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

New Development in Cloverdale

We’re getting an update on new development underway in Old Cloverdale.  City leaders say this new project will have major impacts on this popular part of town. This development will bring new apartments and more…

Back to School Sales Tax Holiday

It’s shop ’till you drop for families looking for back to school supplies.  The 2019 Sales Tax Holiday officially starts today. This weekend means some school supplies, computers and clothing are all tax free.  We stopped by an office depot…

Foul Ball Safety at Riverwalk Stadium

There’s growing concern about foul ball safety in baseball stadiums across the country.  Already this season, multiple fans have been injured by foul balls at Major League games. The protective netting at Riverwalk Stadium…

10-Year-Old Missing in Crenshaw County Found Safe

The Crenshaw County EMA says 10-year-old Destiny Brown has been found safe Early Thursday morning, The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency issued an Emergency Missing Child Alert Brown. Destiny Brown was last seen on North Bolling Avenue in Rutledge. No further…

SPLC Threatens to Sue Over Montgomery Panhandling Ordinance

“Blatantly Unconstitutional,” that’s what the Southern Poverty Law Center has to say about the Montgomery City Council’s ordinance criminalizing panhandling.  In a letter to Mayor Todd Strange, the SPLC says the ordinance unfairly punishes…

Autauga Co. 9-1-1 Improvements

New technology is helping Autauga County 9-1-1 cut down on the time it takes to answer emergency calls, and just a few weeks into the program they’re already seeing major improvements. Autauga County is…

4th of July Travel Safety

As many people finalize their plans for the 4th of July holiday, local law enforcement has a strong warning for everyone: do not get behind the wheel of a car drunk and do…

Downtown Road Opens to Two-Way Traffic

If you take Washington Avenue in downtown Montgomery, you will notice some major changes.  A portion of the road, from South Court Street to South Lawrence Street, has changed from a one-way to a two-way street. Michael Breen works near…

Alabama Officer Leaves Intensive Care after Rattlesnake Bite

GREENVILLE, Ala. (AP) – An Alabama police officer has left intensive care after being bitten by a rattlesnake while on duty. News outlets report Greenville Officer Marissa Morrison has been given 16 vials of antivenin since Monday. The snake got…

Alabama’s Roy Moore to Announce US Senate Plans Thursday

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Conservative firebrand Roy Moore of Alabama will announce this week if he is running for U.S. Senate in 2020. Moore’s wife, Kayla Moore, confirmed that he will make an announcement on the Senate race Thursday. Moore…

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