Andrew James

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

Wetumpka Boys and Girls Club Fights for Funding

  The Wetumpka Boys and Girls Club is fighting for funding after the Wetumpka City Council voted to not include the club in its budget.  Percy Gill, on the council, says he does not understand why that decision was made.…

A Look Inside Montgomery's Camp Hope

From the road, it doesn't look like much, but in the woods, on the banks of the Alabama River you'll find Camp Hope.  It's home to five people who are homeless and…

New Technology Helps Secure Homes

New security camera technology is giving homeowners even more ways to protect their homes.  Law enforcement officials say this technology can be very helpful in fighting crime, but that not just any setup is going to get the job done.…

Former Governor Don Siegelman Released from Federal Prison

News of former Governor Don Siegelman's release from federal prison traveled fast in the Capital City Wednesday.  Many people in Montgomery were happy to hear the news.   Siegelman served as governor from 1999 to 2003.  In 2006, he was…

State Auditor Against Governor's Prison Plan

State Auditor Jim Zeigler rallied supporters Tuesday to oppose Governor Robert Bentley's prison plan.  Ziegler says the plan will hurt taxpayers. "The Bentley plan will in-debt the taxpayers for over a…

Montgomery Public Schools Budget Hearing

With the possibility of a state takeover looming, Montgomery Public Schools officials are working on issues highlighted by State Superintendent Michael Sentance.  The first issue involves the school's finances.  The School Board recently appointed Brenda Palmer as Interim Chief School…

Home Surveillance Footage Raises Concerns

A homeowner in the McGehee Estates neighborhood captured something startling on her home surveillance cameras Wednesday morning.  Katherine Hert says she found a man in a black Mercedes who shouldn't have been…