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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 Animal shelter workers explain adoption efforts, alternatives

Animal shelter workers explain adoption efforts, alternatives

It's been a successful start to the year for Missoula's Animal Control, with plenty of cats and dogs adopted.

FWP to investigate possible Mount Jumbo wolf sighting

FWP to investigate possible Mount Jumbo wolf sighting

Missoula resident Brian Nostrant says he spotted two animals that looked like wolves next to a herd of elk on Mount Jumbo. He captured it on his camera.

Hamilton lab will begin research on Zika virus

Hamilton lab will begin research on Zika virus

The World Health Organization is declaring the Zika virus a global health emergency, but a Montana lab could play a critical role in preventing its spread.

State crime lab estimates more than 1,600 untested rape kits

Missoula authorities develop new protocol for processing rape kits

Montana's attorney general asked every local law enforcement agency in the state to count how many unprocessed rape kits are still sitting in evidence rooms.  Tim Fox wants to find the best way to get rape kits sent to the crime lab and tested.

Principal, teacher disciplined after student newspaper features topless photos

School administrators gave a letter of reprimand to a Willard Alternative High School journalism teacher and a three-day suspension without pay to the school principal. This comes after the Willard Wire, a student newspaper, released an article last week called “Free the Nipple,” focused on breastfeeding in public.

MHP issues alert for drivers in Missoula area

MHP issues alert for drivers in Missoula area

The Montana Highway Patrol urges extreme caution for drivers heading from Missoula to Frenchtown or north from I-90 to Evaro Hill.

Price increases take effect for hunting, fishing licenses

Hunting and fishing licenses went on sale Monday, and Montanans may have noticed a slight increase in prices.

Crash shuts down Reserve St., several people hospitalized

A crash involving at least three vehicles on North Reserve Street between Mullan and River Road is backing up traffic Sunday night.

School administrators pull paper over topless photo

Missoula public school administrators yanked Willard High School’s student newspaper's January edition because of pictures of topless people on the cover and inside.

Supreme Court to hear arguments in Mountain Water case

Supreme Court to hear arguments in Mountain Water case

The Montana State Supreme Court will hear arguments in April at the University of Montana over whether Missoula should be able to force the sale of Mountain Water.

Hellgate discusses football program, students face tough decisions

Hellgate discusses football program, students face tough decisions

MCPS Superintendent Mark Thane says one of the top priorities for Hellgate High School’s football program is to hire a coach.

Sheriff names parents of missing child as suspects

Sheriff says parents of missing Idaho toddler are suspects

The disappearance of a 2-year-old boy last summer in east central Idaho left investigators puzzled. Lemhi County Sheriff Lynn Bowerman announced Monday that the parents of DeOrr Kunz Jr., who went missing in July, are suspects in the disappearance.

Frenchtown horse trainer prepares for mustang competition

Frenchtown horse trainer prepares for mustang competition

A Frenchtown horse trainer is getting ready to put her skills to the test in a national competition. It's called the Extreme Mustang Makeover. There are 100 contestants and each get 100 days to tame a wild mustang.

Missoula Co. Courthouse to finish renovations this year

Missoula Co. Courthouse to finish renovations this year

A renovation project at the Missoula County Courthouse, which has been nearly four years in the making, is almost complete.

Missoula man, son lose everything in house fire

Missoula man, son lose everything in house fire

Missoula fire crews raced to a house fire on Margaret Street Wednesday, but could not save the house or its contents.