Andrea is happy to be part of the 13 On Your Side team. She’s joining the newsroom in May 2021 as a reporter with our 11PM newscast. She’s new to West Michigan, but she’s excited to get to know about everything in the area – from the lakeshore to Grand Rapids and everything in between.
Andrea grew up outside the city of Chicago in Berwyn, IL. She knew from a young age that she wanted to be a journalist while watching Chicago news every day, specifically the fun and inspiring WGN Morning News team. Andrea graduated from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a degree in Journalism. She spent the following two years at WQAD in the Quad Cities, where Iowa and Illinois meet along the Mississippi River. Andrea loves how every day is different in news, and she’s excited to now tell West Michigan stories every day.
When she’s off the clock, Andrea is definitely spending time with her dog Murphy. She jumped on the pandemic-puppy train and rescued Murphy when he was just two weeks old in the summer of 2020. She’s looking forward to exploring West Michigan with him. Andrea loves to catch a Cubs or Bears game (sorry!) with some hard cider (a Michigan staple, right?) on the weekends.