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.

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Couple caught in Nepal quake has Missoula ties

Missoula resident Connie Gelvin is thankful her brother and his wife are safe after they rode out the devastating earthquake in Nepal.

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Rush of applicants apply to live in Montana ghost town

A call for summer volunteers at Garnet Ghost Town worked almost too well.

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Paying less for summer airfare unlikely for Montanans

Airfare prices from Memorial Day to Labor Day, so far, are less on average in 2015 than 2014, but not enough to make a difference.


Iconic Highlander beer returning to Missoula

Almost 41 years after the last bottle rolled off the line, Highlander beer will again be made in Missoula starting this summer.


UM study finds fast food, fitness food on equal footing

When recovering from an intense workout, dietary supplements like protein bars and fast food produce the same results, say University of Montana researchers.

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Bear expert addresses bear spray misconceptions

NBC Montana talks with the Be Bear Aware Campaign to get the truth about how bear spray works and what you can do to maximize its effectiveness.

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Philipsburg Brewing expanding, will start bottling beer

It's about to get a whole lot busier for Philipsburg Brewing Company this summer as they aim to get their beer in the hands of more Montanans.

Snowbowl, last day of March 2015

Warm weather closes Snowbowl earlier than planned

The closest ski area to Missoula closed for the season on Sunday, bringing an end to what staff called a challenging winter.

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Repairs begin on damaged Missoula County levee

The Army Corps of Engineers began repairing a levee on Monday that was heavily damaged last spring in Orchard Homes.

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UM cleans building suspected to contain Hantavirus

The University of Montana is cleaning its recycling center top to bottom after university and county officials determined it was the most likely place a student contracted Hantavirus.

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Future of Drummond Clinic at tipping point

Granite County Medical Center CEO Maria Stoppler will recommend what the future of the Drummond Clinic should be on Tuesday

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Missoulians react as Mountain Water trial begins

A fair number of Missoulians have strong opinions on the city trying to acquire Mountain Water.

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New cases of disease reported on need-to-know basis

Health officials say that they take preventing a disease from spreading on a case-by-case basis.

Blackie the three legged cat

Missoula police look for leads after trap injures pet cat

The appearance of a clamp-style trap more at home in the woods than in a urban neighborhood is causing safety concerns for pets and children in Missoula.

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Unprotected spas lead to lost licenses for Missoula Inn

Heath officials say the Missoula C'mon Inn had 4 years to put up protective fencing to prevent accidental drownings for four spas in it's atrium.