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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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    Gov. McCrory to veto gay marriage objections bill

    RALEIGH, N.C. — Gov. Pat McCrory will veto Senate Bill 2, he said in a news release Thursday afternoon. The bill would allow court officials to opt out of same-sex marriage duties based on “sincerely held religious” objections. Many same-sex couples in the Triad have been closely following the bill. “It breaks my heart to know people who love each other so much could be turned away just because of one person,” said Ashley Benton, who married her partner Latoya […]

  • NC NAACP, residents fighting fracking in Stokes County

    STOKES COUNTY, NC — Stokes County residents aren’t giving up the fight to stop fracking from coming to North Carolina. Tuesday, the NC NAACP held a news conference with residents opposing plans to drill a core hole on land along Crestview Dr. in Walnut Cove. If shale gas is found, they’re concerned about the environmental impacts of hydraulic fracturing. NC NAACP officials say they’re also opening a civil rights investigation, because the test drilling site is near a low-income, African-American […]

  • Greensboro City Council considering major changes to meetings, committees

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Twice a month, the Greensboro City Council settles into the Plaza Level Conference Room at City Hall to work through City issues. However, one of the items discussed Tuesday was an idea that would get rid of work sessions altogether. “It’s a new thing. Some members of council have several questions about it. I hope at the end of the day we can move forward, try it out, and see if it works,” said Council Member Jamal […]

  • Increased parking rates could be coming to Greensboro

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Drivers could pay more for parking in Greensboro soon. Increased parking rates for on-street parking and monthly parking decks are part of the 2015-2016 budget. The additional money would go towards improving existing parking decks and their elevators. During a budget presentation earlier this month, City Manager Jim Westmoreland recommended increasing hourly parking rates by 25-50 cents depending on the location in the city. He also proposed increasing monthly parking rates by $10 each month. The City […]

  • Local law enforcement officials increase patrols for Memorial Day weekend

    DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. – With more people on the road and at local lakes this Memorial Day weekend, law enforcement agencies are making sure people behind the wheel aren’t putting others at risk. North Carolina State Highway Patrol and Wildlife Resources Commission are working together on the “On the Road, On the Water, Don’t Drink and Drive” initiative. FOX8’s Stephanie Ando rode along on a patrol on High Rock Lake in Davidson County. She has more on what law enforcement […]

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    Greensboro City Council to hold public hearing on Friendly, Hobbs rezoning plans Tuesday

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — After years of opposition, it looks like some neighbors have had a change of heart about rezoning the area near Friendly Center. The Hobbs Landing Neighborhood Association wrote a letter of support to the city council in regards to redevelopment plans at West Friendly Avenue and Hobbs Road. Attorney Tom Terrell says they were able to come to an agreement with the neighborhood association after months of negotiations. “Because this development has been a magnet for opposition […]

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    State allocating more money for textbooks, digital resources

    RALEIGH, N.C. — After years of cuts, it looks like public schools could be getting more money for textbooks. The increased funding is part of the House education budget that was released Thursday. According to the proposal, public schools would get an additional $50 million to support textbooks and digital resources over the next two years. School officials in the Piedmont Triad say the funding is much needed. “This year, we have gotten a little over a million dollars in […]

  • GED students at GTCC pursue careers in health care

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — A pilot program at Guilford Technical Community College is allowing GED students to train to become Certified Nursing Assistants at the same time. The ‘Basic Skills Plus – NA Track’ program launched in February. A state grant allows GTCC to offer the course at no extra cost to students. “You’re not just working on your GED then saying, ‘Now what am I going to do?’ You get your GED, then you have employability skills, and you […]

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    Local church raising money for Nepal earthquakes relief

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — A local church serving refugees in the Piedmont Triad is raising money to help earthquake victims in Nepal. At least 50 people are dead and over 1,200 people are hurt after an earthquake shook Nepal Tuesday. This is the second massive earthquake to hit the Asian country in less than a month. Pastor Toby Johnson says Word Seekers Internation Church has been working with a missionary near Kathmandu. “He’s now going to different villages around Kathmandu, […]

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    House bill could change trucking regulations

    RALEIGH, N.C. — Safety advocates held a press conference in Raleigh Monday asking lawmakers to reject changes to trucking regulations. The policy provisions are part of the 2016 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development funding bill. The proposal would force states to allow longer double trailers on the road and increase the number of hours truck drivers can spend behind the wheel. Jennifer Tierney, a Kernersville resident and Truck Safety Coalition NC volunteer coordinator, attended the press conference in Raleigh. Her […]

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    UPDATE: Missing 7-year-old High Point boy found safe

    UPDATE — Jacob Myers, 7, was found safe Sunday night nearly seven hours after he was taken. Police found him during a traffic stop on Eastchester Drive around midnight. The woman who took Jacob is a family friend, according to police. Officials are still working to find out why she took the boy. Original story  HIGH POINT, N.C. — Police in High Point are looking for a 7-year-old boy who was reported missing on Mother’s Day. Jacob Myers was reported missing by […]

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    Greensboro Fire Department hopes city will fund new positions

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Greensboro Fire Department is asking for more money next year to be able to hire a few more firefighters. Right now, most Greensboro ladder companies operate with three person crews. Fire Chief Gregory Grayson says adding a fourth person to ladder companies is what the department needs to increase safety and speed when responding to calls. “The four person company compared to three scientifically has been proven to be at least 25 percent more effective at […]


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