Andrea Olson

KECI Reporter

POSTED: 9:30 AM Mar 13 2014   UPDATED: 4:31 PM May 14 2014

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Andrea Olson is a reporter at KECI-13 in Missoula. She grew up in Redmond, Washington, near the beautiful, green (and really wet, but wonderful) city of Seattle.

She studied for two years at Bellevue College in Washington, before transferring to BYU-Idaho to study both journalism and video production. She was part of the student media program there, where she was mentored by people in the TV news industry and had leadership positions as a producer and reporter at school.

Andrea interned with KIRO 7 Eyewitness News and Q13 FOX News in Seattle, where she learned from her mentors and gained a love for television.

When Andrea is not working, she loves to go skiing, spend time with family and friends, and try new things that she’s never done before.

Andrea is excited to be a part of the KECI team and thrilled to be living in Missoula.

Please email her with any questions, comments or story ideas at aolson@keci.com

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Experts stress online safety as police investigate possible local scam

Experts stress online safety as police investigate possible local scam

The Missoula Police Department needs help identifying two persons of interest. A woman out-of-state reported she fell victim to an online scam and wired money to a person in Missoula who then picked up the transfer at Walmart on Mullan Road.

MCPS trustees discuss plans for 2020 bond

MCPS trustees discuss plans for 2020 bond

Missoula County Public Schools trustees met Thursday night to discuss the Smart Schools 2020 bond plan.

Expert explains how meth can affect brain

Expert explains how meth can affect brain

We are following up on a story we reported in April, after the Arlee Indian Senior Center tested positive for meth. Officials say they found low levels of meth, but it was enough to shut the building down for cleanup.

New 3D imaging technology comes to Missoula

New 3D imaging technology comes to Missoula

New technology is making its way to Missoula. Advanced Imaging will soon have 3D mammography, and patients will be able to benefit from the latest advancement in imaging.

Missoula County Commissioner to retire

Missoula County Commissioner to retire

Missoula County Commissioner Bill Carey announced he will retire in mid-September.

Dry fire season possible despite wet weather ahead

Dry fire season possible despite wet weather ahead

With wet weather ahead this week, Montanans are going to see some thunderstorms. When it comes to rain, it's going to be a hit and miss. Some will get quite a bit of rain, others won't get much at all.

Missoula KOA busy for Memorial Day weekend

Missoula KOA busy for Memorial Day weekend

Nice weather on Friday was a good way to kick off Memorial Day weekend. People are hitting the roads for area campgrounds, like the KOA in Missoula.

Montanans react as Boy Scouts consider lifting ban on gay leaders

Montanans react as Boy Scouts consider lifting ban on gay leaders

The Boy Scouts of America may soon be changing its policy on gay adult leaders.

Special Olympics brings economic boost to Missoula businesses

Special Olympics brings economic boost to Missoula businesses

The Special Olympics in Missoula officially kicked off on Wednesday with an Opening Ceremony.

Special Olympics athletes celebrate at BBQ, prepare for competition

Special Olympics athletes celebrate at BBQ, prepare for competition

Tuesday evening was filled with fun and excitement in Missoula for the Special Olympics. Hundreds of athletes, families and volunteers turned out for a barbecue. Law enforcement officials carried the Flame of Hope as people on the sidelines cheered them on.

One welding student looks at bright future ahead after UM graduation

One welding student looks at bright future ahead after UM graduation

After eying the forecast all week, graduating students at the University of Montana had to deal with some wind but were spared by the rain.

Parking challenges ahead for UM commencement amid construction

Parking challenges ahead for UM commencement amid construction

It's going to be a busy day on Saturday for the University of Montana. Commencement starts at 10 a.m. at the Washington-Grizzly Stadium, rain or shine. It does rain a lot on Saturday, it may be nicer to park closer to the stadium.

UM officials plan ahead for weather impact on graduation

UM officials plan ahead for weather impact on graduation

Graduation is right around the corner and the forecast is not looking great for Saturday's graduation ceremony at the University of Montana -- it's supposed to be pretty wet.

Missoula officials urge drivers to plan around 3rd St. construction

Missoula officials urge drivers to plan around 3rd St. construction

It's that time of the year again where summer construction will begin to pop up. Missoula city officials say the last phase of a main road will begin Sunday evening.

University of Montana officials weigh in on budget, enrollment

University of Montana officials weigh in on budget, enrollment

University officials are trying to figure out how to pay for $5.7 million in growing expenditures. Anything less than flat enrollment this fall could add to the problem, and solving it might involve larger class sizes and fewer class sections.