KNOE 8 News brings home “adopted” Louisianian to the anchor desk

Jenifer Andrews (courtesy: KNOE)
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MONROE, La (Gray Television Group, Inc. dba KNOE) - Wednesday, KNOE, Your Breaking News and Weather Authority, management announced the appointment of Jenifer Andrews to the station’s award winning weeknight anchor team.

Jenifer is a familiar face to Ark-La-Miss viewers, having delivered the news here and in several other Louisiana cities and television markets, including Shreveport and Alexandria during her nearly three decades as a journalist. Andrews returns to the Bayou State following a long tenure at the main anchor desk in Savannah, Georgia.

“We are thrilled to bring home to the KNOE anchor desk and newsroom someone of Jenifer’s journalistic experience and knowledge,” said KNOE Vice President and General Manager Laura Long. “At a time in the television business, when talent is constantly changing, Jenifer has made a long-term commitment to return to her roots, where she will serve as an advocate for our viewers and as a mentor to young journalists getting their starts at KNOE,” said Long.

“Louisiana is my adopted home. When I heard about an opportunity to return to my husband’s home state, I traveled to Monroe as quickly as I could,” said Jenifer Andrews, KNOE 8 News Anchor. “News is my way of life, I have done it all, from interviewing U.S. Presidents to judging crawfish eating contests. I love being a part of the community and I look forward to getting to know our viewers and renewing old friendships. I have never met a stranger,” said Andrews.

Jenifer graduated from the University of Missouri. And, even though she is a Kansas City native, she professes Louisiana to be her true home state.

Jenifer joins Anchor Chris Brown, Chief Meteorologist Tom Pearson and Sports Director Aaron Dietrich on KNOE 8 News at 5:00 PM, KNOE 8 News at 6:00 PM and KNOE 8 News at 10:00 PM beginning August 1, 2016.

Jenifer replaces Jenna Browder, who after three years at KNOE, resigned to accept a correspondent’s position in Washington, D.C.