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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
  • Bingham Park sitting on contaminated soil

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Plans to make much-needed improvements to Bingham Park in east Greensboro are on hold after environmental testing uncovered contamination in the soil. It turns out the land was the site of a waste incinerator for more than 30 years. The incinerator was moved in the 1950s, but soil tests still show elevated levels of lead. As a result, plans to add things like a new playground, trails and a basketball court have been postponed. “There’s no immediate […]

  • Triad Veterans Stand Down event held in Greensboro

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — The 11th annual Triad Veterans Stand Down event was held at Westover Church Friday to help veterans facing homelessness. Organizers estimate 200 veterans attended the event. “There’s no excuse for it. There’s no excuse for any veteran to be homeless, so that’s why we’re here today. To try to decrease those numbers,” said Shanna Reece, executive director of the Servant Center and co-chair of the Stand Down committee. “Guilford County has come a long way to getting […]

  • Greensboro, local nonprofits using unserved cafeteria food to feed children in need

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Every day, leftover food is thrown away at school cafeterias across the Piedmont Triad. Now, the City of Greensboro and the Out of the Garden Project nonprofit are working to make sure that food no longer goes to waste. Thanks to a grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro, they’ve teamed up to launch the Food Reclamation Initiative. The goal is to reclaim unserved food from 12 school cafeterias every afternoon, repackage it in accordance with […]

  • Local property managers help end veteran homelessness

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Greensboro and Winston-Salem are working to end veteran homelessness by the end of the year as part of the National Mayor’s Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness. Officials in Greensboro say they will reach that goal if they can get a little more help from the community. So far, seven local property management companies have signed up to house homeless veterans. Once veterans are placed in a home, they receive case management and support through various veterans organizations. […]

  • Davidson County gets first Quick Response Vehicle

    DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. – A new quick response vehicle, or QRV, in Davidson County aims to get people the medical help they need faster. The vehicle is an SUV operated by a paramedic and equipped with the same tools as an ambulance. The difference is it cannot transport patients to the hospital. Davidson County is trying out the QRV for a year as part of a pilot program in Denton. “We have one ambulance that covers the southern end of […]

  • High Point to discuss $400k grant to revitalize vacant properties

    HIGH POINT, N.C. – The City of High Point is one of nine cities in North Carolina that received a $400,000 EPA Brownfield Grant to revitalize vacant or underused properties. Now, City officials are inviting the public to the first meeting to showcase the selected properties. Qualifying properties must be located within the core city and have either a real or perceived contamination issue. City staff have identified 15-17 qualifying properties so far. The grant money will be used over […]

  • GTCC launches honor guard training course

    JAMESTOWN, N.C. – A brand new course launched at Guilford Technical Community College this week. The Basic Drill and Ceremony course trains law enforcement to be part of the honor guard if a fellow officer dies. The first group of officers graduated from the one week class Friday afternoon. FOX8’s Stephanie Ando talked to those involved about why honor guards are so important.

  • BBB warns about ‘Vehicles Store’ scam

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Officials with the Better Business Bureau say a company claiming to sell high priced items out of Greensboro is really trying to scam people out of thousands of dollars. BBB President Kevin Hinterberger says it is a web business called “Vehicles Store.” The company claims to have an office on North Church Street in Greensboro, but the address does not actually exist. “They’re putting vehicles with codes and vehicle ID numbers on ads out there at a […]

  • Greensboro police officer’s dance moves getting lots of attention

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – A Greensboro police officer is getting people’s attention for something he did while on duty at the National Folk Festival. Officer Sam Alvarez says the music was so good, he couldn’t help but dance. FOX8’s Stephanie Ando talked to a woman in the crowd who caught the officer’s dance moves on camera.

  • Film incentives included in state budget compromise

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The North Carolina Senate passed a budget bill Wednesday, which means the compromise will now go to the House of Representatives. Part of the $21.7 billion budget includes $60 million set aside for film industry grants over the next two years. Rebecca Clark, executive director of the Piedmont Triad Film Commission, says the incentives are a huge improvement. She says the local film industry has suffered since the film tax credit program expired last year. “We recruited […]

  • Local educators react to state budget

    Even though we’re well into the school year, local school systems are just now getting a look at what the state budget could look like for the next two years. The Senate and House came out with the budget compromise Monday night. Angela Waiters Jackson, president of the Guilford County Association of Educators, says she’s glad to see things like more funding for textbooks and restored funding for drivers ed. “We’re really happy the teacher assistants are being funded at […]

  • Crews clean up after National Folk Festival

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — The first year of the National Folk Festival has officially come to an end. Crews spent Monday tearing down stages and tents. Organizers say all roads in Downtown Greensboro will reopen Tuesday. Besides two minor incidents, Greensboro police said the festival went very smoothly. FOX8’s Stephanie Ando talked to organizers about wrapping up the first year of the event.