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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Stage II fire restrictions take effect at midnight

Stage II fire restrictions will go into effect at 12:01 AM on Friday, August 28 across the Missoula area. 

Smoky Osprey home game doesn’t deter fans

Smoky Osprey home game doesn’t deter fans

The Osprey baseball team played a home game in Missoula Wednesday night under smoky skies. They'll continue unless air quality levels become too extreme.

New UM students register for orientation

New UM students register for orientation

There were plenty of students on the University of Montana campus Wednesday.  The parking lots were packed with cars.

Frenchtown first responders practice crash scenario

Frenchtown first responders practice crash scenario

Tuesday night in Frenchtown, firefighters and first responders came together to practice a life-like trauma exercise. The scenario involved a rollover crash where two people were ejected from a vehicle and an infant was still inside.

New UM student orientation registration begins Wednesday

New UM student orientation registration begins Wednesday

New students have arrived on the University of Montana campus and they are getting ready for the first day of classes on Monday.

Griz football home opener will go on despite smoke

Griz football home opener will go on despite smoke

The season opener for the University of Montana Grizzlies football team will kick off this weekend, smoke or no smoke.

Kalispell flights diverted to Missoula airport, passengers take bus

Kalispell flights diverted to Missoula airport, passengers take bus

The Missoula International Airport stepped in to help some planes that were diverted Monday.

Smoky conditions unhealthy for people, pets

Smoky conditions unhealthy for people, pets

With the smoke and hazy skies in Missoula, the air quality continues to be rated unhealthy.  People with heart or lung disease, smokers, children and the elderly should limit heavy or prolonged exertion.

New UM students move in ahead of fall semester

New UM students move in ahead of fall semester

The first day of class is quickly approaching at the University of Montana. Some university undergrads moved in early this weekend.

Officials knock down fire near Kim Williams Trail

Officials knock down fire near Kim Williams Trail

Most of Western Montana continues to be under Stage I or Stage II fire restrictions, and we got a good idea why those are in place in Missoula on Sunday.

Immunization clinic packed as children get back-to-school shots

Immunization clinic packed as children get back-to-school shots

It's that time of the year again -- close to school starting back up. Missoula County Public Schools and the Hamilton school district begin on August 26, and parents may want to think about getting their children vaccinated.

3 firefighters dead after battling Washington fire

Wildfires continue to burn in parts of Washington state, and the blazes have now claimed the lives of three firefighters, while as many as four others are injured.

Missoula families line up for backpacks, school supplies

Missoula families line up for backpacks, school supplies

It's almost that time of year again -- back to school. Now is the time to get school supplies.

Canadian firefighters stop in Montana before heading to Idaho blaze

Canadian firefighters stop in Montana before heading to Idaho blaze

More than 100 firefighters were brought in from Ontario, Canada, Tuesday to help fight fires in Idaho. Some of the crews will be bussed over to the Clearwater Complex, which is burning over 43,000 acres.

Missoula city council approves new open space acquisition

Missoula city council approves new open space acquisition

Missoula City Council met Monday night to consider the acquisition of 75 acres of land in the Clark Fork River corridor west of Missoula.