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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911 dispatchers honored with special week

911 dispatchers honored with special week

This week is National Public Safety Dispatcher week, a time to recognize the men and women who sort through what are often stressful and even dangerous situations to get callers the help they need and as a firefighter from the Frenchtown Fire Department told us, the work is vital for emergency response agencies to function.

Sussex School students build new trail in Missoula

Sussex School students build new trail in Missoula

More than 40 Sussex school kids and their parents spent the day outside on Saturday, working on a new trail at Missoula's North Hills.

Harvard Law School films documentary on milk expiration law

Harvard Law School films documentary on milk expiration law

One Harvard law student along with her director, traveled all the way from Boston to Missoula to film a documentary on milk expiration. They say that Montana's law on expiration dates for milk is strict and they want to shed more light on it.

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Fatal crash south of Lolo, child involved

A school district prepares to talk with students Friday morning, after a deadly crash south of Missoula claimed the life of a 13-year-old, a student from Florence Carlton Middle School. 

Parents, students react to state test computer problems

Parents, students react to state test computer problems

The state schools superintendent says the problems with online assessment tests tied to Common Core have been corrected. Districts can still opt out of administering the tests because of the computer glitch that stopped testing for thousands of students.

Residents fill main post office for last minute tax returns

Residents fill main post office for last minute tax returns

There is still time to file your 2014 income tax returns, or file for an extension. The main post office in Missoula will have its blue mailboxes outside as usual and as long as your return is dropped in the box before midnight, it will get the all important April 15 postmark.

Glitch pauses statewide testing for Missoula schools

Glitch pauses statewide testing for Missoula schools

A network server issue on Tuesday for statewide education testing left six schools in the Missoula County Public Schools district on pause.

Missoula group helps support new mothers

Missoula group helps support new mothers

A group to support new mothers is growing in it's first year in Missoula.

Construction project near Chief Charlo will begin Monday

Construction project near Chief Charlo will begin Monday

This Monday, a two month construction project will start on Missoula's 23rd Avenue.

Rugby tournament raises awareness for suicide

Rugby tournament raises awareness for suicide

On Saturday, 18 rugby teams from across the state gathered at the Washington-Grizzly stadium for a tournament to raise awareness for those at risk of suicide.

The tournament was founded last year by the brother of Missoula high school student Jack Riekena.

Riekena took his own life in 2012. He was known for his passion for rugby and played for the local Mud Dogs.

Missoula rancher not worried about avian flu

Missoula rancher not worried about avian flu

State biologists are tracking avian flu in Montana. The same strain that killed a falcon in the Flathead has been identified less than a week later in a flock of chickens in Judith Basin County.

Baby born on April 1 fools family

Baby born on April 1 fools family

This story was sure to fool several people, even hospital officials: A mother didn't make it to the hospital on time Wednesday morning and ended up giving birth to her daughter on the side of the road.

Former state legislator announces bid for state auditor

Former state legislator announces bid for state auditor

Former state legislator and U.S. Senate candidate, Republican Champ Edmunds announced Thursday that he will be running for state auditor.

Book drive for Arlee Head Start brings success

Book drive for Arlee Head Start brings success

A drive to replace books for the Head Start School in Arlee, where meth residue was found, was a big a success.

Lake Co. officials discuss rise in drug use, limited services

Lake Co. officials discuss rise in drug use, limited services

Lake County Public Health Department and Western Montana Addiction Services officials say they aren't surprised that drug usage has been in the news constantly over the past few weeks and it's actually hard to keep track of all the cases.