Andrew James

Alabama News Rising Anchor/Reporter

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Andrew James co-anchors Alabama News Rising from 5-7 a.m. weekday mornings on CBS 8 and ABC 32 with Jalea Brooks.

Andrew joined Alabama News Network as a general assignment reporter in June 2016. Before joining 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

MPD: Juvenile Injured in Shooting Tuesday

Montgomery Police say a juvenile has life-threatening injuries after a shooting Tuesday afternoon. Police responded to the 2200 block of Semmes Drive around 4:20 Tuesday afternoon in response to a reported shooting.  Police say the…

MPD Investigating Deadly Shooting Sunday Night

Montgomery Police have opened a homicide investigation after 61-year-old Sandra Smith was shot and killed Sunday night. Police say the shooting happened around 10:30 Sunday night near South Court Street and Huntley Drive.  Smith was taken to the hospital with…

Montgomery Police Investigate Early Morning Crash on Ann Street

UPDATE: Ann Street near Interstate 85 is back open.  Montgomery Police have not released any information about any injuries. ORIGINAL STORY: Montgomery Police are investigating a traffic accident Friday morning on Ann Street near Interstate 85. Police have not released…

Major Renovations Planned For Garrett Coliseum

The City of Montgomery has big plans for Garrett Coliseum.  Just last week, ownership of the coliseum officially transferred from the State of Alabama to the city. Montgomery City Council President Charles…

Tuskegee Police Investigating Two Deadly Shootings Tuesday

The Tuskegee Police Department has opened two homicide investigations after deadly shootings Tuesday. Tuskegee Police have arrested 24-year-old Quantavious Jackson in connection to a shooting in the 500 block of Crenshaw Circle.  Jackson is charged with murder and is in…

Trump and First Lady Test Positive for Coronavirus

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump says he and first lady Melania Trump have tested positive for the coronavirus. Trump's positive test comes just hours after the White House announced that senior aide Hope Hicks came down with the virus…

First Presidential Debate Happening Tonight

The stage is set for the first presidential debate tonight in Cleveland, Ohio. President Donald Trump and Former Vice President Joe Biden will square off at Case Western Reserve University for…

Police Respond to Traffic Accident on Atlanta Highway

Montgomery Police are responding to a single vehicle traffic accident on Atlanta Highway near Coliseum Boulevard. The car left the roadway and collided into a brick column. Alabama News Network Traffic Reporter Jerry Howell says police responded to the accident…

American Red Cross Preps for Hurricane Sally

The American Red Cross and Alabama Power are two local organizations prepping for Hurricane Sally. Both have crews deployed to the Gulf Coast ready to respond. The American Red Cross has already opened shelters in Alabama and Mississippi and they…

Body of Missing ASU Student Found

  Update: Montgomery police say they have found the body of 22-year-old Adam Dowdell, Jr. Police have opened a death investigation after they say a body was found in the 800 block…