Two years after rejoining WFOR, investigative reporter and anchor Brian Andrews is leaving the station when his contract expires at the end of January. “It’s been a pleasure to work along side the big names in the market and I wish them all the best. There are no hard feelings. Just time to move on.”
Station management has been working on reshuffling anchor teams for the better part of the last year or so, and Andrews tells us several months ago they told him that they would not have any other opportunities for him beyond his reporting position. For a period he also anchored CBS 4 News on weekends but during the talent shuffle a few months ago he got reassigned back to reporting and investigative stories.
“A lot of very talented people have passed through this station,” he said. “I believe God’s best for my career is still ahead. ”
Arguably one of the most recognizable television news reporters in South Florida (and some will tell you one of the best connected reporters too), Brian Andrews has been reporting the area’s news since the mid 1990s when he landed a reporting job at WSVN. In 2004 then WFOR news director Shannon High Bassalik poached him away from 7 News when she was tasked with improving the station’s news product. Andrews left several years later for Colombia where he helped launch RCN’s first-ever English language newscast before coming back to South Florida.
As to what’s next, Brian tell us there are exciting opportunities for him in and out of the TV news business, “but, until my commitment to CBS is over, I’m not in a position to talk about them.”