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.
GREENSBORO, N.C. — These days, a lot of people use dating websites to try and find their perfect match. But humans aren’t the only species that need a little extra help. It turns out the colony of African penguins at the Greensboro Science Center need matchmakers too. Because African penguins are endangered, they are paired based on genetics. To help new relationships develop, animal keepers arrange for couples to spend quality time together outside the Carolina SciQuarium exhibit. “Depending on […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Greensboro police and the FBI continue to investigate a threat made to Beth David Synagogue and B’nai Shalom Day School. The threat was made in a letter, which was delivered Monday afternoon. School administrators decided to end classes early Monday. The school remained closed Tuesday as a safety precaution, according to GPD Public Information Officer Susan Danielsen. Greensboro police were notified about the letter at 12:46 p.m. Monday. Danielson said the letter contained racial epithets and threatened violence […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Several local groups held a news conference Monday night to welcome Syrian refugees to the Piedmont Triad. Organizers say the event is in response to the “intense backlash” against Syrian refugees after the terror attacks in Paris, Beirut and Baghdad. Co-sponsors include NC African Services Coalition, American Friends Service Committee, Church World Service, Cone Health Family Medicine Refugee Clinic, FaithAction International House, Islamic Center of Greensboro, NC Muslim Outreach Initiative, New Arrivals Institute and the North Carolina […]
HIGH POINT, N.C. – The recent terror attacks in Paris have sparked a national debate about whether it is safe to continue accepting refugees from Syria into the United States. One of the big arguments against allowing Syrian refugees, according to Governor Pat McCrory, is that the state receives almost no information about the individuals when they come to North Carolina. “North Carolina has received 59 refugees from Syria. To date, we have received little or no security information about […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — People are discussing police community relations across the country. But in Greensboro, police are now questioning city leaders. Wednesday night, the Greensboro Police Officers Association sent out a statement concerning the city’s decision to stop pulling drivers over for minor vehicle infractions. The policing change was made after a New York Times article pointed out racial disparities found in Greensboro traffic stop data. In the statement, GPOA wrote, “Our officers took an oath of office to serve […]
GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — Several Guilford County schools were placed on lockdown early Wednesday afternoon while authorities searched for a Ragsdale High School student who was reportedly seen with a gun. Col. Randy Powers with the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office said the student in question has been located and taken into custody, as well as the gun. All lockdowns were lifted shortly before 1 p.m. Powers said the incident started when a school resource officer was notified by students that […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — The recent terror attacks in Paris have sparked debate about whether the United States should continue helping refugees from Syria. Now, a state representative is asking the same question about the “Every Campus a Refuge” campaign at Guilford College. The goal of the program is to temporarily house one Syrian refugee family on campus during their processing and resettlement period. “For those 90 days, they would be our family. The community would be all hands on deck […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Guilford County Sheriff B.J. Barnes says former animal shelter director Marsha Williams has been issued five misdemeanor citations for cruelty to animals. Barnes made the announcement during a press conference Thursday afternoon. He was joined by North Carolina First Lady Ann McCrory and Guilford County Commissioner Hank Henning. First Lady Ann McCrory said the atrocities and torture are beyond anything she’s ever heard of before. Barnes said the new charges are intended to make a point that […]
MOUNT AIRY, N.C. — A large fire broke out at a church in Mount Airy on Sunday night, but nobody was inside at the time of the fire. Authorities said the fire started in the old sanctuary at Bannertown Baptist Church on Westfield Rd at about 6 p.m. A youth service was supposed to be held in the old sanctuary Sunday night, but church leaders say a youth pastor’s wife smelled the smoke and called authorities. It took several hours […]
SALISBURY, N.C. — More than six decades after he was reported missing in action in South Korea, Army PFC Frank Worley has finally been laid to rest in North Carolina. Worley was buried with full military honors at the Salisbury National Cemetery Friday. His family, including a brother who lives in Winston-Salem, attended the funeral. Worley disappeared in 1951 during the Korean War. His status was amended to “deceased” in 1954. Then in 1992, the North Korean government returned the […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — North Carolina colleges and universities are waiving fees this week so high school students can send in applications for free. Seniors in Guilford County Schools are taking advantage of the opportunity. However, waived application fees are just the beginning. Now, Guilford County is a “Say Yes to Education” community, so thousands of students are eligible to receive free college tuition regardless of how much money their parents make. Say Yes provides last-dollar tuition scholarships to GCS graduates […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — A college student was taken to the hospital after she was hit by a car at the intersection of South Aycock Street and Walker Avenue Thursday morning. University of North Carolina at Greensboro police say the driver responsible drove away before officers got to the scene. Now, investigators are looking for the gray Dodge Challenger they believe was involved in the crash. The accident Thursday morning is far from the first to occur at the intersection near […]