Katy Andersen - Reporter

Published: Friday, October 25, 2019 @ 9:52 AM

Katy Andersen

I joined WHIO's team in September 2019. You can catch me on News Center 7 when I anchor Saturdays at 6 a.m., 8 a.m. and Noon, Sundays at 6 and 11 p.m., and while I am reporting during the week. 

 

I was born in Atlanta, Georgia. I grew up in the Knoxville, TN area until I moved to Chillicothe, Ohio in high school. I realized my passion for journalism when I took a broadcast journalism class at Chillicothe High School. That led me to the Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University, where I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in broadcast journalism with a minor in political science. 

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During my college years, I interned at WSYX and WBNS in Columbus, Ohio. I also studied abroad in Germany and worked for the U.S. Soccer Team during the World Cup in Sao Paulo, Brazil. 

 

I started my career as a weekend anchor and reporter at WSAZ in Charleston, WV. I then worked at WVNS in Beckley, WV as the morning anchor. While working in the Mountain State, I earned many accolades including Best Investigative Journalist, Best In-Depth Report and was recognized for Best Light Feature by the Associated Press of The Virginias. 

 

I am excited to be back in the Buckeye State to work at WHIO! When I am not working, I enjoy traveling, trying new foods and hanging out with my husband Tim and English Bulldog named Maggie. 

 

I have covered hundreds of stories from Presidential visits to deadly floods. I am honored to be able share each and every story. If you have a story idea for me, please email me at katy.andersen@cmg.com.

 

BIO QUESTIONS: 

 

Where were you born? Atlanta, GA. 

 

Where did you grow up? Knoxville, TN area 

 

What was your favorite TV show then? Anything on Disney! 

 

What was the first thing you ever wanted to be? A ballerina and violinist 

 

How might someone have described you in high school? Talkative! I used to get in trouble for talking too much in class.. but hey, it worked out for me! 

 

Were you involved in any high school sports? Cheerleading and track 

 

What was your first journalism job? Weekend Anchor/Reporter at WSAZ in Charleston, WV 

 

What do you like about your job? Meeting new people every day and sharing their stories. 

 

What don't you like about your job? Tight deadlines. 

 

If not working, what could someone find you doing on a weekend or time off? Hanging out with my husband, Tim, and my English Bulldog Maggie. 

 

What might people be surprised to know about me? I'm a dare devil - I love to sky dive, white water raft, and rollercoasters- anything that gets my adrenaline going! 

 

What would be a perfect day for you? Sleeping in and exploring a new city. 

 

What advice would give someone who wants to be a meteorologist? Hope your good at math! 

 

Favorite book: I hate to admit I am not an avid reader, any book suggestions? 

 

Favorite CBS show: The Price Is Right! I actually won the showcase on the show in LA. It aired on Memorial Day 2016. 

 

Favorite Food: Indian and Mexican Food 

 

Favorite Hobby: Traveling and trying new food 

 

Favorite movie: Anything Pixar! 

 

Favorite music: I seriously love all genres of music! 

 

Favorite travel destination: Visiting family in San Diego, CA or Greece

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