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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
  • Coal ash could stay in Eden

    EDEN, N.C. — It’s been over a year since the massive coal ash spill into the Dan River in Eden. Since then, state lawmakers have told Duke Energy to find a safer way to dispose of the toxic ash in order to prevent something like that from happening again. Now, an attorney representing the City of Eden confirms they are in discussions with Duke Energy to keep coal ash in the city. “There are some citizens who are concerned that coal […]

  • Alzheimer’s Center helping families care for loved ones at home

    GREENSBORO, NC – Caring for aging loved ones is something a lot of people worry about. Home nurses and assisted living facilities are great resources, but a lot of people can’t afford them. FOX8’s Stephanie Ando sat in on a “Lunch and Learn” seminar at the NC A&T’s Center for Outreach in Alzheimer’s, Aging, and Community Health. Check out her story to learn some easy, affordable ways to keep older family members safe at home.

  • Burlington police holding community meetings

    BURLINGTON, N.C. — Burlington police are including residents in the strategic planning process this year. They’re holding a series of seven public meetings to get input from people in the community. “You live in the city, you pay taxes here, we’re yore police department — tell us what you want us to be doing. Should we focus on more tickets or less tickets? More riding around the neighborhood or targeted enforcement for narcotics?” said Police Chief Jeffrey Smythe. Smythe says […]

  • Greensboro high school students open food pantry

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — A group of local high school students are taking service learning to the next level. They opened their own food pantry at Grimsley High School. “I just see it as a great opportunity to help other people,” said Jedd Reid, a junior at Grimsley High. Students and teachers came up with the idea earlier this school year. Students in every grade work to keep the shelves stocked with food. Now, teachers say 20 low income families at […]

  • Rockingham County Schools could face $4.1 million budget deficit

    ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, N.C. — The Rockingham County Board of Education has started discussing ways to balance the school system’s budget for the 2015-2016 school year. After factoring in an estimated two percent decrease in funding from the state, school officials say they could face a $4.1 million budget deficit next year. Superintendent Rodney Shotwell submitted two budget adjustment scenarios to the board Monday night. Both scenarios include reducing the number of certified support personnel, assistant principals and reducing TA days. […]

  • Contracting issue delays McLeansville Army Reserve Center construction

    MCLEANSVILLE, N.C. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says construction will soon start back up on the new Army Reserve Center in McLeansville. The $16 million project was supposed to be done by the summer of 2014, but construction stopped several months ago when it was only 65 percent complete. Public Affairs Specialist Carol Labashosky says construction stalled due to an issue with their contractor. “When the Army Reserve restructures, it’s important for national security for Army Reserve Centers […]

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    Supreme Court to hear case about specialty license plates

    ELON, N.C. — The Supreme Court will hear a case about specialty license plates Monday, and their decision could impact North Carolina’s current practices. Right now, there are three types of licenses plates – standard issue plates, vanity plates and specialty license plates. Vanity plates have custom letters and numbers. Speciality plates have certain emblems, pictures or phrases on them. In North Carolina, different organizations ask the government to pass legislation to create specialty plates. The case going to the […]

  • 2 children die in Danville house fire; victims identified

    DANVILLE, Va. — Two children died in a Danville house fire overnight. Firefighters responded to a home located at 919 Halifax Road. The victims have been identified as 10-year-old Makayla Davis and 4-year-old Destine Adkins. When crews arrived on the scene, they saw fire and heavy smoke coming out of the one story home. People outside the home told firefighters children were trapped inside. One neighbor, Kevin Hoover, says he tried to help. “I went around the side of the […]

  • Greensboro church hosting career fair

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Genesis Baptist Church on East Bessemer Avenue in Greensboro is offering a different kind of service this week. The church is hosting a two-day career fair where people can learn how to interview and get a job, then get face-to-face time with employers who are ready to hire. “If people don’t have a way of supporting themselves, then their lives are greatly diminished. We believe, as a church, that we have to be concerned about the whole […]

  • Abused horse, neglected donkey find love at High Point equine rescue

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — Safe Haven Equine Rescue and Retirement focuses on giving abused and neglected horses a second chance at life. But recently, volunteers noticed two of the animals had developed an unusual relationship. Stephanie Ando has the love story you’ll see only on FOX8. For more information about adoptions and volunteering, visit

  • Mebane teen hospitalized, second teen charged after school fight

    MEBANE, N.C. — Police say a 13-year-old girl was assaulted by another student in the lunch room at Hawfield’s Middle School Friday. The second 13-year-old girl now faces juvenile charges of assault inflicting serious bodily injury. Angie King says her granddaughter, Trinity Jones, was rushed to the hospital after the fight. Doctors told the family she had bruising on her brain. “She was very scared, very shaken up. Her hair was awful, because her head took most of the blows,” […]

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    Greensboro City Council to discuss nightclub security ordinance

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Greensboro City Council will discuss a new nightclub ordinance in mid-March that could significantly change the way those businesses operate. The changes are designed to make nightclubs safer by adding more security requirements to clubs, especially those with a history of violence. The city council started talking about these changes a few months ago, after a string of violence at downtown nightclubs in November. In January, the city council held two public meetings about the potential changes. At […]


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