Who is Andrew Kinsey? Andrew is a Multi-Emmy award winning journalist with years of experience. For more than six years, Andrew provided viewers in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan – a front row seat to the biggest news stories of the day. … Since then he has worked in radio, local news and national news.
Andrew Kinsey is happy to call the capital home, joining the 10TV News team at 5, 6 & 11 pm every weeknight.
Andrew is a Multi-Emmy award-winning journalist with years of experience. For more than six years, Andrew provided viewers in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan – a front row seat to the biggest news stories of the day. He traveled through state lines to live coverage of presidential visits, natural disasters, a Super Bowl and civil rights protests. His dedication and ability to cover anything has earned him deep respect and admiration from viewers everywhere.
For over 10 years, Andrew has been committed to serving the community by supporting inner-city youth, breast cancer research, the homeless and those recovering from addictions.
In addition to his work in television, he is the founder of the youth mentoring foundation Andrew Cares. He is a sought-after motivational and inspiring speaker. Andrew believes that we all really depend on each other’s goodwill and goodwill. So he is doing his part to help others and transform lives.
In addition to several Emmy awards, the Associated Press honored Andrew with awards for Best Anchor and Best Investigative Reporter.
He also holds prestigious honors from various community organizations for his commitment to journalism and the community.
Andrew Kinsey to take on his next anchor role at WBNS-TV in Columbus
Prior to moving to Columbus, Andrew was the 5th, 6th & 11th anchor on WTOL 11 in Toledo, Ohio, weekend morning anchor at WAPT in Jackson, Mississippi, Southeast Desk Coordinator at CNN in Atlanta, GA, Assignment Editor at WSB-TV in Atlanta, GA and Traffic Reporter for several radio stations in the competitive Atlanta market.
A season of change is ahead of us at WTOL 11.
Today we are announcing that our 5, 6 and 11 p.m. anchor Andrew Kinsey is being promoted to anchor of the evening shows on WBNS-TV in Columbus.
WBNS-TV is our TEGNA sister station and CBS affiliate here in Ohio.
“I am very honored and excited about this new position,” said Kinsey, who started his career here in Toledo during the 2014 water crisis.
“It was an important time for the city and our news organization, getting people the latest information about a basic need had us all on edge,” he said as he reflects on that time.
Kinsey’s grit and determination from that day forward propelled him into a six-year career at WTOL.
From grinding it out on the morning show with Melissa Andrews and team, to upcoming nightside as Jerry Anderson’s replacement, Kinsey has welcomed both the challenges and opportunities to connect with the community during his time in Toledo.
WTOL 11’s Andrew Kinsey has a talk about race and education with Scott High School’s Dr Carnel Smith and MLK Academy for Boys’ Willie Ward Sr.
“I have loved every minute of my Toledo family, from the people on the editorial board to the people in the community. Toledo will always have a special place in my heart,” he said.
News Director Lauren Weppler said Kinsey has always cared about getting it right and staying committed to the people of Toledo.
“Not only has he anchored our nightly newsreels, but he also has a confidence in the community with his nonprofit Andrew Cares, helping underprivileged children have a mentor in their lives, like Andrew,” she said.
Credit: Andrew Kinsey
Andrew Kinsey started Andrew Cares to provide mentorship, resources and more to Toledo-area children.
Kinsey remains committed to the connection he has made in the Glass City.
“The children we have reached and helped through ‘Andrew Cares’ is what I am most proud of and that work will continue in Toledo no matter where I go,” he said.
Kinsey’s last official on-air day with WTOL 11 will be Friday, October 9.
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