Stephen Andrew

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Stephen Andrew
Born Watford, United Kingdom
Nationality British, Canadian
Occupation Journalist
Notable credit(s) BC Legislature Reporter CTV News
Spouse(s) Danny Everett Stewart
Awards Edward R. Murrow Award, Jack Webster Award

Stephen Andrew is a Canadian-British journalist born in Watford, England and is best known for his work as a television news reporter and anchor. Andrew also works as a radio talk show host.

News career[edit]

His career began in Ontario writing for local newspapers and later as an announcer and producer for commercial radio. In the 1980s Andrew switched careers, working behind the camera, directing and producing news, sport and talk shows. In Toronto he worked as a story and line producer at CTV on Canada AM.

After moving to the west coast, Andrew continued his career at Rogers Broadcasting's AM 900. In 1998 Andrew launched the weekend talk show "Sunday Magazine" with co-host David Lennam and the pair also filled in during the afternoon drive show. In 1999 Rogers decided to drop the news and talk show format.

In April 2000, Andrew stepped in front of the camera working for Shaw TV as a producer, reporter, anchor while hosting a weekly talk show focussing on news and current events. The cable talk show quickly became one of the most talked about programs on Shaw TV earning an award from the Alliance of Community Media.[citation needed]

While at Shaw TV the General Manager of the local news talk radio station, C-FAX 1070, asked Andrew if he'd like to fill in for the vacationing drive host, Terry Moore. It was during this time that news anchor Hudson Mack announced he was joining the new television station CIVI-TV, then owned by CHUM Limited, after working at the station's competitor for nearly twenty years. Andrew interviewed Mack and several weeks later found himself facing a career change.

Andrew spent 412 years at Shaw TV before joining Hudson Mack at CIVI in October 2004 as News Reporter/Anchor until July 2013. Within weeks of joining CIVI, Andrew earned a reputation for digging and asking hard-hitting questions. Of note was Andrew's investigation into the Canada Post practice of publishing customer signatures on the internet without their permission. As a result of the coverage, the national postal service quickly changed the practice and the station won several awards for the investigative series including an RTNDA International Edward R. Murrow Award for Best Investigative Reporting.

In addition to his work CIVI, Andrew worked in radio as a talk show host on another Bellmedia property, CFAX 1070 radio in Victoria.

In November 2006, Andrew announced he had Kidney Cancer and underwent surgery the following month. The journalist revealed he had a metastasis in his lung the following February and was again admitted to hospital and a section of his lung was removed. In late 2007 a lesion on his spine was discovered and he underwent radiation treatment. Though the radiation treatment did not slow the growth of the lesion, Andrew looked for other options. The journalist travelled to Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto in the summer of 2008 and underwent a new treatment called Stereotactic Radiation. The lesion has remained stable since. Andrew also disclosed he takes a drug called Sutent to manage his cancer. In November 2011, Andrew announced doctors had classed him as being in clinical remission. While receiving treatment Andrew began reporting on his experience with the disease.[1]

As of August 2013, Andrew was working for CBC Radio in Victoria and Focus Magazine.

Awards[edit]

Andrew's work has been recognized with nine Edward R. Murrow Awards from RTNDA International, seven for Best Investigative Reporting,[2][3][4][5][6] and one for Breaking News Coverage,[7] two awards from the BC Association of Broadcasters for Excellence in News Reporting, an RTNDA award for Best Spot News [8] , and a Best of the Northwest Award of Excellence for Best Talk Show from the Alliance of Community Media. In December 2009 Andrew received the Award of Merit from the Public Health Association of British Columbia for his reporting on public health.[9] In 2010 he was a finalist for a Jack Webster Award for his series of reports from Haiti in March 2010.[10] and in 2011 Andrew won the Jack Webster Award for Best Television Reporting, along with Hudson Mack and Shachi Kurl, for CTV Vancouver Island's coverage of a migrant ship approaching Victoria, British Columbia.

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