About Me

Hi! I’m the 5, 6 & 11pm news anchor at WTAE. Prior to that, I co-anchored the morning news for two years and served as the weeknight  sports anchor for ten years here at WTAE. My career stops have taken me to Mobile. Hartford and now here. Every day, I’ll share with you some of my thoughts on the issues of the day from my unique vantage point here. Sometimes funny, sometimes serious, always honest. Thanks for logging on!

33 Responses

  1. HI Andrew,
    I really like you & Wendy Bell on the evening news. You compliment each other very nicely . You also had a very nice tie on (Wednesday’s January 20th,2010). Good choice with your suit.
    Have a good day.
    Patricia white

  2. Knowing you like cars, hope to see you in two weeks at the Pittsburgh Auto Show. Ford will be showing four 2011 models that will be in dealerships later this year – including the subcompact Fiesta (very popular car in Europe, finally coming to America).

  3. Hello Andrew… I was a producer there at WTAE back in the mid-1990s — weekend mornings. You were still doing sports in those days! Congrats on your morning gig.

    I teach at the Missouri School of Journalism and want to recommend a very talented recent grad who’s from Pittsburgh. She would love to work at WTAE as a sports producer, AP, or something of that nature. Ashley Farrell can shoot, edit, and write. She knows sports! And she was a star for our TV station KOMU (NBC affiliate) in coordinating our Friday Night Fever football coverage a couple of years in a row: managing crews who shot a dozen or more games around Mid-Missouri, producing the sports segment, and more. Wondering you could pass along you contact info to me, so I could put her in touch with you.

    Thanks and all the best, Andrew… Holly

  4. Elaine …. Thanks s much for the kind
    words. I appreciate it … as does the whole gang here at 4.

  5. Holly … of course I remember you and thanks for the Linked In shout out! Looks like things are going well for you!

  6. Andrew-we met at the Mt Lebanon Jr Womens Club event – you were a fabulous MC & everyone raved about how you managed the event & your involvement! My sister, Jenifer, went to OU with (before!) you and the two of you were chatting so I came over & saved you!

    Semi congrats and was thrilled with OU’s advance but they hit the wall as did my Terps! Thats why they call it March Madness-bc I had it!

    I have pics to send you! Also needed your assistance to navigate obtaining a 10 sec spot on the Action Sports Sunday Show that ref one of our Lebo students. Ive been hitting a brick wall!

    Love reading your blog and will continue! Stefanie

  7. Hi! It’s Marisa from the career fair at South Fayette High School on Thursday March 25, 2010. I had come up to you at the end of your presentation and asked about job-shadowing at WTAE, I could not seem to find your e-mail address, but I have found your blog. If you could e-mail me at marisa_mck@yahoo.com I’d like to know more about what kind of opportunities and learn more hands-on about you career. I look back to hearing back from you! Thanks!
    -Marisa M

  8. Hi Andrew – Just a quick note to thank you again for MC’ing our Fox Chapel Library event Thursday. You were UNFLAPPABLE, professional, funny and a quick study! It was a pleasure talking to you. Thank you for making us feel so special by taking part in our program! Hope you receover from the race!! Suzanne Alexander

  9. Hey Andrew,

    We are trying this blog thing out ourselves. (Mostly Pittsburgh stuff…)

    Let us know what you think!

    Thanks,
    Anthony, Brian, and Jim

  10. Hi Andrew,
    So good to meet you at the EECM event Saturday in Lawrenceville. I especially heard your words about the Pgh. people–not the richest money wise, but always stepping up to help the lees fortunate.
    We spoke about my idea about saving Pgh. Libraries by asking, begging, the window specialists each adopt a library which is older and had the need. A lot of money can be saved in utilities.
    I would be willing to help if I can work from home making calls, etc.
    The libraries help so many people, getting the youngsters of to a good start, helping the many who do not have computer, and the homeless who may come in to warm up a bit.

    Many Thanks and Every Blessing,
    Mary Ann

  11. Dear Mr. Stockey,

    As a brief introduction, I am a native Pittsburgher who has been following the Pirates since 1959. Back in the 1980’s I sent some material to the late Myron Cope which he used on his radio and TV broadcasts.

    I have been following the 2010 Pirate free agents obtained last winter. I think the Pirates need a new free agent selection process. My “grades” are contained in the attachment.

    Player HR RBI AVG ERR SALARY AGE GRADE

    Crosby 1 6 235 4 $1,000,000 30 D
    Church 2 9 208 0 $1,500,000 31 F
    Iwamura 2 9 173 3 $4,850,000 31 F

    Pitcher W L S ERA SALARY AGE GRADE

    Lopez 1 0 0 1.74 $775,000 32 A
    Carrasco 1 1 0 3.94 $950,000 33 C
    Dotel 2 0 10 5.59 $3,250,000 36 C
    Donnelly 2 0 0 6.14 $1,350,000 38 F
    Taschner 1 0 0 6.23 $835,000 32 F

    $14,510,000 AVG D

    Any feedback you have would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you,
    Bob DiSilvestro
    Nashua, NH

  12. Hi, I talked to you earlier today at the Peters career fair and I was hoping that I could shadow you sometimes because I am really interested in this career. Thank you!

