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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
  • Hundreds march in honor of Greensboro sit-in anniversary

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Sundays marks the 55th anniversary of the famous sit-in protest by four black college students at Woolworth’s in Greensboro. To honor the legacy of the Greensboro Four, hundreds of GCS students walked from North Carolina A&T University to the International Civil Rights Center and Museum, where Woolworth’s once stood. NC A&T students also participated in the March Friday. “I heard about how people were throwing food and spitting at them and what not. I think about the […]

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    Investigators seek leads in animal cruelty case

    WENTWORTH, N.C. — Rockingham County Sheriff’s Investigators are looking for a leads in an animal cruelty case. Coy Rahman, 71, of Reidsville told deputies that his 9-year-old cat, Toby, was shot Jan. 25. The family brought the pet to a veterinarian, and he died Wednesday. “He just meant everything to me. Only one thing was more important to me, and that’s my wife,” said Rahman. Investigators say they have no suspects at this point. “I’d like to see justice done, […]

  • High Point woman jumps from roof of burning 2-story house

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — Fire officials say a woman jumped from the roof of a two-story home after a fire broke out on the first floor Tuesday evening. The fire was reported at a boarding house on Cable Street in High Point. The High Point fire marshal says the official cause of the fire is undetermined, but there was a space heater in use in the room where the fire broke out. “As I went towards the room, I looked […]

  • Greensboro College Commission holds first meeting

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — The City of Greensboro is holding its first College Commission meeting Tuesday night. The College Commission is made up of students from each of Greensboro’s seven colleges and universities. The goal is to get college students more involved in the community and find ways to attract and retain young professionals. The program is run by the city’s Parks and Recreation Department. “Think about it, we have approximately 40,000 students in Greensboro. What we want is to understand […]

  • Thomasville mother blames immunization shots for daughters’ autism

    THOMASVILLE, N.C. — Measles was eliminated in the United States 15 years ago, but now, at least 68 people in 11 states are battling the virus. The Centers for Disease Control says the current outbreak started at a Disney theme park in Southern California, and the majority of people who got the measles were not vaccinated. The measles immunization shot is one of several recommended for children at various ages, but some parents question the safety of some vaccines. Jamie […]

  • 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 […]


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