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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
  • Forsyth County launching program to reduce underage drinking

    FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. — Forsyth County is one of four counties in North Carolina testing out a pilot program aimed at reducing underage drinking. The program will allow first-time offenders who are under 21 years old to have criminal charges dropped if they complete certain requirements. The program will apply to people charged with underage drinking, buying alcohol or using a fake ID. Requirements of the three month program include completing community service, a course about the effects of alcohol […]

  • Local reaction to change in US Cuban policy

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — News of a change in U.S. policy towards Cuba has hit close to home for Cuban families in the Piedmont Triad. Dr. Juan Fernandez, with Greensboro Gynecology, hasn’t been back to Cuba since he moved in 1961. “The Communist Regime dragged my father out of the house and we didn’t see him for over six months. They finally released him, but I remember as a child hearing the firing squads outside my house and seeing the tanks […]

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    Donated Christmas presents stolen in High Point

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — The Grinch may have stolen Christmas by sneaking in through the chimney, but in High Point, thieves went right up to the front porch. Tamara Krusinski says thieves stole her daughters’ brand new bicycles, which they had gotten through the Fraternal Order of Police’s “Cops & Kids” program on Saturday. The program provided Christmas presents for 45 low income children in the Triad this year. “I looked outside and the bikes were gone. I went inside […]

  • Rockingham County Schools superintendent addresses recent audit

    EDEN, N.C. — Budget cuts at the state level have forced school systems across North Carolina to make due with much less. However, Rockingham County Schools Superintendent Rodney Shotwell held a press conference Monday to discuss budget issues for a different reason. Shotwell addressed the results of a recent audit done by the local accounting firm Anderson, Smith and Wike. Shotwell says the firm was hired to make sure public dollars are being spent correctly. Overall, the audit showed the […]

  • Artists tour downtown Greensboro

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Artists from New York, Los Angeles and Raleigh are in town this week brainstorming ideas for new art installations in downtown Greensboro. ArtsGreensboro says the goal is to use art and culture to drive economic development. “Art is so important to economic development. Businesses want to be where people feel good and art makes people feel good. It makes them feel connected. It makes them feel like this is a place I want to be, where I […]

  • Greensboro to consider changing panhandling ordinance

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — The City of Greensboro is considering changing its policy towards panhandling. Right now, the city’s panhandling ordinance requires people to wear permits when they beg for money. The problem is people can’t get a permit for five years if they’ve been convicted of panhandling twice before. “A lot of people have trouble getting a permit. Some people panhandling don’t have a permit,” said Betty Harris, a panhandler on High Point Road. City officials say people panhandling without […]

  • More families turning to food pantries for the holidays

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — People who work at food pantries in the Triad say they’ve noticed a troubling trend: more new families than ever coming for help keeping food on the table. Donna McClintock, director of Blessed Table Food Pantry in Greensboro, said they have been getting between eight and 20 new families coming to them every day. “It has at least doubled, if not tripled, over the last four months. It’s really making us nervous, because we’re not certain […]

  • 30 people arrested in connection with drug trade in Alamance Co.

    Alamance County, N.C. — Thirty people have been arrested as a result of a two-year, federal investigation into the drug trade Alamance County. Twenty-seven men and three women were indicted by a federal grand jury in Greensboro on charges of drug trafficking and illegal weapons possession. “We haven’t stopped the drug flow in Alamance County, believe me, but I personally feel like I know some of the individuals arrested, and it has hurt the drug organization in this county tremendously,” […]

  • Winston-Salem holiday parade, tree lighting celebration happening Saturday

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — City crews are preparing to shut down Fourth Street downtown for the holiday event of the season. The 24th annual Winston-Salem Jaycees Holiday Parade and City Tree Lighting Celebration will be held Saturday night starting at 5 p.m. The events will go on rain or shine. “This time tomorrow, this area is going to look very different. Fourth Street in one direction will be completely crowded with floats, trucks, high school bands, dance groups and people walking […]

  • GTCC helping single parent students with Christmas gifts

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — Being a single parent can be really tough financially, especially during the holidays. At Guilford Technical Community College, a lot of students juggle taking care of the kids on top of a full-time class schedule. Lisa Von Siebenhoven Brown is one of those students. She’s a single mother of five, who moved to Greensboro to get away from a domestic violence situation. “Unfortunately there’s a stereotypical thought that women with a lot of children are using […]

  • People stocking up on winter weather supplies early

    Winter is still weeks away, but hardware stores across the Piedmont Triad say they’re already having trouble keeping winter weather supplies on the shelves. “We’re selling out of propane, electric, diesel, gas — anything that produces heat, we’re selling out of,” said Jeannie Spears, a Lowes Home Improvement sales specialist in Burlington. Seasonal items like fireplaces, chainsaws and logs are also flying off the shelves at Lowes stores across the Triad. Spears says it is very unusual for people to […]

  • How the US Postal Service gets Santa’s letters to the North Pole

    With Christmas just three weeks away, the U.S. Postal Service is getting thousands of letters addressed to Santa Claus. But don’t worry, the Post Office knows how to get those letters into the right hands at the North Pole. FOX8’s Stephanie Ando takes us inside the official North Pole Substation here in North Carolina.


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