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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
  • "Harley"

    Greensboro family’s dog missing after break-in

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — A Triad family is devastated, because their family dog is missing after a recent break-in. Police say the burglary happened Thursday. Suspects took a safe containing jewelry, personal documents and credit cards. Rhonda Crouse says her 10-year-old Yorkie named Harley was also gone after the break-in. “None of [the stolen items mean] anything to us. I would have gladly given them everything they took if they would have asked for it and left my dog alone,” said […]

  • More people needing heating assistance in the Triad

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — The first day of winter is technically more than a month away, but local agencies that help people pay their energy bills are already getting more requests for help. Open Door Ministries in High Point provides year round utility assistance to people in emergency heating and cooling-related situations through the government’s Crisis Intervention Program. “We’re finding people all the time who have never had to get help in the past. All of a sudden, they’re needing […]

  • College Students collaborating with Greensboro IRC

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — College students in the Piedmont Triad are teaming up with congregational nurses to help the homeless in a unique way at the Greensboro Interactive Resource Center. Social work students at UNCG and North Carolina A&T University intern at the IRC to help guests can get all the help they need in one place. They work with nurses through a program called the Congregational Social Work Education Initiative. Victoria Jones is a master’s level intern with UNCG. “I […]

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    Greensboro to launch ‘College Commission’

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — The City of Greensboro plans to start a College Commission in January aimed at getting college students more involved and connected to the community. The College Commission will be made up of two students from each of Greensboro’s seven colleges and universities. Those students will represent more than 76,000 students currently enrolled in classes locally. “This is the first time in history in Greensboro that any kind of a college commission has been put together,” said Wade […]

  • Lacy Ward Jr. terminated from Civil Rights Museum in Greensboro

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — The executive director of the International Civil Rights Center and Museum has been fired after only seven months on the job. Lacy Ward Jr. was hired in April to turn around the museum’s leadership and financial issues. However, the board decided to fire Ward during a closed-door meeting Monday night. “I can’t discuss specifics, but I can tell you it was a spirited discussion and it was not a unanimous decision,” said Greensboro Mayor Nancy Vaughan, a […]

  • City of Greensboro looking to reduce spending

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Greensboro City Council is looking at ways to save more than $3.5 million in spending. That money will come from cuts to some city services and jobs. The council approved a plan proposed by Councilman Mike Barber last week. “We’ve got roads we’ve got to pave. That’s not a political cliché right now. We’ve got to pave some roads. We’ve got to get back to the very basics that people pay their taxes for,” said Barber. […]

  • Male mentor program impacting students at Diggs-Latham Elementary School

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A lot of schools in the Piedmont Triad have programs aimed at helping students make good choices both at school and at home, but an elementary school in Winston-Salem is doing something a little different. “We are a high poverty school, so we struggle a little bit. Our kids come in two years behind grade level, but that doesn’t stop us,” said Donna Marie Cannon, principal of Diggs-Latham Elementary School. The school has teamed up with members […]

  • Thomasville aunt delivers baby before ambulance arrives

    DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — A Davidson County 911 operator recently helped a Thomasville woman deliver a baby over the phone. Juliana Cullins was with her pregnant niece, Krishia Hogan, when she went into labor. The 911 recording shows how the baby boy was born just before an ambulance made it to her house. “Oh Lord, it seemed like I was about to have a heart attack,” said Cullins. “I don’t know how I did it.” The baby’s name is Royal. […]

  • Cone Denim Entertainment Center opens with sold out shows in downtown Greensboro

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Dave Chappelle will be the first performer to take the stage at the new House of Blues Entertainment-affiliated center here in the Piedmont. Chappelle will perform during the center’s inaugural event with four shows on Nov. 5 and 6. A venue spokesperson says all four shows are sold out. The center is officially named the Cone Denim Entertainment Center. The center is named after Cone Mills. Owners hope having an entertainment venue downtown will help other businesses […]

  • Developers investing in Greensboro strip malls

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Several different developers have recently taken on the challenge of turning struggling strip malls in the Triad into destinations in the community. One of those projects is the Golden Gate Shopping Center on Golden Gate Drive. A developer bought the property in March and since has invested millions of dollars in renovations. Essa Commercial Real Estate took over as leasing agent in April. Already, Golden Gate Shopping Center has gone from 60 to 98 percent full. The […]

  • Burlington man has eaten 95 meals at Olive Garden in 6 weeks using $100 ‘Pasta Pass’

    BURLINGTON, N.C. — A North Carolina man has used his “Never Ending Pasta Pass” from Olive Garden to eat 95 meals over the last six weeks. Alan Martin bought the pass for $100 and says he has received $1,510 worth of food so far. His goal is to continue eating Olive Garden every day, twice a day, until the pass expires on Nov. 9. “I would love to be the person that ate the most of the 1,000 people. That would be […]

  • Barry Todd Varner

    Lexington man faces various sexual charges involving young girls

    DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — A Lexington man is being held under a $8 million secured bond on various sexual charges involving at least five underage girls. Barry Todd Varner, 46, faces charges of statutory rape of a minor between 13 and 15 years old, indecent liberties with a minor, second-degree exploitation of a minor and third-degree exploitation of a minor. Varner’s charges total 147 felony counts. Davidson County Sheriff David Grice says Varner lives in the Holly Grove community with […]

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