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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
  • Kernersville police create police dog retirement fund

    KERNERSVILLE, N.C. — K-9 police officers are responsible for everything from narcotics searches to apprehending criminals during their careers. But once they retire, their police handlers usually take the dogs home as pets, which means they are financially responsible for their medical costs. That’s why the Kernersville Police Department is trying something new to take care of retired K-9 officers. “What we want to ensure is that — after these dogs have given so much to the police department and […]

  • High Point man warns neighbors about dog attack

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — A High Point man says he’s scared to walk outside his home after his roommate’s pet dog was viciously attacked and killed. It happened early Sunday morning on Brentwood Street. Jay Brim says pit bulls are responsible. “They just attacked her. They were probably 60-70 pounds. She was maybe 15 pounds,” said Brim. Brim says the dogs were brown and white, and they ran away down Springfield Street. High Point police were not able to find […]

  • Utility assistance still available through some Triad agencies

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — Temperatures are warming up for spring, but a lot of people are still opening up winter utility bills that they just can’t pay. However, there is help available. One agency still providing utility assistance is the Salvation Army of High Point. “Usually we have a personal responsibility policy at the Salvation Army where you pay a portion of your bill, but we’re waiving that at this time so individuals can get their higher bills paid now. […]

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    Lightning strikes Greensboro home, starts fire

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — A lightning strike started a fire at a Greensboro home early Thursday morning. Firefighters responded to the home located on Windermere Drive at 3 a.m. Homeowners say the fire was contained to the crawlspace below the house. Lightning also split a tree on the property in half. “To be honest with you, we didn’t really know there was a tree down until an hour after we got out. We were so focused on the fire that was […]

  • Animal advocates oppose bill that allows giving animals away

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Many people don’t realize it, but there are more than cats and dogs at the Guilford County Animal Shelter. Hundreds of exotic animals and livestock are surrendered to the Guilford County shelter every year, because their owners can’t take care of them. That’s why Shelter Director Marsha Williams is very concerned about a state bill that could potentially allow more people to give animals away at places like carnivals and fairs. “My first thought was, ‘Oh my […]

  • Triad company set to print Duke NCAA Championship shirts

    MADISON, N.C. — A company in the Triad has been tapped by Nike to print the official NCAA Championship shirts if Duke wins. Bob Hemrick, with Custom Screens Incorporated, says they got the designs for the shirt last week. They’ve already printed the first round of pre-ordered shirts, but the rest of the order won’t be printed unless Duke wins. “We’re at a standstill right now, but we’ll have about 80 employees coming back tonight at 10:30 p.m. We’ll watch […]

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    Firefighters putting out hot spots on trail in Greensboro

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Firefighters are working to put out hot spots on a trail in Greensboro. The fire broke out about 1/4 mile down a trail near North Church Street and Plainfield Road. N.C. Forest Service officials said they still aren’t sure how the fire started, but it doesn’t look suspicious. The fire burned through about 1/2 acre of land.

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    Triad couple creates toy tattoo machine for children

    LEWISVILLE, N.C. — A couple in the Piedmont Triad has come up with an idea for toy, which they say a lot of families need. It’s a mini tattoo machine designed specifically for young children. FOX8’s Stephanie Ando talked to the creators who say they’re getting orders for the toy from all over the world.

  • Push to end emissions testing in some NC counties

    RALEIGH, N.C. — The N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources is recommending state lawmakers change auto emissions test requirements in some counties. NCDENR conducted a study that found eliminating emissions tests in counties with fewer vehicles would not harm air quality. The Triad counties potentially impacted include Rockingham, Surry, Stokes and Wilkes counties. All drivers in North Carolina would still be required to get annual safety inspections. If passed by state lawmakers, the emissions test program changes would go […]

  • Burglars break in, vandalize Greensboro home in broad daylight

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Having your home broken into is bad enough, but a man in Greensboro says burglars also vandalized his home on West Friendly Avenue before leaving with his things. “All my belongings were gone. They stole my whole life. Everything that was worth value was taken. Everything,” said Justin Lloyd, the burglary victim. Police say the suspects took $3,300 worth of electronics from his home near the UNCG campus Sunday night. Lloyd says they also trashed his home, […]

  • Pump track could be built in Greensboro soon

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Piedmont Triad already has a thriving bicycling community, but cyclists may have an alternative to normal bike trails soon. A group in Greensboro is hoping to build a pump track by the end of the year. “We have half a dozen bike shops in town. We have all these trails accessible to us. Bike pump tracks and bike parks in general are kind of the next big thing coming,” said Susan Thomas, a mountain biker in […]

  • Coal ash could stay in Eden

    EDEN, N.C. — It’s been over a year since the massive coal ash spill into the Dan River in Eden. Since then, state lawmakers have told Duke Energy to find a safer way to dispose of the toxic ash in order to prevent something like that from happening again. Now, an attorney representing the City of Eden confirms they are in discussions with Duke Energy to keep coal ash in the city. “There are some citizens who are concerned that coal […]


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