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
Gov. Cooper tours NC monoclonal antibody infusion center following executive order expanding access
"I think people are beginning to realize how important it is and the evidence that continues to come down about how better people feel when they've had it is strong."
UNC expands outdoor seating options in response to COVID-19 surge
UNC students now have more designated spaces to eat with friends safely amid the latest COVID-19 surge.
Those working on a pandemic-era Labor Day say they are grateful for their jobs
The hospitality industry is hopeful the end of pandemic-era unemployment benefits this past weekend could give businesses a much-needed boost in applications.
In wake of Wilson double murder, advice from domestic violence experts
Domestic violence experts are sharing what you can do if you or someone you love is in an abusive relationship.
Central North Carolina hospitals near capacity amid COVID-19 surge, worker shortage
At Duke University Hospital, the ICU has been at or near capacity for about the last two months.
Do you need a COVID-19 booster shot? What you need to know
Officials say the booster shot is needed for severely immunocompromised people in order to mount a good response against the Delta variant.
WCPSS parents consider options with Virtual Academy registration closed
Parents, exasperated with balancing educating their children and keeping them safe in a pandemic, are considering their options since the state's largest school district is short on teachers to staff its virtual learning program.
Triangle college students back on campus and determined to do what it takes to stay amid pandemic
Classes are underway at campuses across the Triangle and students are expressing an eagerness to do whatever it takes to stay put this semester.
Raleigh city council considers venomous snake ban following loose cobra saga
A city councilor whose district was the epicenter for a days-long snake saga is proposing the new ordinance with the aim of preventing a repeat.
'Very sad situation': Haitian engineer describes aftermath of deadly earthquake
Humanitarian groups and the U.S. Coast Guard are on the ground in Haiti assisting in recovery and search and rescue efforts.