You know you've arrived in Selma when you cross over the Edmund Pettus Bridge and one of the first places many people stop is the Selma Welcome Center. "We try to tell people what Selma has to offer," explained greeter… continue reading ›
Andrew James joined Alabama News Network as a general assignment reporter in June 2016. Before reporting for Alabama News Network, Andrew worked as an assignment editor at WCCB in his hometown, Charlotte, North Carolina.
Andrew graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a degree in Communication Studies and minors in Journalism and Spanish. During college, he was an active member of the school newspaper and student news broadcast.
Andrew began learning Spanish in kindergarten at a language immersion school in Charlotte. He made his first trip abroad in the eighth grade as part of an exchange program in Spain. He later returned to Spain during college, motivating him to earn a minor in Spanish.
From a very young age, Andrew dreamed of being a television news reporter when he grew up. He first interned at a news station when he was in the eighth grade. That experience set him on the path to making his dream a reality.
Outside of work, Andrew loves the outdoors. Whether it is running trails or hiking through North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, Andrew loves to spend as much of his free time in the mountains as possible. He is also a big fan of the Carolina Panthers, enjoys going to see his favorite bands in concert and loves spending time with his dog Summit.
If you have any suggestions of places to hike in Alabama or any story ideas don’t hesitate to reach out to Andrew!
Alabama State Troopers are investigating a crash in Covington County that left one person dead and two others injured. Troopers say 46-year-old Karen Ritchie died when the car she was riding in was hit head-on yesterday. The crash happened around… continue reading ›
Millbrook Police are investigating an attempted armed robbery that happened Sunday afternoon. Police were called to Sandtown Road and Long Drive in regards to a robbery in progress around 2 p.m. Sunday. Police say the suspects met up with the… continue reading ›
The Tallapoosa County Sheriff's Department issued a Emergency Missing Child Alert Sunday for 11-year-old Victoria Skye Smith. Smith was last seen in Dadeville around 4 a.m. Sunday morning. She was last seen wearing a purple shirt with yellow writing, black… continue reading ›
Montgomery Police are investigating an afternoon shooting that sent a 17-year-old to the hospital. Police responded to the 3100 block of Sheldon Lane around 3:20 Saturday afternoon. They say a 17-year-old male was taken to the hospital. The severity… continue reading ›