Andrea Roane has been with W*USA 9 since 1981, and has anchored every news shift from morning to afternoon and late night. She currently anchors WUSA at Noon and is WUSA9’s Health reporter.
A multi-EMMY and GRACIE Award winner, Andrea has covered a wealth of hard news stories, from politics, the arts, education and sports to women's health and women’s empowerment issues. She has interviewed newsmakers, entertainers, politicians, plus your neighbors, friends, and colleagues all over the DMV.
Her reporting has taken her across the U-S, overseas to Jerusalem, the Virgin Islands, and Havana, Cuba.
Andrea is best known to viewers for her passionate reporting on breast health issues and promoting the importance of Early Detection in the fight against breast cancer. Andrea's commitment to women's health and community service have 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 received the 2012 “Faith Does Justice Award” from Catholic Charities of the Washington Archdiocese.
Andrea 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 has also been honored by the Sibley Memorial Hospital Foundation with its Community Service Award in 2009 for being a passionate breast cancer advocate.
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.
Among her many community affiliations, Andrea is; a member of the Capital Beast Care Center Community Advisory Council, co-chair of the Kennedy Center’s Community & Friends Board; a Trustee Emeritus of the Catholic University of America; a Dame of the Order of Malta; a Sustaining Director of the Prevent Cancer Foundation; a member of the board of the National Museum of Women in the Arts; a member of the International Women’s Forum, DC; a member of the Metropolitan (DC) Chapter of the Links, Incorporated; and a lifetime member of the NAACP.
Andrea and her husband, Michael Skehan, live in Washington, DC. They have two children.