Andrew Merica is a weekday reporter and weekend producer for 27 News. He's a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and is originally from Niles, Michigan.
Andrew joined the 27 News team in January 2019 as a reporting intern. He transitioned into his current full-time position in March 2019.
He's previously worked as an associate producer and multimedia journalist at WNDU-TV in South Bend, Indiana, and as an intern for the internationally-broadcast Wolf with Wolf Blitzer at CNN.
At Northwestern, Merica reported from Washington, D.C. on the 2016 U.S. presidential election, including travelling to St. Louis for the second presidential debate at Washington University. He also reported from Israel and the West Bank on the political tensions and the peace process in the Middle East, just weeks before the United States moved its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
Merica is the son of an elementary school teacher and a factory worker. He's a lifelong resident of the Midwest, and he feels right at home in Madison and among the many wonderful rural communities of Southern Wisconsin.