant
A 22-year-old woman was killed on the job inside a Johnston County food plant Saturday.