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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.

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    Hornets visit Greensboro for D-League meeting

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Representatives from the Charlotte Hornets visited the Piedmont Triad Tuesday to see if Greensboro could be home to a new NBA developmental league team. The Hornets D-League Site Selection Committee toured the Greensboro Coliseum and met with Greensboro city leaders during their visit. Greensboro’s proposal includes splitting games between three different venues — two venues at the Greensboro Coliseum and one at the Joel Coliseum in Winston-Salem. City officials say that model would give more people access […]

  • Listen to 911 calls that resulted in capture of escaped convict in Davidson County

    DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — A convict who escaped from a North Carolina prison over the weekend is now behind bars at the Davidson County Jail. Listen below to 911 calls that resulted in his capture. One of the callers tells the 911 operator that a person seen walking on Old (Highway) 52 “looks just like someone that was on FOX8,” referring to the mug shot the TV station aired and posted online of 29-year-old Antonio McNeil. Another caller said she had just left […]

  • How to choose safe and healthy restaurants

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — We all have our favorite restaurants we go to all the time. But since a lot of people have time off and travel during the summer, it’s important to make sure new restaurants you try are safe. One option is to check restaurant inspection scores online. Guilford County Senior Environmental Health Specialist James Priddy says their 10 inspectors are responsible for more than 1,500 restaurants. Restaurants are inspected two times a year, three times a year, or […]

  • Food safety tips for your kitchen this summer

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — The possible salmonella outbreak in Davidson and Davie Counties shows just how easily food borne illnesses can spread. What happened at Tarheel Q in Davidson County can happen in your kitchen at home too. FOX8’s Stephanie Ando talked to experts about how to make sure the food you serve is safe.  

  • Bull City Ciderworks expanding to Lexington Depot District

    LEXINGTON, N.C. — The City of Lexington has announced its first new addition to the Depot District. Bull City Ciderworks, which produces hard apple cider, plans to open a production facility at the old Lexington Home Brands plant. The facility, on South Salisbury Street, will also have a tasting room and be open for tours. Owner John Clowney says they picked Lexington because of the cheaper rent and central location. Plus, the owners are originally from Davidson County. Clowney says […]

  • National Folk Festival coming to downtown Greensboro

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Downtown Greensboro is gearing up for a big celebration. The National Folk Festival coming to town September 11-13. The event is free and open to the public. For more information about the National Folk Festival and the acts participating visit their website.

  • National Folk Festival map unveiled for downtown Greensboro

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — We knew The National Folk Festival was coming to the Piedmont Triad, but now we know where. Organizers unveiled the festival map during a news conference Wednesday. Nine stages will be set up around a half-mile radius of downtown Greensboro. The event will be held Sept. 11-13. It is free and open to the public. FOX8’s Stephanie Ando found out more about the festival set up. For details, click here.

  • Greensboro shark attack survivor talks recovery, recent attacks

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Five years ago, Carley Schlentz survived a shark attack at Topsail Island. Now, the Greensboro teenager is about to go off to college at Appalachian State University. FOX8’s Stephanie Ando sat down with Schlentz Tuesday to talk about her recovery and the recent shark bites off the North Carolina coast.

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    Wesleyan Christian Academy head addresses school about staff member who died during mission trip in Jamaica

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — Students on a mission trip to Jamaica are returning home Monday after a tragedy during their trip. 25-year-old Lee Rickman, a staff member at Wesleyan Christian Academy, died after he was hit by a tree branch in Jamaica. School officials say the team was at a local waterfall on their day off from ministry when a gust of wind knocked off a heavy branch and struck Rickman and school pastor Paul Coates. Coates has since been released […]

  • SBI warns about dangers of one-pot meth labs

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — The State Bureau of Investigation has busted more than 200 meth labs in North Carolina this year. Officials say the vast majority of those labs are one-pot meth labs. State officials say that method of cooking meth is usually for personal use, not selling. The ingredients are easy to get and the meth is cooked in a plastic water bottle. “You put the ingredients together with no chemistry knowledge. It’s very explosive, very flammable. An hour-and-a-half […]

  • Triad SPCA raising money for new facility

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — After more than 15 years on Hines Chapel Road in Greensboro, the SPCA of the Triad’s lease is expiring. Now, the rescue is raising money for a new no-kill facility. A fundraiser will be held Saturday, June 13 at Fat Dog’s Grille & Pub in Greensboro from 12 p.m. to 12 a.m. FOX8’s Stephanie Ando has more about the new facility.

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    GTCC GED graduation to be held Saturday

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – Teenagers across the Piedmont Triad are counting down the days until graduation. However, they aren’t the only ones excited to get their diplomas. Dozens of GED students at Guilford Technical Community College are graduating this weekend. FOX8’s Stephanie Ando talked to one of those students who learned so much more than the lessons in her textbooks.


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