Andrea Olson

Andrea Olson grew up in the Seattle area, where she developed a love for news as a teenager. She interned at KIRO 7 Eyewitness News and Q13 Fox News, shadowing reporters, photographers, editors, producers and writers.

She studied communications at BYU-Idaho and shortly after she graduated, she got her first job in television in 2014 at NBC Montana in Missoula. She spent two years in Montana as a reporter, fill-in anchor and producer.

She then moved to Spokane, Washington, to work at KHQ Local News as a TV reporter and producer.

Andrea has covered several stories that have made national headlines such as the Markus Kaarma shooting garage case that involved a foreign exchange student, which turned into an international controversy. She also covered stories she never dreamed would go viral, like a few college boys looking to hire a barbecue dad for Father’s Day.

She took a short break from news to explore the world and joined Alaska Airlines in 2019. Andrea flew to a lot of different destinations but her favorite places included Disney World in Orlando, Florida, as well as Savannah, Georgia, and Chicago.

In 2021, Andrea knew that she was missing something in her life, and that was her love for news! Writing, interviewing and editing video is everything she wanted to do but on a digital platform.

She is thrilled to be a part of East Idaho News working with a great team.

When Andrea isn’t at work, she loves to spend time by the river, ski in the winter and eat cookies!
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