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Andrea Blanford

Andrea Blanford is the anchor of 9 On Your Side Morning Edition and 9 On Your Side at Noon.

Andrea joined WNCT 9 On Your Side in June 2010 as a General Assignment Reporter and Digital Journalist.  She's covered issues affecting the East including James Richardson's double-murder trial, the Lenoir County residents' battle against annexation, and local public school systems' struggles with state budget cuts.  Andrea also delivered live coverage from areas hit hard by Tropical Storm Nicole and Hurricane Irene. 

Andrea graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she earned a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication with a double major in Political Science.

Andrea worked as an anchor/reporter on UNC's award-winning, student-run newscast Carolina Week.  Andrea spent the summer before her senior year working as a News Intern for WTVD in Raleigh and Durham where she found her true passion for journalism.

Andrea's a blue and true Tar Heel.  She was a member of the UNC Cheerleading Team all four years at Carolina.  She counts cheering at the 2009 Men's Basketball Championship game in Detroit as a highlight of her college career.  Go Heels!

Andrea enjoys the arts and she pursues oil painting in her spare time. 

Andrea's very excited about being in Eastern North Carolina and getting to know you!  She wants to cover the issues that matter to you most.  So if you have a story idea or just want to say hello send her an e-mail at ablanford@wnct.com

You can also find Andrea on Facebook here: http://tinyurl.com/AndreaBlanfordWNCT

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