Annie Andersen joined Spectrum News in August as the political reporter for Pure Politics. She comes to the Bluegrass State from Roanoke, Virginia, where she had the excitement of working in a Purple State during the 2016 Presidential Election, and also during Virginia’s 2017 Gubernatorial Race.

While in Virginia, she specialized in politics, courts and science. During the 2016 Presidential Election, she covered eight different Trump rallies and broke the news (with video) of a Secret Service member tackling a photographer from Time Magazine. While covering courts, she worked on the Nicole Lovell case, a 13-year-old girl who was murdered by a Virginia Tech student. For that case, Nancy Grace invited her to work as a correspondent on her show. She also worked in depth with the Flint Water Study Team at Virginia Tech. That was the group who uncovered the lead crisis in Flint, Michigan. There, she traveled to the EPA to hold them accountable for an outdated law that is still overdue to be updated.

Prior to that, she worked as a reporter in San Francisco and also in Shreveport, Louisiana. While in Shreveport, she also hosted a program called I Love the Arklatex, where she found some of the regions hidden gems (and got to eat lots of yummy treats along the way).

When she’s not working, Annie loves to explore. She has a National Parks passport and is fixated on getting as many stamps for that as she can. She loves to try local cuisines and find her restaurants. She is also very active with the Junior League of Louisville and various animal welfare groups.

On weekends, you can often find her running along the Ohio River, enjoying the theater and ballets that Louisville has to offer, or even taking her cat on a walk around town. 

And of course, during football season she can always be found cheering on her San Diego State Aztecs.