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Stephanie Ando joined the Fox 8 news team in December 2013.

Stephanie comes to the Piedmont Triad from KBTX-TV in Bryan/College Station. She covered a vast range of stories during her time reporting in Central Texas, including everything from Johnny Manziel’s rise to fame and the West, TX fertilizer plant explosion. Before that, Stephanie worked behind the scenes on the assignments desk at KHOU-TV in Houston.

Stephanie graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in broadcast journalism. While in Los Angeles, Stephanie balanced her time reporting for USC’s Annenberg television and radio news stations, and interning at CNBC and E! News.

Stephanie loves getting to know new people and places, so contact her via email, Facebook or Twitter and tell her what’s going on in your community.

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    Greensboro City Council discussing ordinance changes to clean up problem properties

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Greensboro City Council will discuss a proposal to change to its minimum housing and nuisance ordinances Tuesday night. Right now, the city is only able to order condemned properties be demolished. The proposal would also allow officials to order properties be repaired. The city would also be able to repair properties themselves, then pass the charges along to the owner. In addition, the proposal would reduce fines from $75 a day to $10 a day, after […]

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    Man shot and killed in Greensboro Sunday was Elizabeth City State student

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — The 19-year-old who was shot outside of a Greensboro bar early Sunday morning was an Elizabeth City State University student. Patrick Simmons was a sophomore majoring in pharmaceutical science, according to a statement from the university. “The entire ECSU community grieves and extends our sympathy to the Simmons’ family and his many friends on campus,” the university said in the statement. Simmons was shot in the Railyard parking lot at the end of West Lewis Street as […]

  • Burlington 911 operators learning Spanish to overcome language barrier

    BURLINGTON, N.C. — When someone calls 911, it’s usually because they need help immediately. However, all too often, the person calling and the operator don’t speak the same language. Since more than 15 percent of the population in Burlington is Latino, telecommunicators at the police department have been taking weekly Spanish classes. During those classes, they focus on learning key words, correct pronunciation and controlling the conversations. Fox8’s Stephanie Ando has details about the initiative that the department started last […]

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    High Point pastor, wife charged in embezzlement case

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — The High Point Police Department arrested and charged a local pastor and his wife Tuesday in an embezzlement case involving the Journey Church. George Keith Hall, 51, and Leslie Hill Hall, 52, turned themselves in to police Tuesday evening. The case stemmed from the results of an internal audit performed by church officials in May. Representatives of the church filed a police report Monday claiming more than $40,000 had been embezzled from the church. According to the incident […]

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    Local pastor, wife accused of embezzling $40K from church

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — Representatives from a local church filed a police report Monday claiming more than $40,000 had been embezzled from the church. According to the incident report, $40,393.55 in cash was stolen from The Journey Church of the Triad located on East Hartley Drive in High Point. High Point police confirm charges are pending against the church pastor, Keith Hall, and his wife, Leslie Hall. Keith Hall and Leslie Hall turned themselves in to police on Tuesday evening. […]

  • Burlington 6-year-old saves grandfather’s life

    BURLINGTON, N.C. — A 6-year-old boy from Burlington is being praised for saving his grandpa’s life. The two of them were home alone when the grandfather, Willard Sumner, had a heart attack. That’s when six-year-old Trevor Fowler called 911. Fowler kept calm and gave the emergency operator all the information he needed to get EMS to the scene. FOX8’s Stephanie Ando talked to the family, who says Sumner is expected to make a full recovery.

  • Bikers rally at tractor-trailer driver’s court hearing in Greensboro

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Members of the motorcycle community gathered outside the Guilford County Courthouse Tuesday calling for harsher charges against the tractor-trailer driver involved with a fatal motorcycle wreck on Interstate 85 in Greensboro. Troopers said Daniel Serna, 34, fell asleep at the wheel and hit six motorcyclists parked on the side of the road in July. According to prosecutors, the truck was traveling approximately 80-85 mph at the time of the accident. Two motorcyclists, Arnie Morris and Kenneth Jefferson, […]

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    Davidson County Commissioners vote to end contract with United Animal Coalition

    LEXINGTON, N.C. — Davidson County Commissioners unanimously voted to end their contract with the United Animal Coalition during an emergency meeting Monday afternoon. The decision was made hours after the North Carolina Department of Agriculture revoked UAC’s animal shelter licenses for both Davidson and Guilford counties. According to a press release from the NCDA, an investigation revealed a “systemic failure to adequately care for animals.” The investigation started in Davidson County because a complaint was filed after a dog with a […]

  • City moves forward with Civil Rights Museum loan despite breach of contract

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — The fate of the International Civil Rights Center and Museum was up in the air again Thursday. During a City Council Work Session, City Attorney Tom Carruthers revealed the museum recently violated the terms of its $1.5 million loan contract with the city. By contract, the Civil Rights Museum is supposed to use city money to pay off tax credits through a restricted account. Recently, the museum removed more money from that account than it was supposed […]

  • Greensboro city leader hopes new program will give ex-offenders a second chance

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Everyone should get a second chance. That’s the idea behind a proposed program for ex-offenders in Greensboro. It would be called the Greensboro Restoration Academy. City Councilman Jamal Fox is hoping the idea becomes a reality soon. “A lot of times, we cast [ex-offenders] off because they’ve been in prison and they’re part of that population. But they’re part of our community. We need to embrace all of our community regardless of their walks of life,” said […]

  • Local school buses now equipped with GPS

    In just a couple weeks, hundreds of school buses will hit the road with new technology on board. Buses will be outfitted with GPS tracking, so school staff will know exactly where each vehicle is at all times. “People are always calling in asking, ‘Where’s the bus?’ With these units, we can look in real time and say the bus is here, or the bus came to your stop 10 minutes ago,” said Jeff Harris, director of transportation for Guilford […]

  • Davidson County woman set on fire by husband speaks out; husband sent to prison

    DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — The man who set his wife on fire in Davidson County in 2013 pleaded guilty to attempted first-degree murder in court Thursday. A judge sentenced 71-year-old Portugal Byas to 15-19 years in prison. Byas took a plea deal, so the charges of arson and assault were dismissed. His wife, Angela Byas, attended court with her family Thursday. “I didn’t cry at all. I comforted my children because they’re were crying. I just stared at him to let […]


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