  13. Andrew,

    It’s your old golfing buddy from Totteridge, Rusty Lauffer. Enjoy watching you every night. Let’s get together when the snow melts and tee it up. GO STEELERS!!!!

  14. Thank you for your recent article (blog) about Jackie Evancho. All of her fans on Jackie’s (world-wide) fan forum (http://jackiefans.proboards.com) truly appreciate your positive comments about her, and have enjoyed reading your articles (and the news stories).

    Again, thank you.

    Jim

  15. Andrew,

    With Pittsburgh Steelers playing in the Championship game, Jackie Evancho Fans would like to suggest her to sing the National Anthem at the game. Who can we contact or can you help us achieve this. She is a steelers fan and I am sure she would be thrilled to be considered for this honor.

    Thank you in advance.

  16. That’s a great idea but I think that it might be best to ask the Steelers.

  17. Hello Andrew, my friend and I have a bet about you. Are you married with childerens

  18. I truly enjoyed meeting and having a lively conversation with you during your visit to interview Dr. Patricia Opresko, here at the University of Pittsburgh. I promise that I will try my very best to watch WTAE news programs more often. If you ever have a free Sunday, join me at New Light Temple Baptist church, 2546 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA.

    God Bless You!!

  19. Hey Andrew, It is great to see you once again doing the sports on WTAE! We were wondering what happened that has you doing BOTH sports and anchor?

  20. Andrew, glad to see you doing sports again. You’re doing a great job but one thing is driving me crazy: It’s Mahl-kin, as in “maul” not Mal-kin, as in malpractice. Can you please check with the Pens media dept for the correct pronounciation? thanks.

  21. Hi, I was looking at some images of Athens, Ohio when I came across your article about going back to see what had changed since you were there. I lived in Athens from 1960-1963. I lived a 9 Woodland Ave, but you won’t be able to find it now. You see, our whole neighborhood was torn down and the Convocation Center was built where my house used to stand. A lot of things have changed in the last 50 plus years, but whenever I go back, I’m always pleasantly surprised that the people have not changed. Athens has and will always hold a special place in my heart. However, I never liked the Reds, I was always a Pirates fan.

  22. Hi MR.STOCKY IT WAS A PLEASURE SPEAKING TO YOU ON SATURDAY EVEN THOUGH I WAS NOT ONE,WHO YOU WOULD CONSIDER TO KNOW WHO YOU WERE. BUT YOU DID SAY HI.LOOK YOUNGER IN PERSON.I DO ENJOY WATCHING YOU READ THE NEWS,AND YOUR WITTY RESPONSES AGAINST YOUR OPPONETS.

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  25. I used to shoot the yearly highlight films for North Allegheny High School Football. I asked Andrew if he would be interested in doing the narration, without hesitation he said yes. When I asked him what the rate would be, he smiled and said there was no charge, it would be his pleasure. Andrew is one of the most genuine people I have ever met. The friendly, smiling guy you see on the screen is the same guy you get in person. He is one of the nicest and most accommodating people you will ever meet, a truly nice guy! He is a great person to work with.

    Tim Paul
    Tim Paul Photo/Video

  26. Andrew, sounds like a small thing…but it looks very nice when the co-anchors dress in color coordinating colors…much sharper look! Js

  27. I every time used to study article in news papers but now as I am a user of net thus from now I am using net for content, thanks to web.

  28. Andrew you did a great job last night at the St. Jude Champions for Hope Gala at the Omni William Penn Hotel. I have been working with the Regional Marketers since February of this year for the event. Thank you for attending. I was standing next to you briefly at the entrance of VIP Hour while waiting to speak to Sarah Galiotto.

    Having recently moved from Philadelphia and New York City areas to Pittsburgh, I am impressed with the high level expertise and professionalism of local and national news given in the morning and evening on television.

    Keep up the great work!

    Best Regards,

    Beth Gardner (on LinkedIn and FB)

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  30. I am a high school senior and am wondering if there are any job shadowing opportunities at WTAE. Thanks for your help. Megan.

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  32. Are u married

  33. Hi Andrew-just wanted to let you know how much my son, my family and I appreciated you taking the time out of your busy schedule to speak on Tuesday night…it was heartwarming, humorous, inspiring, motivation and above all, humble. I was so thankful I brought my other two children also. Tommy (and we) will always remember how you referred to him ine weekend as “Tommy ‘Touchdow’ Pisula” He grinned from ear-to-ear! Thanks for being such a big part of Pittsburgh and the surrounding communities- you are very much appreciated! Leslie Pisula

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