Andrea Roane

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Journalist, Anchor (1949)
Mon Jun 24 2019
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Andrea Roane is an American newscaster. She is currently working for WUSA Channel 9, Washington, DC, USA. Read the whole article to know more about Roane and her personal life. 

Bio of Andrea Roane

Roane was born 5th October 1949 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Being born to American parents, Andrea belongs to African-American ethnicity and has an American nationality. She joined the Holy Ghost Elementary School for her education and later attended the Preparatory School of Xavier University.

In the year 1971, Roane gained her B.A. in Secondary Education from the Lousiana State University (currently known as the University of New Orleans).

Roane began her career in 1971 as an English teacher for high school. After graduation, Andrea started her journalism career as an education reporter for WYES. Moreover, she also became project director of a federally funded education show. 

In 1976, the talented journalist began serving for CBS affiliate WWL-TV. However, after two years of working, Roane again returned back to WYES-TV, and later she shifted to Washington, DC. Along with Roane, Elise Jordan and Catherine Rampell are also a very prominent journalist of today's ears.  

Roane while hosting on WUSA
Image: Roane while hosting on WUSA 

In the year 1979, Andrea served as chief correspondent and host for the Metro Week in Review at public television station named WETA. Since then, she has gained huge popularity and eventually served for CBS-affiliate WUSA as Sunday evening and weekly morning anchor.

In addition, she also appeared as an anchor for, morning, afternoon, and late-night news programs. After some time, she also featured in the Washington Post. On 25th April 2018, Andrea announced that she would retire from her journalism career as of 31st July 2018. 

Personal Life: Husband 

Roane is a married woman. She is happily living in a marital relationship with her husband, Michael Skehan. However, there is no exact information about the wedding date and venue. In the same way, the detail regarding her spouse is also not available.

Andrea and her husband, Michael Skehan
Image: Andrea and her husband, Michael Skehan

Moreover, there are no details about her husband, Shehan. The couple is together for a long time. 

Children 

The pair shares two children together, a son named Andrew and a daughter Alicia. Since marriage, Andrea seems to be living happily with her family, and there is no rumor or controversies, which leads to their divorce. 

Besides her personal life, in 1993, Andrea began an awareness regarding breast cancer program 'Buddy Check 9.'' Additionally, also played a major role in community services, such as the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. 

Net Worth 

Roane gained an enormous amount of money out of her career as a journalist. Even though she has retired from her career, Andrea has managed to sum up a good amount of wealth. 

As of 2019, Andrea's total net worth is estimated to be more than a million-dollar. Moreover, she has received many awards and honor, which adds up to her net worth. 

Salary

According to some sources, an American journalist's average wage is about $40,077. So concerning her status, Roane probably received a good amount of salary from the network. However, the information regarding her salary is unknown. 

Body Measurements (Height & Weight)

Retired news reporter Andrea is 1.67 meters/5 feet 6 inches high and weighs about 116lbs/53 kg.

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