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Andrew Colton is an award winning national television, radio, and print journalist.

Appearing on ABC-TV affiliate newscasts thousands of times since 2001, you may have seen his “live” reports from national events on stations like WABC-TV in New York, WPVI-TV in Philadelphia, KABC-TV in Los Angeles, WLS-TV in Chicago, and KGO-TV in San Francisco. You may have heard him on powerhouse radio stations like 1010WINS in New York City; KYW NewsRadio 1060 in Philadelphia; WMAL in Washington, DC; WOAI-TV in San Antonio, KABC-TV in Los Angeles, both WLS-AM and WGN-AM in Chicago, and WBZ-AM in Boston.

Andrewcolton.jpg Andrew Colton on assignment for ABC News.

Andrew joined ABC News in 1999 and was immediately assigned to cover the Elian Gonzalez controversy in Miami. As the court battles dragged on, he regularly appeared on ABC Network newscasts, including “World News This Morning” and “World News Now.” Since then, he’s reported live from the scene of such high profile events as the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon; the 2000 Presidential election and recount in Tallahassee; the trial of Andrea Yates who a Texas jury convicted of killing her five children; devastating forest fires in New Mexico, Arizona, and Colorado; the landmark multi-billion dollar verdict against “Big Tobacco”; blizzards, hurricanes, and tornados, a fatal Amtrak derailment near Orlando; the hostage-taking at a Disney World hotel; the plane crash that killed singer Aaliyah in the Bahamas. In 2001 alone, he spent more than 120 nights on the road. In 2003, he was on the air “live” as Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrated. The resulting live team coverage, which he led for the first several hours, earned ABC Radio the celebrated “National Headliner” Award. During the 2003 Gulf War, Andrew was stationed in Tel Aviv, Israel. He also reported from Athens, Greece for several weeks during the 2004 Summer Olympic Games.

Prior to joining ABC News, Andrew served as the 11pm reporter for WFOR-TV, the CBS-Owned station in Miami, covering the crash of Valujet Flight 592 in the Florida Everglades; the murder of designer Versace on Miami Beach; the subsequent standoff with serial killer Andrew Cunanan; the crash of American Airlines flight 965 in Buga, Colombia. He also appeared on the “CBS Evening News.”

Andrew also reported for WKBD-TV, a Fox station at the time in Detroit; WSLS-TV, the NBC affiliate in Roanoke, Virginia; and he started his television career at WBOC-TV, the CBS station in Salisbury, Maryland. He’s been published in Philadelphia Magazine, Seventeen Magazine, and a number of Philadelphia-area newspapers.

He most recently served as the first director of news operations and morning host for News/Talk KTLK-FM in Minneapolis. While the staiton transitioned away from news to extreme conservative talk, resulting in his amicable departure, Andrew was awarded top honors by the Minnesota Association of Broadcasters for his live coverage of the 2006 thwarted terror plot. A short time later, ABC News called on Andrew to report live for "America This Morning" from the scene of the Bridge Collapse in Minneapolis, and the Mining Disaster in Utah. In 2008, Andrew and his wife returned to the Philadelphia area, where he is the primary guest host of the nationally syndicated "Wall Street Journal This Morning", and is focusing on his corporate and litigation multimedia firm, “Colton Creative Media." His company produced a litigation video for the case of Abigail Taylor that helped attorneys and the young girl's family inspire lawmakers to change laws regarding pool safety.

Andrew is an Honors graduate of New York University’s (NYU) prestigious Gallatin School.

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