Andrea Roane has been with WUSA9 since 1981. She has anchored every news program from morning to afternoon, and late night. She currently co-anchors WUSA9 from 4:25 a.m. to 7 a.m., noon and is 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.
A recognizable face in several parts of the country, Andrea, with Mike Hydeck, is co-host 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 2015. In 2014, Andrea was inducted into the D.C. Hall of Fame.
Andrea received the 2012 "Faith Does Justice Award" from Catholic Charities of the Washington Archdiocese. And 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 distinguished 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."
At the 19th annual Lombardi Gala, Andrea was honored with the Lombardi Symbol of Caring award for encouraging women to perform breast cancer exams through the Buddy Check 9 program, now in its 22nd year.
And in 2001 for her body of work as a journalist and service to the community, Andrea received the honorary degree, Doctor of Humane Letters, from Marymount University.
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, D.C. They have a daughter and son.