Andrea Anderson

Recent Marquette University graduate with a double major in journalism and Spanish. Andrea is looking to further her career as a digital journalist via writing, editing and multimedia production opportunities.

Through various opportunities with Marquette University Student Media and internships at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Milwaukee Magazine and the Wisconsin State Journal, Andrea has developed a strong passion for multimedia and online content and development and would ideally like to see her career head in that direction coupled with writing. Although is she is willing to immerse herself in any topic her interests lie in arts, entertainment, education, non-profits and small businesses.

This is an exciting time to be a journalist and with her devotion and charisma, demonstrated by graduating a year early from college with a double major and various experiences, Andrea is ready to embark on her next adventure in journalism.

Portfolio

Wisconsin State Journal

15 years after Harry Potter's debut children are still reading
Fifteen years after J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” introduced “the boy who lived” to readers, Orchard Ridge Elementary School’s cafeteria transformed...
Wisconsin and Madison above average in ACT test scores for 2013 graduates
The high school class of 2013 for both Wisconsin and the Madison School District continue to outpace their peers nationally on the ACT college admissions exam.
DeForest woman gets to introduce new baby to doctor who saved her life years ago
After 24 years of appointments, Lisa Rogers sat in a UW Hospital exam room hugging Dr. Philip Farrell goodbye. Now eight years later, they have reunited with two new people in...
Popular summer food program for kids winding down
On the last day of summer school, the students at Mendota Elementary received a treat. “A cookie?” asked one child to Rebecca Frey, food service worker for the Madison...
Google among companies to move into East Washington development
The Constellation, the new upscale high-rise apartment complex on the Near East Side, opened its doors to residents at the beginning of the month and is dividing its commercial...
Seed sharing libraries popping up across Wisconsin
Amid growing interest in eating locally, a handful of state libraries are helping residents develop their green thumbs by allowing patrons to check out more than just books.
Literacy program encourages students to read, avoid summer slide
Davion Thomas didn’t like to read. It was challenging, not interactive and not his idea of fun. Then things changed when the 13-year-old Whitehorse Middle School student began...
Chess enthusiasts excited about U.S. Open Chess Championship coming to Madison area
Awonder Liang is like any other 10-year-old. He makes funny faces at his siblings, hoping to make them laugh, and likes school because he sees his friends there. But his...
Clean Lakes Festival seeks to raise visibility with move to Law Park
After spending the last five years at Olin Park, the annual Clean Lakes Festival is switching venues. Law Park, located next to Monona Terrace, will be the new hub for the...
Rare artisans are at work on University Club restoration project
It is a humid 89-degree morning when Jacob Arndt unloads his truck of chisels and other tools onto a table at the University Club, where he begins massaging one of two slabs of...
La Follette High School celebrating 50th anniversary with kickoff event Saturday
In the fall of 1963, the first crop of students entered the halls of La Follette High School and now, 50 years later, they, and all other past and present Lancers, are being...
UW Hospital ranks No. 1 in state
University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics is the top hospital in the state for the second year in a row and among the nation's top 50 hospitals in nine nationally
'Let's play with some fire' — Madison Fire Tribe takes hula hooping to new level
They come together every Wednesday at dusk at Maple Bluff Beach and form a circle. On one side sit observers, their faces unreadable in the dark until a flash of fire...
Petition against Monroe development leads to City Council vote
The petition has signatures from more 20 percent of the property owners living in the required distance of the proposed development.
Former Milton police chief killed in crash remembered as family man
Terry Hawkins' vehicle was rear-ended by a semi on I-39-90 near Janesville as he waited in traffic snarled by another crash.
Man injured in Beloit home explosion dies
Todd Purdy, 37, was pulled from the fiery ruins of the house nearly two hours after the blast.
Janesville teacher resigns after allegations of being drunk on a field trip
A Janesville teacher who was allegedly drunk while chaperoning a school field trip in June has resigned.
Officials suspect uncapped stove gas line caused Beloit home explosion
Two Beloit residents didn't know the gas line in their basement was uncapped when they installed a new gas stove, leading to an explosion that seriously injured them both and...
City and county beaches clouded by rainfall, lower attendance predicted
Madison's beach season has gotten off to a slow start with the cooler rainy weather seeming to keep crowds away.
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State bars and restaurants doing well three years after smoking ban
Wisconsin bars and restaurants are reaping more than health benefits from the statewide workplace smoking ban that went into effect three years ago Friday .
Indefinite slow, no wake order issued for Lake Monona's Squaw Bay
Shortly after the slow, no wake order for boaters on Lake Monona was lifted Friday morning, it was extended indefinitely on Squaw Bay in the lake’s southeastern corner.
Focus on Dane County: A new leader in the Monona Grove school district
Dan Olson has finished his first week as the new superintendent of the Monona Grove School District.
Slow/no wake orders lifting for Lake Kegonsa, Lake Monona
Boaters on two city lakes are in luck this holiday weekend. The slow, no wake order for Lake Kegonsa was lifted at sunrise Thursday and will be lifted for Lake Monona at...
UW Health participates in largest kidney swap ever performed in less than 40 days : Wsj
Anna Kottke always had a deep admiration for her aunt, Susie Walters. In 1993, Walters donated a kidney to Kottke’s mother, Bonnie Thoreson, after lupus began affecting her...
Verona Road construction to begin Monday
The daily commute may get longer with the $175 million, six-year Verona Road project beginning Monday. While Madison-area residents are preparing to add time to their daily...
Madison Circus Space open, to hold open house
Local circus professionals and hobbyists balance inside German wheels, juggle clubs and could soon be twirling and shifting in the air from silks hanging from the ceiling.
After a rainy start, the curtain goes up on Make Music Madison
Make Music Madison, the city’s first summer solstice music festival, had a rough start Friday, with gusty winds and heavy rains. But by afternoon, the weather changed its tune...
Madison above national average of working-age Americans with college degrees
Madison is well above average when it comes to the number of working-age Americans, 25-64, who have a two- or four-year college degree.

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