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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
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    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 […]

  • Bell House residents scrambling to find new homes

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Several people are on the verge of losing their home. Bell House in Greensboro has cared for people with physical disabilities for 35 years, but it’s scheduled to close Friday due to state budget cuts. Residents, including Doris Lentz and Shelia Trexler, are still looking for new homes. “I came here when I was 26,” Lentz said. “Now, I’m 61 years old.” “It’s been my home for 35 years and right now, I don’t know where I’m […]

  • Apartment vacancy rate drops in Triad

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — The apartment vacancy rate in the Triad is the lowest it has been in a decade, according to a report released by a Charlotte research firm. In fact, the report shows demand for rental properties is so high that more than 93 percent of apartment units in the Triad are currently occupied. The Greenway at Fisher Park apartments in downtown Greensboro has been particularly successful. “Right now we’re 100 percent occupied, so we actually have a waitlist […]

  • Rally for Rockingham Co. magistrate who resigned over same-sex marriage

    WENTWORTH, N.C. — Hundreds of people gathered at the Rockingham County Courthouse Tuesday to support former magistrate John Kallam Jr. Kallam resigned after nearly 12 years as a magistrate, because he is religiously opposed to performing marriage ceremonies for same-sex couples. He says he was forced to choose between his job and his religion after same*sex marriage became legal in North Carolina. “I hold no animosity against anyone, but I will stand by my religious convictions,” said Kallam. Many who […]

  • Flu vaccine delay impacting Triad doctors

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — A national delay in flu vaccine shipments is affecting doctors’ offices in the Piedmont Triad. The state and seven different private companies distribute the flu vaccine every year. Right now, there are plenty of state supplied vaccines to go around, which is what Medicaid patients get. Doctors are waiting on some private companies to deliver vaccines for insured patients. The delay has been attributed to manufacturing problems. Greensboro Pediatricians is one of many local offices waiting for […]

  • Preparing for flu season

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — Doctors in the Triad say flu season is here a little early this year. In fact, one person has already died from the virus in North Carolina. Because it takes two weeks for the vaccine to start working, health experts are urging people to get vaccinated now. “If you get your shot and then get exposed to the flu in that two week window, you could still come down with it,” said Dr. Alexander Borun, with […]

  • First same-sex couple files for adoption in Guilford County

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — The first same-sex couple filed for adoption at the Guilford County Courthouse Monday afternoon. Shana Carignan and Megan Parker got married out of state in 2012. However, because their marriage wasn’t recognized in North Carolina, Parker had to adopt their son Jax as a single mother. “Shana is currently listed as ‘First Emergency Contact’ under his school form. She’s not the first emergency contact… she’s his mom, you know?” said Parker. After years of legal battles, […]

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    Judge denies Berger-Tillis’ request for oral arguments; no ruling on same-sex marriage ban

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — A judge on Friday denied House Speaker Thom Tillis and Senate leader Phil Berger’s request to make oral arguments to intervene on North Carolina’s same-sex marriage ban being struck down. Chief U.S. District Court Judge William Osteen Jr. will not rule on the same-sex marriage ban on Friday. Tillis and Senate leader Berger filed their legal brief Friday shortly before a noon deadline imposed by Osteen Jr. The GOP leaders are seeking to intervene after Democratic state Attorney General Roy […]

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    Jury: Former trooper was chasing speeder at time of fatal crash, case dismissed

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — A jury in Guilford County has ruled that a former Highway Patrol trooper who hit a car and killed two people was in pursuit of a speeder. A wrongful death suit filed against him has been dismissed. Four years ago, former trooper James Goodnight was pursuing a speeder on Business 85 near Jamestown when he crashed into a car, killing 55-year-old Sandy Allmond and 11-year-old Taylor Strange. Investigators ruled that Allmond caused the wreck, because she failed […]

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    Jury in Guilford County begins deliberations in suit against former trooper

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — A jury in Guilford County began deliberations Wednesday on one key claim that could either end a case involving a former trooper or move it forward. Four years ago, former trooper James Goodnight was pursuing a speeder on Business 85 near Jamestown when he crashed into a car, killing 55-year-old Sandy Allmond and 11-year-old Taylor Strange. Investigators ruled that Allmond caused the wreck, because she failed to yield when turning at River Road. However, her family […]

  • Davidson Co. burn survivor speaks out about domestic violence

    DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — It’s been exactly one year since a horrible domestic violence assault case out of Thomasville. On Oct. 7, 2013, Angela Byas’ husband doused her in five gallons of gasoline then lit her on fire. She was taken to the hospital with burns on more than 75 percent of her body. “They had pronounced me dead, but I’m still alive,” said Byas. “No matter what I’ve done or how many surgeries I’ve been through, I’ve come through […]

  • Former trooper wrongful death trial underway in Guilford County

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — Four years ago, a state trooper pursuing a speeder on Business 85 near Jamestown crashed into a car, killing two people. Now, the victims’ family is suing the trooper in civil court. The trial against former trooper James Goodnight started Monday. Wednesday, sheriff’s deputies shut down a stretch of Business 85 so jurors could see first-hand where 55-year-old Sandy Allmond and 11-year-old Taylor Strange were killed back in 2010. Two other children in the car were […]


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