Andrew Bandstra

Reporter

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Where did you go to school? Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa. I played baseball, and was a Digital Media major!

Previous experience: Senior Director of Marketing and Broadcasting, Southern Maryland Blue Crabs; Director of Social Media, Atlantic League of Professional Baseball; Intern, NFL, Super Bowl LII

Started at News 3 Now: August 2022

Why did you decide to come to Madison? To be closer to family, to return to the Midwest, to start a new adventure, to live and work in one of the coolest cities in America!

What’s the biggest or most memorable story or event you’ve covered? Being on the field for the Minneapolis Miracle, and covering a team using the first ever Robot Umpires!

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? If you have one foot in yesterday, and another foot in tomorrow, you’re ruining today!

What do you like to do in your spare time? I love to play and watch sports, and hang out with my dogs and girlfriend.

If you could have one superpower, what would it be? The ability to fly or teleport. No more commuting or traveling.

What was your favorite band or musical artist in high school? Drake

Articles

Mount Horeb Fall Village Market kickstarts woodworking career

Waunakee Artisan Market builds, nourishes local art community

Edgerton Hospital chef creates garden, grows fresh produce for patients

Why gas prices in Madison are soaring past the national average

Village Diaper Bank opens new facility, opportunities

New Glarus Oktoberfest attracts thousands, great beer and tradition lead the event

Kids, ages 12 and 13, arrested in string of Madison gas station burglaries

‘It’s really a win-win’: Madison Fire Department recruits veterans to fill job openings

Perion Carreon sentenced to 30 years in prison in Anisa Scott killing, attempted homicide

‘We’re trying to start this movement’: MARRCH marches for right to choose

Urban Triage uses community, teaching to bring unity and change

‘It’s a really big loss’: Monona Grove community goes ‘Pink for Pyng’ in honor of teacher who died suddenly

Food service staffing shortages leaving Madison students, parents wanting more

MMSD actively recruiting to fill positions, expects situation to improve in coming weeks

Overhaul of 67-mile stretch of I-39/90/94 from Madison to Wisconsin Dells being studied

Salvatore’s, Madison area restaurants still reeling from staffing shortages brought on by pandemic

Wisconsin DMV will slowly begin replacing old, peeling license plates. Here’s what you need to know.

WisDOT worked with the legislature to pass a bill that requires the department to replace plates that are 10 or more years old

UW Health nurses to go on strike as push for union continues

Taste of Madison brings flavor in 40th year

Taste of Madison is back and better than ever.

Fans energized by Badger football’s return to Camp Randall

A brand new season, and a ranked Badgers team have stirred up excitement that you have to see to believe.

Rock County Historical Society debuts exhibit highlighting history of Janesville’s GM plant, auto industry

Community members share thoughts on future of Reindahl Park amid master planning process

Teen pilot from southern Wisconsin starts flying before learning to drive

Abortion Action Fair informs and advocates in Madison

Breaking down Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan

Series of bike thefts in Madison neighborhood has community concerned

Wisconsin’s Mullet Boy’s mane named Best in U.S.

Created in 2020, the USA Mullet Championships swept the internet this weekend. One set of locks is stood out from the rest, an eight-year-old boy from Menomonie, Wisconsin, Emmitt Bailey.

Football hype billows at Badgerville

With football Season Just around the corner, the University of Wisconsin hosted “Badgerville” today, an event to get fans fired up for the Season ahead.

2022 Africa Fest Brings Community Together Through Culture, Unity

The 2022 Africa Fest took place at McPike park today. Dozens of African countries were represented during a festival of food, clothes, culture, and togetherness.

Madison Police Department’s Latino Youth Academy helps build trust with young people in community

Madison police officer likely saves woman’s life during overdose, renewing focus on growing problem

It’s no secret that opioids are a growing problem, but figuring out just how bad they’ve been has been its own challenge

Downtown Madison moving days underway in earnest, keeping city crews and others busy

Roll and Stroll raises money to fight pancreas cancer

Former Badgers competing in CrossFit Games

Julie Ackermann and Chris Exarhos will compete in their old stomping groups all weekend, trying to earn the title of the Fittest on Earth in their age groups.