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André Hepkins


At-Large Director

Andre Hepkins co-anchors WBAL-TV 11 News at 6:00 P.M. and 11:00 P.M. with Deborah Weiner. Andre’s anchoring of the Capital Gazette mass shooting and the death of Congressman Elijah Cummings contributed to the station respectively winning Emmy awards in 2019 and 2020.

Hepkins joined Baltimore’s WBAL-TV in October 2016 after a very successful run at KMOV-TV in St. Louis.  During Andre’s time anchoring News 4 This Morning, the newscast climbed to its highest ratings and largest share in the station’s history. Hepkins earned three EMMY nominations for his reporting and writing at KMOV. 

Hepkins arrived in St. Louis by way of Miami where he was a lead reporter for the WSVN-TV night team and a substitute anchor on Today in Florida, the No. 1 morning newscast in South Florida. From Miami, Hepkins traveled to Haiti to chronicle the aftermath of one of the deadliest earthquakes on record. 

Hepkins also worked as a lead reporter at WNYW in New York City, his hometown. Andre also worked at WFSB in Hartford. Just before he left, the Connecticut chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists honored Andre with a Best Spot News award for his coverage of the deadly Anthrax scare that hit Connecticut in the days after 9/11. 

Andre’s very first job in television was as a CBS Page in New York City: answering telephones at 60 Minutes, delivering scripts at CBS Evening News, and seating guests at Late Show with David Letterman. Andre graduated from Long Island’s Hofstra University and Brooklyn Technical High School.