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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
  • Winston-Salem residents start petition to shut down Royal Inn motel

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — West Salem residents have started an online petition asking the City of Winston-Salem to declare the Royal Inn a public nuisance. Brandon Vickers, a member of the West Salem Neighborhood Association, says the petition comes more than a year after they met with motel owners, police and city leaders to discuss ways to reduce crime around the motel. “There were lots of productive suggestions that were made, but it doesn’t appear as though there’s been much in […]

  • Abandoned homes a problem in High Point, Greensboro

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — There are hundreds of condemned, vacant homes waiting to be demolished across the Piedmont Triad. They’re not only eye sores, but they can also bring down property values in a neighborhood. In High Point, the city council approved plans to demolish nine homes across the city Monday night. However, Planning and Development officials say there are still more than 360 open housing cases on their list. “These things are not only quality of life concerns, they’re […]

  • High Point City Council to discuss Core City Action Plan

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — High Point organizations who have worked tirelessly to revitalize the city’s core are finding out what city leaders want to focus on in the next year. City officials plan to present the finalized 2014-2015 Core City Action Plan during Monday night’s city council meeting. After the presentation, city council members may vote to adopt the plan. David Covington is vice chairman of the City Project, an organization aimed at revitalizing 11 square miles of the city’s […]

  • Despite rainy forecast, Triad farmers struggling with drought

    Rain is in the forecast this week, but local farmers say they need a significant amount of rain to make up for the dry conditions we’ve had lately. “You can’t satisfy a farmer. Last summer was too much rain, this summer is hot and dry,” said Faylene Whitaker, owner of Whitaker Farms & Garden Center in Climax and Asheboro. It has been so dry, the North Carolina Department of Agriculture has placed most of the Triad under a drought advisory […]

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    Two arrested after two brothers found dead in Henry Co.

    HENRY COUNTY, Va. — The Henry County Sheriff’s Office has arrested two men in connection with the murder of two brothers from Axton, Va. Alfonso Navarro-Pena, 40, and Noel Navarro-Pena, 33, were found dead at the end of June. Investigators say they found $28,000 in cash, 25 pounds of marijuana, 2.6 ounces of cocaine, as well as drugs and ammunition at the brothers’ home. “It appears at this time that the motive for these murders may have been related to […]

  • VA transportation cuts affecting Piedmont families

    SALISBURY, N.C. — The VA Medical Center in Salisbury is no longer providing door-to-door transportation services to some veterans as part of a new transportation policy. A spokesperson for the VA told FOX8 the new policy went into effect on May 1. The change was intended cut costs by only providing door-to-door services, called Special Mode Transportation, to veterans who meet certain clinical requirements. Officials say the W.G. (Bill) Hefner VA Medical Center was the last hospital in the North […]

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    Graham woman caught on hidden camera stealing from infant’s grave

    ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. — A Burlington couple says they used a hidden camera to catch a woman stealing from their infant son’s grave. The couple’s son, Rylee Mark Trollinger, is buried at Alamance Memorial Park. “He was 3 months and 10 days old. He was born with a cleft lip and palate. He went in for surgery on that and didn’t make it out,” said Rebecca Trollinger, Rylee’s mother. Through decorations and visits, Rebecca and her husband, Robert, make sure […]

  • Randolph Co. Planning Board considering new campground resort

    RANDOLPH COUNTY, NC — The Randolph County Planning Board is considering a proposal to build a new RV resort and campground near the North Carolina Zoo. Jelly Stone Park Camp Resorts hopes to develop a 100 acre plot of land on Crestview Church Road into the largest campground in the county. The resort will be family oriented. Randolph County Planning and Development Director Hal Johnson hopes a new campground will boost tourism and the local economy. “We have numerous attractions […]

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    Woman shot, assaulted outside her Burlington home

    ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. — A woman was shot and assaulted in the backyard of her Burlington home Monday morning. The shooting occurred in the 600 block of Lakeside Avenue around 10 a.m. Monday. Debra Wilson, 56, was in her backyard when a man approached her. Police say the man shot her with either a pellet gun or small caliber gun and then assaulted her by striking her face and head. Her brother, Dan Doby, says Wilson was looking for her […]

  • Greensboro PD offering bicycle ride-alongs

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Greensboro Police Department is offering a bicycle ride-along program to residents for the first time this summer. The goal of the program is to give residents a first-hand look at what bike officers do on a daily basis. Greensboro Police Sgt. AH Hollis says bicycle patrol units usually ride between five and 20 miles each shift. “We’re not just going from call to call. We’re out actually meeting people, talking to people,” said Hollis. “Instead of […]

  • State program paying for students to attend private schools

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — Thousands of students across North Carolina will be able to attend private schools this fall thanks to a new state voucher program that officially launched Wednesday. The program is called the Opportunity Scholarship Program, which gives low-income families the opportunity to attend the private school of their choice. One of the most requested schools in the state is the Tri-City Christian Academy in High Point, according to the State Education Assistance Authority. “I think it opens […]

  • Makerspaces opening across the Triad

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Places called makerspaces, or hackerspaces, are popping up across the county. A makerspace is basically a community workshop where people can use equipment and tools to make things. There is already one open in Winston-Salem called the Fab Locker. Now, a new makerspace called The Forge is opening on West Lewis Street in downtown Greensboro. The Forge features a workshop in the front part of the building, then a community area and patio in back. “The space […]