It is a good thing Andrea Brody didn't attempt to peel the WPLG decal off her father's car some 20 years ago, as she is now back at the station where she was an intern.
Brody joined the Local 10 News sports team after an Emmy Award-winning career split between covering news and sports.
Brody began her career in New York City as the anchor and producer of an ACE Award-winning public affairs show.
From there it was on to stints as a weekend anchor in Fort Myers and Providence, R.I., until finally returning home to South Florida in 1997 as a general assignment reporter.
Brody was on duty the night federal agents seized Elian Gonzalez. She covered the Columbine tragedy, flooding in Honduras and too many hurricanes to mention.
Despite the focus on hard news, Brody always found a way to sneak in a sports story. Under the guise of "news reporter," she covered the Marlins' first World Series run, many Miami Heat playoff races and Dan Marino's last game.
In 2001, Brody was named a a sports reporter, allowing her to follow her passion in public. A year later, Brody was tapped by the late legendary sportscaster, George Michael, to co-host his nationally syndicated show, "The George Michael Sports Machine." While at the "Sports Machine," Brody had a front-row seat to four Kentucky Derbies, many World Series Games and several NCAA basketball tournaments.
The highlight of the job, however, was traveling to the marquee NFL match-up each Sunday. Her chief responsibility was interviewing the play-maker of the game, which meant one-on-one interviews with the likes of Peyton Manning, Tom Brady and Ray Lewis, to name a few. Despite many awards and nominations, nothing compared to the day Tony Romo called her by name.
After what she considers a stellar career as the anchor for Highland Oaks Junior High School's morning announcements, Brody went on to graduate from North Miami Beach Senior High, where the foundation for her interest in sports was laid as a member of the tennis team and the school's scholar athlete. From there, it was on to the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism.
Andrea lives with her husband, a graduate of Hollywood Hills High School and the rare combination of Gator and Cane, and their two children. The family resides in Miami, only 15 miles from the house in which Brody grew up.
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