Andrea Finney is a native Arkansan and joined the KALB family in September of 2018. She is the morning co-anchor for News Channel 5’s “Jambalaya.”
Andrea first moved to Louisiana in August of 2016 and worked for KTBS 3 News in Shreveport as the First News Multimedia Journalist and KPXJ CW 21 9am Anchor. Andrea enjoyed sharing the stories of many in the ArkLaTex with a special interest in covering health, money matters, and education.
Andrea grew up in Little Rock and graduated from the historic Little Rock Central High School in 2008. In May of 2012 Andrea earned her Bachelors of Science in Radio/Television: Broadcast Journalism from Arkansas State University. Upon graduation Andrea was hired at KATV Channel 7 News in Little Rock as the Social Media Producer and host of ‘The Morning Juice.’
Believing education and hard work create the foundation for success, she made the decision to further her education at Southern New Hampshire University. Andrea earned a Master of Arts in Communications in February of 2015.
Eager to develop and expand her skill set, Andrea was also hired as commercial work talent for Ron Sherman Advertising and Production with spots airing in the Atlanta, Georgia area. She also serves as a member of the National Association of Black Journalists.
Andrea lives life believing the only way to succeed is by becoming well versed in multiple areas. More importantly, never stop dreaming and aspiring to achieve your goals; believe in yourself. With continued dedication you can be anything you want to be, so simply get ready.
If you would like to submit a story idea or news tip, email Andrea at email@example.com.