He began his career in 1979 with a scholarship at Wilkes University where he operated the school radio station and college newspaper. While at Wilkes, he began working at Hazleton Area radio stations WQEQ/WXPX. He also reported for area newspapers.
For much of his reporting career, Andy covered the police and crime beats. In that role he did stories that had far-reaching impact. One story resulted in the reopening of a death investigation. Another helped authorities track down a man who faked his own death.
Many television journalists build a career by moving from market to market, but Andy has no desire to do that. "This is my home. I'm proud to tell people I'm from Northeastern Pennsylvania and I'm thrilled that I'm being given the opportunity to provide my neighbors with an incredibly powerful tool: information," he says.
The stories that Andy has found most fulfilling have been those dealing with children. His "Stranger Danger" series is dedicated to helping parents keep their children safe. Andy has been leading the I-Team's investigation into Internet Predators. So far 5 have been arrested, and those investigations were featured on CNBC on 'The Big Idea' with Donnie Deutsch as well as WBRE News.
A Wilkes University graduate, Andy first joined WBRE-TV in 1985. He has won numerous journalism awards and has frequently appeared on national newscasts, including MSNBC, NBC, and CNN. Andy's reporting has been recognized by the Associated Press, the Pennsylvania Chief's of Police Association, and the Pennsylvania State Attorney General.
Andy was the lead reporter when WBRE-TV won an Emmy for best newscast. He is also involved in the community helping raise money with the American Cancer Society, Helping Hands, and Make-A-Wish Telethons. Andy is proud to serve on numerous community boards and supports other agencies including the Salvation Army, American Red Cross, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and the Volunteer Center of Greater Hazleton.
He and his wife, Mary, and their daughter, Jacqueline, continue to live in the Hazleton Area.
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