Andrew is no stranger to Michiana and its famous lake effect snow events and summertime bow echoes. Born and raised on the south side of South Bend, where he spent half of his childhood, Andrew moved to southwest Michigan before attending college at Valparaiso University.
While attending Valpo, Andrew gained forecasting knowledge from assisting weather discussions on chasing storms and tornadoes for the Valparaiso University Storm Intercept Team (VUSIT).
He also worked at WVUR, Valpo's student-run radio station, where he broadcasted the news and weather reports almost daily and covered several severe storms. During his junior year, he served as the news director and was promoted to general manager his senior year.
In addition to working at WVUR, Andrew served as the director and technical director for VUTV, Valpo's student-run TV station. Andrew said his proudest accomplishment at VUTV was directing behind the scenes a 12-hour fundraising event to help raise money for Valparaiso University. This event helped Andrew gain experience on the chroma wall, which prepared him for the live weather coverage after college.
After earning his bachelor's degree in geography, digital media, and broadcast metrology from Valparaiso University in 2016, Andrew and his wife traveled to a place he never thought they would go to, the Dakotas.
From 2016 to 2021, he spent his time at WDAY in Fargo, ND covering the ever-changing and unpredictable weather of the Northern Plains. From several tornadoes to blizzards and cold temperatures, the lowest wind chill Andrew experienced while in North Dakota was -68; and no, that's not a typo. Andrew is no stranger to Michiana and its famous lake effect snow events and summertime bow echoes. Born and raised on the south side of South Bend, where he spent half of his childhood, Andrew moved to southwest Michigan before attending college at Valparaiso University.
When Andrew is not forecasting the weather, he and his wife enjoy cooking together and going on long walks along the shores of Lake Michigan.