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

Large Business Fire Under Investigation in Brundidge

The Brundidge Fire Department is investigating a large fire Tuesday morning at Car City on Highway 231. Fire crews were called the business in the 600 block of Highway 231 just before 5 a.m. Tuesday.  Officials say two buildings caught…

Final Preps Underway for Montgomery Bowl

The Montgomery Bowl kicks off Wednesday night at Cramton Bowl.  Memphis and Florida Atlantic will face off in the first of two bowl games Montgomery is hosting this year. Executive Director Johnny Williams was live on Alabama News Rising with…

State Health Officer Live on Alabama News Rising

State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris was live on Alabama News Rising Tuesday to discuss the latest on a coronavirus vaccine. According to the Alabama Department of Public Health, three Alabama hospitals received their initial shipments of the Pfizer vaccine…

Magical Christmas Toy Drive: The Vance Law Firm

Alabama News Network is proud to bring you the 7th Annual Magical Christmas Toy Drive benefitting the Salvation Army of Montgomery. We are collecting new, unwrapped toys until December 11th.  The Salvation…

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…