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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.

Recent Articles
  • What are your rights when you get pulled over?

    ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. — Recent high-profile cases across the country have shown how quickly routine traffic stops can escalate. The cases have sparked a national debate about who is at fault — the officer or the driver? But in North Carolina, the law is pretty straight forward when it comes to traffic stops. According to attorneys, drivers legally have to follow officers’ orders. That includes requests to get out of the car or stay in the car. If the driver […]

  • Greensboro considering raising wages for city workers

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — The debate over raising the minimum wage is going on across the country. Now, officials in Greensboro are working to make higher wages a reality for city staff. According to the 2014 Living Income Standard, it takes making $14.78 an hour for an adult to make ends meet if they have one child. Carolyn Smith, state director for a group called Working America, says 368 workers for the City of Greensboro make less than that. “The workers […]

  • Several smash-and-grab burglaries reported in Guilford County

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — Greensboro police and Guilford County sheriff’s deputies are investigating a string of recent smash-and-grab burglaries at area businesses. Investigators do not know if the crimes are related, but in each case, suspects used bricks or large rocks to gain entry to the property. Monday night, Greensboro police say two break-ins occurred at Subway restaurants. One is located on Spring Garden Street and the other is on Gate City Boulevard. A computer store on Hicone Road, Tech […]

  • Young professionals share ideas to improve downtown Greensboro

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — How do you get more college grads and young professionals to move and stay in the area? That’s been the million-dollar question in Greensboro for years. The new head of Downtown Greensboro Incorporated, Zack Matheny, recently met with young professionals to get their input. FOX8’s Stephanie Ando found out which ideas could be implemented soon.

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    Federal judge rules in favor of city in Greensboro redistricting lawsuit

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – A federal judge issued an injunction Thursday to stop the Greensboro redistricting law, enacted by state lawmakers, from going into effect this election cycle. The first hearing for the case was held Thursday morning at the Federal Courthouse in downtown Greensboro. The judge heard arguments and asked questions before adjourning court before noon. The City of Greensboro, along with six residents, filed the lawsuit against the Guilford County Board of Elections on July 13. The injunction granted […]

  • Online petition calls for more severe charges in deadly tractor-trailer into motorcycles wreck

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Members of the motorcycle community have created an online petition calling for harsher charges against the tractor-trailer driver involved with the fatal wreck on Interstate 85 in Greensboro. Troopers said they believe Daniel Serna, 34, fell asleep at the wheel and hit six motorcyclists parked on the side of the road Friday. According to prosecutors, the truck was traveling approximately 80-85 mph at the time of the accident. Two motorcyclists were killed in the crash. Serna, of […]

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    Truck driver charged in death of second motorcyclist

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — The tractor-trailer driver involved in Friday’s fatal wreck on Interstate 85 in Greensboro has been charged with an additional count of misdemeanor death by motor vehicle. Daniel S. Serna, 34, of Hollywood, Fla., was originally charged with felony hit-and-run and misdemeanor death by motor vehicle. The Guilford County District Attorney’s Office decided to add another death count Tuesday after a second biker, Kenneth Jefferson, died over the weekend. Officials said six motorcycles were parked on the side […]

  • Daniel S. Serna

    Tractor-trailer driver charged in fatal wreck on I-85 appears in court, claims arrest was ‘illegal’

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — The tractor-trailer driver charged in Friday’s fatal wreck on Interstate 85 in Greensboro appeared in court Monday. Daniel S. Serna, 34, of Hollywood, Fla., is charged with felony hit and run and misdemeanor death by motor vehicle. Officials said six motorcycles were parked on the side of the road due to mechanical issues with one of the bikes when a tractor-trailer hit them. The truck then came to a stop further up on I-85. According to prosecutors, […]

  • Free Friday lunches available in Greensboro

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – Food insecurity is a huge issue in our area. In Guilford County, 67 percent of students in the school system are considered low income. Many rely on going to school to get a healthy meal, which is why Guilford County Schools provides free meals Mondays through Thursdays during the summer. Now, Lawndale Baptist Church is giving out free lunches on Fridays too. “I believe that the greatest of all the commands Christ gave us is loving one […]

  • Greensboro discussing fresh food access plan

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Food insecurity is a big problem in our area. Many people either don’t have access to fresh produce or they can’t afford it. Now, the City of Greensboro has come up with a plan to address the issue. Details of the Greensboro Fresh Food Access Plan were discussed during a planning board meeting Wednesday. The planning board voted unanimously to recommend the plan to the city council. The plan includes six recommendations that received the most public […]

  • Hearing set for Greensboro redistricting lawsuit

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — The city of Greensboro, along with six residents, filed a federal lawsuit Monday to stop a new law that redraws the city’s district lines. Now, Greensboro city officials say a hearing has been scheduled for July 23. The law, enacted when state lawmakers passed House Bill 263, changes the make-up of the city council, creates new voting districts and strips the mayor of voting power. It also includes a provision that makes Greensboro the only city that […]

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    Greensboro firefighter OK after food truck fire

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — A preliminary investigation revealed an oxygen cylinder caused a food truck to explode in Greensboro on Saturday. Greensboro firefighters responded to 2309 Fleming Road at 5 p.m. about a food truck on fire. When they got there they found the food truck, Tom Got Grabs, engulfed in fire. An explosion knocked a firefighter to the ground. “That’s the last thing I remember. All I remember is waking up face down on the floor,” said Damian Salgado, the […]


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