Brian Andrews

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Brian Andrews joins the CBS4 News Special Projects team as an Investigative Reporter. He returns to South Florida after spending several years in Latin America reporting stories about lifestyle and culture and running the english language operations of one of Colombia’s largest private broadcasters.

Brian’s passion for reporting took him to Latin America in 2007 where his work with RCN made him one of the most recognized “gringos” in Colombia. Colombia’s “Noticias en Ingles” ran for several years as a segment in the network main newscasts, and expanded into a regional version covering all Latin American countries for RCN’s NTN24 all news channel in 2010.

Before joining RCN, Brian spent time as a consultant for Caracol Television. He also served as a freelance Correspondent for CBS News, CBS Radio and The Miami Herald. In addition to his work on Colombia’s News in English, Brian also volunteered as an Ambassador for Colombia Tourism and “Colombia is Passion.” He was featured as the voice of the famous animated monkey in RCN’s World Cup coverage in 2010 and appeared as the model image in a catalog of men’s fashions for Colombian designer Carlos Nieto.

For more than a decade, Brian was one of the most popular news anchors and reporters on South Florida television. Whether it was breaking news, politics, a huge international story, or a major storm, viewers of WSVN7 and CBS4 were used to seeing Brian on the story. During his many years on Miami Television, he reported from Cuba, Chile, Colombia, the Bahamas, Belize, Haiti, Italy, Israel, Jamaica, Panama, Venezuela, Peru, Thailand, Sri Lanka and throughout the Caribbean.

Reporting the news has been Brian’s passion since he was a child. He had his own radio show at the age of 13. At 18, while attending Georgia State University in Atlanta, he joined the staff of the CNN Radio Network. After several years of working almost every job in the radio division, he made the transition to the TV side of CNN, at 21, becoming an anchor of the Emmy-nominated “CNN Newsroom” program, aimed at young viewers in schools throughout the world. After Atlanta, it was on to Miami, where Brian was a long-time reporter and anchor. Brian also spent time as a National Correspondent for CBS Newspath.

Brian loves to share his knowledge and passion for visual media with the next generation of digital journalists. He’s lectured at several Universities in Colombia and the United States. Also, he teamed up with well known Colombian broadcaster Rafael Poveda to teach workshops to aspiring digital journalists in Bogota. Brian has been recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists for his foreign reporting, and by several South Florida federal and local law enforcement agencies for his local reporting and special series. He was also part of the WFOR-TV team of journalists honored with the Edward R. Murrow Award for Breaking News coverage in 2006.

In 2012, Brian was named Best TV News Reporter by the Miami New Times. The New Times wrote of Brian, “Few television reporters in South Florida offer more charisma or insider knowledge of the region than Andrews. The dude is 100 percent elan, and his vibe perfectly fits Miami and Broward. He pulses with color. And Andrews’ stories, whether detail the latest on a murder or a major storm or some international intrigue, always go further to bring us the news we need now.”

Brian lives in Downtown Miami, where he volunteers his time to help promote Miami-Dade County as a member of the County’s Small Business Advisory Committee and the Miami-Dade Sports Commission’s Media Relations Sub-committee.

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The Urban League of Palm Beach County organized a rally and march against injustice in downtown West Palm Beach on Friday. (Source: CBS4)

Protesters March For Injustice In West Palm Beach

The Urban League of Palm Beach County organized a rally and march against injustice in downtown West Palm Beach on Friday.

12/12/2014

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Commissioners Crack Down On Crime-Ridden “Pop-Up Clubs”

Miami Police commanders told city commissioners on Thursday, what they’re doing to crack down on the problem of so-called “pop-up” clubs that have been the scene of shootings and other crimes in recent months.

12/11/2014

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Big Controversy Behind Medical Testing Of Beagles

Beagles are commonly used in laboratory testing when dogs are needed because their demeanor is docile, and they’re easily socialized among animals.

12/10/2014

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 02:  Victoria's Secret model Adriana Lima walks the runway during the 2014 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Earl's Court exhibition centre on December 2, 2014 in London, England.  (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)

Local Trainer Gets VS Angel Ready For The Big Show

One look at the Victoria Secret Angels on the catwalk, it’s easy to see why the Fashion Show is called the sexiest show in the world.

12/09/2014

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Lab-Created Diamonds, A Girl’s New Best Friend

It often been said that a diamond is a girl’s best friend. But the price of a diamond, well that can stop many people in their tracks. Consumers can now save thousands of dollars on diamonds, with a technological breakthrough that allows them to be created in a lab.

12/08/2014

December 5, 2014: Protesters in the streets of Miami snarled traffic to Art Basel. (Source: CBS4)

Protesters Shut Down I-195, Move Toward Downtown Miami

Protesters managed to shut down I-195 in Miami-Dade County in both directions for a brief time Friday night.

12/05/2014

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Research Delves Into After Life Experiences

It’s one of life’s great mysteries – what happens to us after we die. Now thanks to a new groundbreaking study we may be closer than ever to finding out.

12/02/2014

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Part Of Drawbridge Crashes Down On Mega Yacht

There was no party for a mega yacht called “RockStar” after a draw bridge unexpectedly came down on the passing vessel.

12/02/2014

BEIJING, CHINA - SEPTEMBER 20: A customer inspects the new iPhone at the Wangfujing flagship store on September 20, 2013 in Beijing, China. Apple launched the new iPhone 5C model that will run iOS 7 is made from hard-coated polycarbonate and comes in various colors and the iPhone 5S that features fingerprint recognition security. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

‘Do Not Call’ List Doesn’t Do What You Think

Many people who have been on the ‘National Do Not Call Registry’ for years say at some point it started to feel like it just wasn’t working.

12/01/2014

Lionfish may be invading our oceans, but pretty soon they'll be invading restaurant menus. Eating them could be a new alternative to controlling their population. (Source: CBS4)

Miami Restaurants Dishing Out A Solution To The Lionfish Invasion

Lionfish have been devastating Florida’s aquatic ecosystem as uninterrupted predators of native species. But now Miami chefs are turning the tables, putting these invasive fish on their menus.

11/28/2014

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