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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
  • Some Piedmont residents loving the snow, others not so much

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Some people had to go back to work today, but plenty of Triad residents got to spend more time playing in the snow. We found families sledding, snow creations, and a lot of people cleaning the snow off their cars for the first time. FOX8’s Stephanie Ando reports.

  • Guilford County Meals on Wheels prepared for snow storm

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — Hundreds of seniors in the Triad rely on Meals on Wheels for food five days a week. The hot meals are catered by Golden Corral and then delivered by 1,200 volunteers in Guilford County. However, those deliveries may not happen later this week because of the snow headed this way. “We sent frozen meals out with our regular hot meals last Friday, just in case we do have to close,” said James Joyce, with Senior Resources […]

  • IMAP drivers busy with snow-related wrecks Tuesday

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — Transportation crews worked fast to pick up the slack after the snow took people by surprise. Even so, there were a couple hours when cars were skidding, causing dozens of crashes across the Piedmont Triad. “People [were] just going too fast. A lot of people weren’t expecting what we had,” said Wes Soots, Incident Management Assistance Patrols (IMAP) driver with the North Carolina Department of Transportation. “We were mainly busy with a lot of the wrecks. […]

  • Burst pipes cause problems across the Triad

    Finally, all the ice and snow on the ground has started to melt, but the warmer weather means people are just now seeing the aftermath of all the frozen and busted pipes. In Davidson County, cracked pipes affected water throughout the entire City of Thomasville Sunday. As of Monday afternoon, crews had fixed four major leaks and they were still looking for other possible cracks. As a result, water had been restored to all Thomasville residents, but water pressure was […]

  • The most dangerous roads in the Piedmont Triad

    There are roads in the Piedmont Triad where car accidents happen every single day. According crash data compiled by the North Carolina Department of Transportation, the top five most accident-prone roads in the Triad are all in Guilford and Forsyth counties. Wendover Avenue and I-40 in Guilford County hold the top two positions. In the last three years, transportation officials said there have been 1,978 wrecks on Wendover alone — that averages out to about two accidents a day. That’s […]

  • Cold temperatures lead to frozen, busted pipes across the Triad

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — The record breaking temperatures really did a number on pipes and other buildings Thursday night. As a result, plumbing and heating specialists were swamped with calls about frozen and busted pipes. “Yesterday we were wondering what was going on because there wasn’t as many service calls. Today, in the last 12 hours, we’ve gotten hundreds of calls,” said Daniel Schaeffer, of Johns Plumbing Heating and Air Conditioning. Schaeffer said there are steps technicians can take to […]

  • New fund helps homeless take classes at GTCC

    GREENSBORO, NC – Poverty and homelessness are serious problems in the Triad. Although there are jobs out there, employers say it’s hard to find qualified people to fill those positions. That’s why GTCC and the Greensboro Interactive Resource Center are working together, so the homeless can learn those skills needed to get jobs. “It`s very important. Going into the job market is competitive. It`s competitive in terms of looking for employment and being secure in those jobs,” said Lisa Cozart, […]

  • IRC sheltering big crowds due to winter weather

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Greensboro Interactive Resource Center says the demand for a warm place to stay has been incredibly high this week. IRC executive director Michelle Kennedy says 96 people stayed at the emergency shelter Sunday night. More than 80 people stayed at the IRC Monday and Tuesday night. “It’s good, because some people don’t have anywhere to go. Instead of sleeping under bridges, trains and abandoned houses they come here,” said Ray Alston, a homeless man at the […]

  • Teaching law enforcement to humanely handle aggressive animals

    ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, N.C. — Every day, law enforcement officers come in contact with animals. Sometimes it’s a stray, and other times it’s someone’s pet. “During the day, we have the services of animal control officers who are experts in what they do. But after 5 o’clock, the uniform officer becomes the animal control officer after hours,” said Rockingham County Sheriff Sam Page. It’s a challenge many law enforcement agencies face. That’s why the North Carolina Animal Federation has started a […]

  • New bill allows food stands to offer seating

    A Triad Senator has introduced a bill that would allow food stands to provide tables and chairs for customers without getting a restaurant permit. State Senator Jerry Tillman told FOX8 Senate Bill 7 impacts businesses like mini marts and food trucks. Tillman said allowing seating benefits the business and the customer — especially customers who are elderly or disabled. “That’s my bill. It just says yes, you can sit at a table with a chair. Common sense would dictate that […]

  • Greensboro participating in ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ initiative

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — The City of Greensboro has accepted a challenge from the White House to help children from low income families reach their full potential. The city will do that through the “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative. “The fact that this is looking at kids from birth through late teens and early college really just fit the niche we were looking at,” said Greensboro Mayor Nancy Vaughan. The goal is to help young people connect with mentors and local resources. […]

  • Update on Jamestown family of 4 displaced by house fire

    JAMESTOWN, N.C. — Multiple agencies responded to an early morning house fire on Pearce Drive that left a family homeless Sunday. The family of four was at home at the time of the fire, but were able to make it out safely. “My wife woke up at 2 a.m. and saw a glare coming through our master bathroom. We woke up, smelled smoke, went out to the great room and saw flames shooting up from our hot tub,” said Anthony […]


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