Andrea Roane

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For nearly four decades, Andrea Roane was a familiar face and voice bringing us the news on WUSA 9.

Before broadcasting, Andrea was a teacher and administrator in the New Orleans Public School System. Andrea left the classroom in 1974 to become an education reporter at the local public tv station, WYES-TV. Later, she was hired at the CBS affiliate, WWL-TV, to report on education issues.

Andrea left her native New Orleans in 1979 for Washington and first appeared on tv in DC at public tv station, WETA, as host/correspondent of METRO WEEK IN REVIEW.

In 1981, Andrea joined the TEGNA-owned CBS affiliate, Channel 9. Andrea anchored every news program from morning to afternoon, late night and weekends. When she stepped away from the anchor desk in July of 2018, she was anchor of WUSA 9 News at Noon and the station’s medical reporter.

A multi-EMMY and GRACIE Award winner, Andrea has covered a wealth of hard news stories, from politics, the arts, education, religion, and sports, to women’s health and empowerment issues.

In the DMV, Andrea’s commitment to women’s health and community service has been recognized with countless national and local awards including:

. A 2018 Inductee into the National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the National Academy of

Television Arts and Sciences Silver Circle

– The 2015 Board of Governors Award by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter.

– In 2014 Andrea was inducted into the DC Hall of Fame

In 2007, she was presented with an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters Degree from Marymount University

– In 2006, she was named a Washingtonian of the Year by Washingtonian Magazine

Among her many community affiliations: Andrea is a lifetime member of the NAACP and the National Council of Negro Women, former co-chair of the Kennedy Center’s Community Advisory Board; a member of the Capital Breast Care Center Community Advisory Council, a Trustee Emeritus of the Catholic University of America; a Dame of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta; a Sustaining Director of the Prevent Cancer Foundation; a member of the International Women’s Forum-DC, and a member of the Metropolitan DC Chapter of the Links, Incorporated.

Andrea received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Louisiana State University in New Orleans, which is now the University of New Orleans.