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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
  • New businesses opening in downtown Greensboro

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Several new businesses are opening and expanding in downtown Greensboro. Chaney Properties recently bought the historic Book Trader Building, which was built in 1902. After sitting vacant for years, Dawn Chaney and her business partner are bringing it back to life. “I feel very exhilarated about it. I came downtown with my first building in 1979,” said Chaney. “We love downtown.” Chaney says they plan to turn the first floor into retail space and have apartments on […]

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    81-year-old taxi cab driver assaulted by man with knife in Greensboro

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — An 81-year-old taxi cab driver was cut when he was assaulted by a man with a knife early Thursday morning in Greensboro. The driver told police he was in his taxi in the area of John’s Curb Market on Market Street when he was approached by a man who showed a knife and demanded money. When the victim refused to give him money, the suspect slashed his right hand causing a minor injury. The driver’s grandson, Yott […]

  • Rapid Response Team retraining employees after Teleflex layoffs

    ASHEBORO, N.C. — Randolph Community College is partnering with the state’s Rapid Response Team to help more than 600 Teleflex employees find new jobs once layoffs start next year. RCC’s role is to train people so they have the skills needed for new jobs. “How we do things has changed tremendously over the last few years in the industry. One of the key things we’re doing now to help close the skill gap to continue to train on new and […]

  • State law aimed at helping businesses could cost cities millions

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — The Greensboro City Council is working on this year’s budget, but a decision in Raleigh has some city officials already worried about the 2015-2016 budget. Gov. Pat McCrory signed a bill into law last week that eliminates privilege license taxes, which are taxes businesses pay to do business in a city. The idea is to level the playing field for businesses, since different municipalities have been charging very different fees across the state. Businesses pay up […]

  • Thousands gather for Carolina Field of Honor dedication ceremony

    KERNERSVILLE, N.C. – Thousands of people gathered in Triad Park for the Carolina Field of Honor dedication ceremony Saturday. Created by veterans for veterans, it took years to bring the idea to life. Now, tributes to each branch of the military sit on the 8-acre plot of land, and the names of thousands of service men and women are memorialized on bricks. Governor Pat McCrory, other state and local elected officials, as well as high ranking military dignitaries attended the […]

  • Stokes Co. residents concerned over fracking legislation

    STOKES COUNTY, N.C. — A bill allowing permits for fracking in North Carolina passed in the Senate and House this week. Now, Gov. Pat McCrory’s signature is all that is needed to make it law. Fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, involves breaking through shale rock to free trapped natural gas. Permits could be issued by May 2015 if the bill becomes law. Myron Mitchell, a Walnut Cove resident, says his land on Watts Road could potentially be ground zero for hydraulic […]

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    Oprah on Dr. Angelou: ‘She will always be the rainbow in my clouds’

    Oprah issued a statement Wednesday afternoon on the passing of Dr. Maya Angelou: “I’ve been blessed to have Maya Angelou as my mentor, mother/sister, and friend since my 20’s.  She was there for me always, guiding me through some of the most important years of my life.  The world knows her as a poet but at the heart of her, she was a teacher.  ‘When you learn, teach.  When you get, give’ is one of my best lessons from her. She […]

  • House of Raeford Farms to bring 200 jobs to Davie Co.

    DAVIE COUNTY, N.C. — Two years after the Crestwood Farms Processing Plant closed in Mocksville, House of Raeford Farms has brought the facility back to life to expand its line of fully-cooked chicken products. Company officials say they hope to hire as many as 200 people in the next few years. “Oh man, that would put a lot of food on a lot of tables. It would definitely get a lot of bills paid for people who are jobless, driving […]

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    Wet ‘n Wild water park ready for opening weekend

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Wet’n Wild Emerald Pointe water park will officially open for summer on Saturday. Wet’n Wild will celebrate its 30th anniversary season from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Memorial Day weekend. The park will operate this year from Saturday, June 7 to Monday, Sept. 1. Wet’n Wild features more than 36 rides and attractions and has been ranked as one of the top ten water parks in the country, according to park officials. FOX8’s Stephanie Ando talked to […]

  • GM recall hitting home for Piedmont residents

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — General Motors has announced 29 recalls this year, which includes almost 14 million cars, trucks and SUVs. Fixing all those vehicles requires a lot of parts, which is why GM says it could be October before it finishes making part kits to fix almost three million cars with faulty ignition switches. “The way I understand it is when you’re driving, everything locks up. The airbag doesn’t deploy, your breaks don’t work, the engine shuts off, and you’re […]

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    19-year-old NC man missing after checking bags at O’Hare International Airport

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — A University of Illinois student scheduled to fly from Chicago to Greensboro is missing. Investigators say Hye Min Choi, 19, who also goes by Joseph, checked in at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago on Saturday. He was scheduled to take a United flight to PTI in Greensboro. He never made it. United Airlines told police that Choi did not book another flight through them. Police say his mother picked up his luggage at PTI airport in Greensboro […]

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    77-year-old Winston-Salem woman threatened armed robber with broom

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Police are looking for a man who tried to rob an elderly couple at their Winston-Salem business on Thursday night. The man entered the B&C Music and Trading Post on S. Main Street just after 6 p.m. In surveillance video, the suspect is seen asking about a couple items before he grabs his gun. That’s when Betty Johnson, 77, grabbed a broom. “I told him I’d break the broom over him if he didn’t get out of here and […]