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

ADPH Prepares for Increase of COVID-19 Patients

The number of confirmed Coronavirus cases in Alabama has surpassed 1,000. State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris says that between 120 and 130 of the confirmed COVID-19 patients are in hospitals…

Storm Shelters Impacted by COVID-19

The Coronavirus outbreak will impact storm shelters in our area. Autauga County EMA Director Ernie Baggett tells Alabama News Network that fewer people will be allowed into the county's shelters because of social distancing.  The county has two FEMA rated…

Wetumpka Church Votes to Tear Down Historic Chapel

A Wetumpka church damaged by last year's tornado has voted to tear down its historic chapel.  Now, the Elmore County Historical Society is asking church leaders to reconsider this decision. The First Baptist…

MCSO: Car Crashes into Downed Tree

An early morning wreck had Vaughn Road at Laurelwood Lane shut down Thursday. The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office says a tree fell across the road and then a car hit the…

Voters Head to the Polls for Super Tuesday

As many of you are voting for presidential hopefuls, several local primaries and elections are also taking place on Super Tuesday. There's an effort by Montgomery County officials to move polling sites from…

Extra: Emergency Call: Alabama

Alabama lawmakers are exploring a new statewide emergency notification system this legislative session. The proposal making its way through the state legislature would give all county EMAs a base level notification system.  This would…