Andrea Stassou

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Andrea Stassou is an American television journalist. She has worked at both the local and network levels, covering major stories such as the 9/11 attacks, the crash of TWA Flight 800, the death of JFK Jr., and the Columbia space shuttle disaster.

Most recently, Stassou served as anchor of the CBS News overnight broadcast Up to the Minute and CBS This Morning, which precedes The Early Show.

Previously, Stassou worked as a reporter and weekend anchor for WCBS-TV in New York. During her time there, she served as a general assignment reporter and solo anchored the 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. weekend newscasts. She joined WCBS-TV from ABC News where she was co-anchor of World News Now since 2003, with David Muir. Prior to that, she worked as the weekend anchor and weeknight reporter at the NBC affiliate in Boston, WHDH-TV. She also worked as an anchor and reporter at WTNH-TV in New Haven, CT, and WGGB-TV, in Springfield, MA.

Stassou graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania and holds a masters degree in science from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

Stassou is involved in many philanthropic endeavors, including the MS Society, the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation and several Hellenic organizations. Stassou, who is of Greek descent, was honored by HANAC in 2003, for her work as a television journalist.

Stassou resides in her home state of New Jersey, with her husband and two young children.