Amy Andrews co-anchors FOX 2 News Morning and created the Amy's Angels franchise to highlight those making a difference in their communities and beyond.
After graduating from college, she packed her bags and moved to Colorado to work as an anchor/reporter for a small television station on the Western Slope. She says she can remember looking in her rearview mirror as she drove away from her home in metro Detroit thinking “someday I will be back working for FOX 2 News."
Amy attended Indiana University for three years before transferring to Oakland University where she graduated cum laude with a BA in Journalism. Amy also graduated from Specs Howard School of Broadcast Arts in Southfield. While in school, she worked as a weekend sports anchor at WSYM in Lansing. She also interned with the Detroit Lions.
After that, she moved to Montrose, Colorado where she made the switch from sports to news at KREY/KREX. The next stop, "then" UPN affiliate KLBC TV2 in Laughlin, Nev. Two and a half years later it was off to San Luis Obispo, Calif. where Amy worked as a reporter/anchor for KSBY 6. Several years later, she started feeling the "pull" of the Midwest and realized it was time to make her way back home.
Amy took a job at WNEM TV5 in the Flint/Saginaw market. She started as a weekend anchor and worked her way up to morning/noon anchor and co-host for the lifestyle show "Better Mid-Michigan."
In September 2011, her career came full circle when an opportunity opened up at FOX 2.
When she is not busy empowering viewers from the anchor desk she is out in the community making a difference. She is heavily involved with Gleaners Community Food Bank, is an ambassador for C.A.T.C.H Children's Charity. She also facilitated FOX 2's media partnership with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. She is very active with the Crohn's Colitis Foundation of America, Habitat for Humanity, the American Heart Association and Angels of Hope.
The electronic funk producer GRiZ is back in Michigan to celebrate his annual GRiZMAS and needs your help to celebrate with him. While the DJ has become nationally known for his music, his charitable efforts have made waves as well. His sixth annual 12 Days of GRiZMAS goes from December 3-14 across downtown Detroit. You can learn more here: https://12daysofgrizmas.com/
Hundreds of volunteers come together every December at HAVEN for the Gift Giveaway. Christina Ramsey and volunteer Virginia Vartanian joined us in studio to tell us more. Learn more at www.haven-oakland.org.
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Ronald Cannon, a native Detroiter has started a nonprofit in honor of his mother. With initiatives toward engaging youths to be meet and bond with community professionals, Cannon has worked to ensure the safety of area students by providing safe routes to school and partnering with other organizations.
Eddie Murray with Hope Network and honoree Ken Daniels joins us in studio to tell us more about the big night. For more information visit www.hopenetwork.org.
Gerry Brisson, the CEO and President of Gleaners Food Bank has been awarded the Eleanor Josaitis Unsung Hero Award at the Shining Light event on Thursday. Working at the food bank since 2006 and as CEO since 2014, Brisson has helped more than double the annual food donations the non-profit makes.