Andrea Medina

Andrea Medina joined the WGN News team in June 2022 as a general assignment reporter. 

She previously worked at WXIX-TV in Cincinnati, OH. While there, she covered the reopening of schools during the COVID-19 pandemic, the deadly tornado in Western Kentucky, the many protests for racial equality and the Cincinnati Bengals reaching their first Super Bowl appearance in three decades.  She kicked off her career at WCIA-TV in Champaign, IL and then went on to WHBF-TV in Rock Island, IL.

Born and raised on the Southwest Side of Chicago, she is thrilled to be back home, taking pride in her Mexican-American heritage and being able to amplify the voices of Latinos.  Andrea is a Curie High School alum and graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She’s a member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Inc. 

Outside of work, Andrea enjoys exploring the Chicago restaurant scene with her husband and considers herself a pizza connoisseur. She loves to spend time with her family, play volleyball, go on walks with her dogs, travel and stay involved in the community. 

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