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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
  • Flu vaccine delay impacting Triad doctors

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — A national delay in flu vaccine shipments is affecting doctors’ offices in the Piedmont Triad. The state and seven different private companies distribute the flu vaccine every year. Right now, there are plenty of state supplied vaccines to go around, which is what Medicaid patients get. Doctors are waiting on some private companies to deliver vaccines for insured patients. The delay has been attributed to manufacturing problems. Greensboro Pediatricians is one of many local offices waiting for […]

  • Preparing for flu season

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — Doctors in the Triad say flu season is here a little early this year. In fact, one person has already died from the virus in North Carolina. Because it takes two weeks for the vaccine to start working, health experts are urging people to get vaccinated now. “If you get your shot and then get exposed to the flu in that two week window, you could still come down with it,” said Dr. Alexander Borun, with […]

  • First same-sex couple files for adoption in Guilford County

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — The first same-sex couple filed for adoption at the Guilford County Courthouse Monday afternoon. Shana Carignan and Megan Parker got married out of state in 2012. However, because their marriage wasn’t recognized in North Carolina, Parker had to adopt their son Jax as a single mother. “Shana is currently listed as ‘First Emergency Contact’ under his school form. She’s not the first emergency contact… she’s his mom, you know?” said Parker. After years of legal battles, […]

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    Judge denies Berger-Tillis’ request for oral arguments; no ruling on same-sex marriage ban

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — A judge on Friday denied House Speaker Thom Tillis and Senate leader Phil Berger’s request to make oral arguments to intervene on North Carolina’s same-sex marriage ban being struck down. Chief U.S. District Court Judge William Osteen Jr. will not rule on the same-sex marriage ban on Friday. Tillis and Senate leader Berger filed their legal brief Friday shortly before a noon deadline imposed by Osteen Jr. The GOP leaders are seeking to intervene after Democratic state Attorney General Roy […]

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    Jury: Former trooper was chasing speeder at time of fatal crash, case dismissed

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — A jury in Guilford County has ruled that a former Highway Patrol trooper who hit a car and killed two people was in pursuit of a speeder. A wrongful death suit filed against him has been dismissed. Four years ago, former trooper James Goodnight was pursuing a speeder on Business 85 near Jamestown when he crashed into a car, killing 55-year-old Sandy Allmond and 11-year-old Taylor Strange. Investigators ruled that Allmond caused the wreck, because she failed […]

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    Jury in Guilford County begins deliberations in suit against former trooper

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — A jury in Guilford County began deliberations Wednesday on one key claim that could either end a case involving a former trooper or move it forward. Four years ago, former trooper James Goodnight was pursuing a speeder on Business 85 near Jamestown when he crashed into a car, killing 55-year-old Sandy Allmond and 11-year-old Taylor Strange. Investigators ruled that Allmond caused the wreck, because she failed to yield when turning at River Road. However, her family […]

  • Davidson Co. burn survivor speaks out about domestic violence

    DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — It’s been exactly one year since a horrible domestic violence assault case out of Thomasville. On Oct. 7, 2013, Angela Byas’ husband doused her in five gallons of gasoline then lit her on fire. She was taken to the hospital with burns on more than 75 percent of her body. “They had pronounced me dead, but I’m still alive,” said Byas. “No matter what I’ve done or how many surgeries I’ve been through, I’ve come through […]

  • Former trooper wrongful death trial underway in Guilford County

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — Four years ago, a state trooper pursuing a speeder on Business 85 near Jamestown crashed into a car, killing two people. Now, the victims’ family is suing the trooper in civil court. The trial against former trooper James Goodnight started Monday. Wednesday, sheriff’s deputies shut down a stretch of Business 85 so jurors could see first-hand where 55-year-old Sandy Allmond and 11-year-old Taylor Strange were killed back in 2010. Two other children in the car were […]

  • Greensboro holds panel to discuss body camera footage, public record laws

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — The use of body cameras is expanding at police departments across the country. The technology is there to hold the public and police accountable, but should that video be released to the public? It’s a complicated issue the City of Greensboro hopes to tackle over the next few months. But city leaders started the discussion with a panel of legal and civil rights experts Tuesday. Current state law says video footage is not public record if it […]

  • Cone Health announces $100 million renovation, expansion plans

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Cone Health has announced plans to build a new Women’s Hospital and Behavioral Health Hospital over the next five years. The Cone Health Board of Trustees approved the initial plans Sunday. The hospital is expected to seek state approval for the $100 million project next year. “We would have had to make very significant investments if we decided to enhance [the hospitals] in place. Rather than make investments in that form, we decided to take a step […]

  • Graham High School student survives brain tumor, vision loss

    GRAHAM, N.C. — A 16-year-old at Graham High School has been through more this summer than most people go through in a lifetime. It all started when Sydney McCann lost her peripheral vision over the summer. “It was just sudden. It almost like a black wall on my left side,” said Sydney. Within days, doctors found a benign tumor on her pituitary gland. They said it had to be removed as soon as possible. “We were just overwhelmed. Here’s a […]

  • Duke Energy creates Water Resources Fund

    DANVILLE, Va. — The coal ash spill at Duke Energy’s retired steam station back in February was one of the worst in U.S. history. The company finished their cleanup efforts at the Dan River earlier this summer and now Duke Energy officials say they have a plan to make things right with the community. The plan is to give $10 million to community projects that improve the quality, quantity and conservation of waterways in the Carolinas and neighboring states through […]


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