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Stephen Andrew is a Canadian journalist born in Watford, England and is best known for his work as a television news reporter and anchor. Stephen also works as a radio talk show host.
His career began in Ontario writing for local newspapers and later as an announcer and producer for commercial radio.
In the 1980s Andrew switched careers, working behind the camera, directing and producing news, sport and talk shows. In Toronto he worked as a story and line producer at CTV on Canada AM.
After moving to the west coast, Stephen continued his career at Rogers Broadcasting's AM 900. In 1998 Andrew launched the weekend talk show "Sunday Magazine" with co-host David Lennam. The pair also filled in during the afternoon drive show. In 1999 Rogers decided to drop the news and talk show format.
In April 2000, Stephen stepped in front of the camera working for Shaw TV as a producer, reporter and anchor while hosting a weekly talk show focussing on news and current events. The cable talk show quickly became one of the most talked about programs on Shaw TV earning an award from the Alliance of Community Media.
Stephen spent 4 1/2 years at Shaw TV before joining Hudson Mack at CIVI in October 2004 as News Reporter/Anchor.
Within weeks Andrew earned a reputation for digging and asking hard-hitting questions. Of note was Andrew's investigation into the Canada Post practice of publishing customer signatures on the internet without their permission. As a result of the coverage, the national postal service quickly changed the practice and the station won several awards for the investigative series including an RTNDA International Edward R. Murrow award for Best Investigative Reporting.
In addition to his work on television, Andrew continues to work in radio as a radio talk show host on another CTV property, CFAX 1070 radio in Victoria.
In November 2006, Andrew announced he had Kidney Cancer and underwent surgery to remove kidney the following month.
The journalist revealed he had a metastasis in his lung in February 2007 and was admitted again to hospital and a section of his lung was removed.
In late 2007 a lesion on his spine was discovered and he underwent radiation treatment. Though the radiation treatment did not slow the growth of the lesion, Andrew looked for other options. The journalist travelled to Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto in the summer of 2008 and underwent a new treatment called Stereotactic Radiation. The lesion has remained stable since. In October 2011 Stephen shared his medical team said he was in clinical remission. Andrew also disclosed he takes a drug called Sutent to manage his cancer.
While receiving treatment Andrew began reporting on his experience living with the disease.
Andrew is married to artist Danny Everett Stewart.
Andrew's work has been recognized with six Edward R. Murrow Awards from RTNDA International including Best Investigative Reporting, two awards from the BC Association of Broadcasters for Excellence in News Reporting and a Best of the Northwest Award of Excellence for Best Talk Show from the Alliance of Community Media. In December 2009 Andrew received the Award of Merit from the Public Health Association of British Columbia for his reporting on public health. In September 2010 Stephen was nomininated as a finalist for a Jack Webster Award for his feature report "Langford Goes To Haiti". In 2011, Stephen , along with Hudson Mack and Shachi Kurl won the Jack Webster Award for best reoprting on television for CTV Vancouver Island's coverage of a migrant ship approaching Canada..