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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
  • Surry County Schools dismiss early due to weather

    SURRY COUNTY, N.C. — The cold temperatures and sleet are why several school systems in the northern part of the Piedmont dismissed students early Friday morning. In Surry County, schools closed just a couple hours after kids got there. “It’s been kind of crazy and different. I thought they were going to be in school all day, but obviously there was a change of plans,” said Jay Worsley, a Dobson Elementary School parent. The school system dismissed high schools at […]

  • Triad retirement communities expanding

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — As baby boomers age, there is a growing need for assisting living and retirement services across the country. That’s why several retirement communities here in the Triad are planning major expansions. Arbor Acres Retirement Community in Winston-Salem announced plans for a $10 million expansion project last year. Now, Abbotswood at Irving Park Senior Living Community is also expanding. Their parent company, Kisco Senior Living, has purchased seven acres around their Greensboro campus to build 22 independent living […]

  • 4-year-old found in car with mom’s body in High Point

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — Authorities believe a woman found dead inside a vehicle Sunday afternoon may have died of a heroin overdose, according to High Point police. Witnesses found Jessica Leigh Whittington-Burton, 24, of Greensboro, in the car with her 4-year-old son. “The child said, ‘I want my mommy.’ The child was crying. He was thirsty, wet and he’d been in the car overnight,” said Elizabeth Lummus, a High Point resident. Greensboro police say the child used his mother’s cellphone […]

  • NC A&T selected for federal cybersecurity consortium

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — North Carolina A&T University has been awarded a $1.6 million grant for their cyber defense program. NC A&T was one of 13 historically black colleges and universities selected to participate the new Federal Cybersecurity Workforce Pipeline Consortium. The goal of the federal program is to train more cybersecurity professionals to handle the growing amount of cybercrime affecting the country. Joseph Shelter has been studying computer science at NC A&T for five years. “I think it’s cool because […]

  • More details on fire at Panthers coach Ron Rivera’s home

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Investigators said they have ruled out criminal action as the cause of a fire at Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera’s home. Investigators released pictures taken from inside the home on Heydon Hall Circle. Fire investigators said the fire was caused by defects with the home’s modular fireplace. They found the gas fireplace was installed improperly, and there was a crack in the back of the fireplace. The fire caused $500,000 in damage. Jay Westmoreland, with A Cleaner […]

  • Guilford County parents frustrated by decision to delay, then cancel school

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — Icy conditions Wednesday morning led Guilford County Schools to first delay school, then cancel it altogether. Ten buses had already started picking up students when the decision came down. All 25 students were dropped back off at home safely. Some parents were frustrated by the last minute change of plans. Many said their children were already waiting at bus stops. “I understand you don’t want to ask for a delay and it’s not necessary, but at […]

  • Guilford County transportation crews prepare for winter weather

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — Dozens of transportation workers in the City of Greensboro and Guilford County are scheduled to work overnight because of the possibility of freezing rain and black ice. Greensboro transportation officials say 60 employees in 40 salt trucks will monitor roads overnight. They will work a 12 hour shift starting at 9 p.m. An NCDOT supervisor in Guilford County said 20 state employees would hit roads starting at 8 p.m. Tuesday. They’ll monitor and salt roads until […]

  • A Guilford County sheriff's deputy speaks with a woman at the scene of what is believed to be an accidental shooting between juveniles at a home on Thacker Dairy Road on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015, in Greensboro, N.C. (LYNN HEY/News & Record)

    Teen dies after being shot by friend in apparent accidental shooting in Guilford County

    WHITSETT, N.C. — A 15-year-old was shot and killed Sunday by his 15-year-old friend in what Guilford County sheriff’s investigators said they believe was an accidental shooting. The two boys were at a mobile home on Thacker Dairy Road at about 10 a.m. when the teenager was shot in the upper chest by his companion, according to Sgt. T.P. Popek. Investigators say the gun belongs to a relative. The wounded teenager was taken to Moses Cone Hospital where he later […]

  • Panthers fever sweeping the Piedmont Triad

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — Bars across the Triad will be full of Panthers fans ready to watch the playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks Saturday night. Kickback Jack’s general manager Brian Stegall says his staff is ready to leave it all on the field. “We will be standing room only, two deep at the bar, every table full and everybody cheering for the Panthers all day long,” said Stegall. That includes employee Heather Lemon, who says bartending will be a […]

  • Workers brave the extreme cold at PTI airport

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — The cold weather was a good reason for most people to stay inside Thursday. However, some people in the Triad don’t have the luxury of working in a warm office. FOX8’s Stephanie Ando visited the tarmac at Piedmont Triad International Airport to see how workers survived the the freezing temperatures.

  • Greensboro mayor shares goals for 2015

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Major changes are coming to the Piedmont Triad in 2015. Many of the biggest development projects are happening in downtown Greensboro, like the Tanger Center for Performing Arts and Union Square campus. Since this is the season for New Year’s resolutions, FOX8’s Stephanie Ando talked to Greensboro Mayor Nancy Vaughan about her goals for the city in 2015.

  • Flu cases widespread in NC

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — State Health Department officials say this year’s flu season seems to be more intense and widespread than it has been in recent years. According to flu statistics released Tuesday, nine people have died from the flu in the last two weeks in North Carolina. Two of those deaths were in Guilford County. “We’re having a lot of hospitalization in folks who are older, and younger kids are also being hospitalized with influenza,” said Cynthia Snider, infectious […]


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