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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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Turkey Point  (Source: EMILY MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF)

Storm Water Canals Near Turkey Point Will Be Used For Cooling System

Rising water temperatures in the canal system that feeds the cooling system at Turkey Point Nuclear Power Plant has caused Florida Power and Light Company to make an emergency request with the South Florida Water Management District.

08/28/2014

It was a day of fun for Fifth graders from Miami Country Day School who took a field trip to the Wynwood Walls Wednesday for a lesson on art - street art specifically. (Source: CBS4)

Tech Sector Businesses Look For Solution to Wynwood Parking Problems

Wynwood’s explosive job growth really is a double-edged sword.

08/27/2014

(AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

Separating Nightmare Myths From Reality

Nightmares, we all have them occasionally, but why? What causes them? Are there ways to stop them? Do spicy foods play a role? What about the temperature of the room you sleep in?

08/13/2014

Cutting Edge Commute (Source: CBS4)

Smartphones Play Role In Broward Traffic Light Timing

Did you know the smartphone in your purse or pocket is playing a major role in the timing of traffic lights in parts of Broward? As CBS4s Brian Andrews explains, your smartphone is giving off a signal that’s being used to study traffic patterns on what are called “arterials,” the roads that feed our major thoroughfares.

CBS4–08/05/2014

(Photo Credit: AP/Bill Sikes)

Apps Serve As ‘Lock’ For Credit, Debit Cards

Everyday thousands of credit and debit card numbers are stolen but now there’s something simple you can do to “lock” thieves out of your accounts.

07/29/2014

(Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Which Mosquito Repellents Actually Work?

Summer time in South Florida means brilliant sunshine, afternoon thunderstorms and lots and lots of mosquitoes.
There are plenty of sprays, candles, and other treatments out there but which ones actually work?

07/25/2014

Rendering of future Central Terminal at MIA. (Source: Miami-Dade Aviation)

MIA’s Terminal Of Tomorrow Being Planned Today

Fly into the future for a moment. The year is 2025, when the county estimates nearly 46 million passengers will move through Miami International Airport on a yearly basis. This huge passenger number is the reason the airport needs to make sure it’s ready for the future.

07/25/2014

(Source: CBS4)

Thousands Of Petitions Call To Lift Ban On Same-Sex Marriage

Thousands of signed petitions were delivered to the Florida Attorney General’s Office Thursday morning asking her to drop the state’s legal challenges holding up gay marriage in the state.

07/24/2014

With laptops open and pen to paper, more than a dozen high school junior and senior girls are learning to write software code at a special seminar in downtown Miami.  (Source: CBS4 Brian Andrews)

Learning To Code Can Lead To Big Money In South Florida

With laptops open and pen to paper, more than a dozen high school junior and senior girls are learning to write software code at a special seminar in downtown Miami.

07/23/2014

Photo by Rafa Samano/Cover/Getty Images)

Experts: Food Allergies Are Skyrocketing

Do peanuts make your throat close up? Do berries give you hives? Could melons kill you?
An explosion of food allergies is unique to America and Europe and no one seems to know why.
Tonight, CBS4’s Brian Andrews looks at the reasons your grandparents might not have had food allergies, but you do.

CBS4–07/22/2014

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