Andrea Roane has been with TEGNA-owned WUSA9 since 1981. She has anchored every news program from morning to afternoon, and late night. She currently anchors the noon news. She's also the station’s health 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 three decades of reporting, she has interviewed newsmakers, entertainers, and politicians. Her reporting has taken her across the U.S., overseas to Jerusalem, the Virgin Islands and Havana, Cuba.
Nationwide, Andrea, with co-host Mike Hydeck, was known to viewers for her coverage of the syndicated National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade.
In the DMV, Andrea is highly respected for her passionate reporting on breast health issues and promoting the importance of lifestyle changes and early detection in the fight against breast cancer. Andrea's commitment to women's health and community service has been recognized with countless national and local awards.
For her outstanding work as a journalist and for her community service, Andrea was awarded 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.
Andrea has also received the 2012 “Faith Does Justice Award” from Catholic Charities of the Washington Archdiocese. She was named a 2010 Rebecca Lipkin Honoree for Media Distinction at the first annual Susan G. Komen for the Cure's “Honoring the Promise Gala.”
Andrea was honored in 2009 by the Sibley Memorial Hospital Foundation with its Community Service Award for being a passionate breast cancer awareness advocate.
For her outstanding work in the community and the region, Andrea was named a "leader & trailblazer deserving of recognition" by the ASAE and The Center for Association Leadership's Greater Washington Network which serves over 8,000 industry professionals in the region.
In 2006, she was named one of Washingtonian Magazine's "Washingtonians of The Year" for her continued work on breast cancer awareness through her Buddy Check 9 initiative, now in its 22nd year.
Among her many community affiliations, Andrea is a member of the Capital Breast Care Center Community Advisory Council, co-chair of the Kennedy Center’s Community & Friends Board; member of the Board of Trustees of the National Museum of Women in the Arts; 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, a lifetime member of the NAACP, and a member of the Metropolitan (DC) Chapter of the Links, Incorporated.
Andrea holds an undergraduate degree in Secondary Education and a graduate degree in Drama & Communications from LSU, New Orleans, which is now the University of New Orleans.
Andrea and her husband, Michael Skehan, live in Washington, DC. They have a daughter and son.