Andrea Hay

Action 2 News Weekend Anchor/Reporter

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Andrea’s favorite thing is to spend time with her family in the great outdoors, bicycling, hiking, kayaking, skiing and snowshoeing. She got the idea to be a broadcaster from her dad, a radio personality on WRVM in Suring.

Andrea Hay started at Action 2 News as a weekend anchor and daily reporter in March 2015. Andrea was a freelance reporter in New York City when she saw a job opening at WBAY – her favorite hometown station — and decided to give it a shot.

A proud Wisconsinite, Andrea graduated from Peshtigo High School in 2005. She calls herself a transplant because her family moved to Wisconsin from Pennsylvania when she was a kid. In high school, Andrea was active in theater, dance, forensics, powerlifting, jazz band, symphony, and “other artsy stuff.” She wanted to move to New York as soon as she graduated from high school but ended up competing in Miss Wisconsin 2005 and using the in-state scholarship to go to Marian University. There she won “The Voice Award” for being the most active Communications student in her class. Not only was she a co-editor on the student newspaper but she founded the Communication Society, danced on the Sabre Dance team and performed with a traveling jazz band/show choir combo.

After receiving a bachelor’s degree in less than three years, Andrea moved to Brooklyn and began her master’s degree at New York University. There she would work behind the scenes at CNN and Inside Edition. She graduated in 2010 and moved to Nebraska to take her first on-air job at NTV News in Kearney/Lincoln.

Andrea moved her way up from reporter to evening anchor and assistant news director in her four years in Nebraska. She also was an adjunct professor at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. After reporting from rural plains and country sunsets, she decided to give New York another shot. Freelancing for various publications—namely, the New York Post—she reported everything from homicides and shootings to the mayor and governor races in the 2014 election.

Andrea’s favorite thing is to spend time with her family in the great outdoors, bicycling, hiking, kayaking, skiing and snowshoeing. She got the idea to be a broadcaster from her dad, a radio personality on WRVM in Suring.


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