Andrew James

News Reporter

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!

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Articles

Legislation To Allow Teachers to Carry Firearms

In the aftermath of the tragic school shooting in Parkland, Florida, leaders both nationally and locally are trying to find an answer to a growing problem.  Some say it's tightening gun laws, while one Alabama lawmaker says arming teachers could…

What's in Store for Cloverdale?

The Cloverdale neighborhood is a sought after part of Montgomery, but recently some people have noticed a handful of businesses moving from one part of town. Over the past year, popular restaurants Tomatinos and…

Montgomery Fire: Toddler Dies in House Fire

Montgomery Fire officials say a toddler died in a house fire Friday morning. Fire crews were called to the 3000 block of Savage Drive just before 8 a.m. Friday.  Officials…

MPD Investigating Business Robbery

The Montgomery Police Department says a business was robbed in the 2900 block of Carter Hill Road Wednesday morning. Police say a weapon was not used and no property was taken. No arrests have been made at this time.  …

Deadline for Candidate Qualifying this Week

The deadline to qualify for state elections is closing in.  The deadline is this Friday at 5 p.m. Here's breakdown of some of the candidates who have qualified so far: Republican candidates…

MPD Launches First Homicide Investigation of 2018

The Montgomery Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation after a deadly shooting Tuesday night. Emergency crews were called to the 2300 block of Highland Avenue around 9:30 p.m.  When they arrived at the scene, they found 25-year-old Charles Jones…

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Statue to be Built in Montgomery

After years of work, the city of Montgomery will be erecting a statue of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  Mayor Todd Strange confirmed the announcement Tuesday on Alabama News Network This Morning. One issue has been funding the project, but…