TOLEDO, Ohio — WTOL 11 is excited to announce our next evening anchor is Melissa Andrews.
Andrews has been a fixture on our Emmy-award morning show for eight years.
“It’s Melissa’s passion for getting it right and also her deep connection to making our community better that makes her the perfect fit for the role,” according to News Director Lauren Weppler.
During her time as anchor, Andrews helped the morning team earn several coveted NATAS Lower Great Lakes Chapter Emmy nominations for "Best Morning Show."
"Our entire team works together extremely well and is a well-oiled machine. From the crew, to the director and producers, we have the best team in Toledo. While it is work, we have so much fun and I think viewers see that and it's how they want to start their day," Melissa said.
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Melissa's covered some of our biggest stories the last several years, including the Toledo water crisis, when she anchored for 14 continuous hours, keeping viewers informed as toxins got into the drinking water of hundreds of thousands of people.
She's brought viewers local coverage of presidential political conventions and delivered emotional and thoughtful coverage of Toledo Police Officer Anthony Dia’s funeral coverage, as well as diving into Sierah Joughin’s disappearance and murder and the arrest and conviction of Sierah's killer.
Melissa has also shared stories with us of women fighting breast cancer, Toledo Public Schools testing, and other memorable stories you can find in links below.
She will join nightside Anchor Andrew Kinsey and Chief Meteorologist Robert Shiels starting Aug. 31.
She is excited to bring the news to another set of WTOL 11 viewers.
“I'm thrilled to take on a new challenge at this stage in my career and lead our news coverage in the evenings. I hope our viewers in the evening will get to know me on the same level our morning viewers have, and that's as an accurate, fair journalist who cares about this community," she says.
You can get connected to Melissa on social media: Mel Andrews (Facebook) and @immelandrews (Twitter)
The search for the co-anchor position in the morning is underway.
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