Our 2012 Event Honoree & Emcee

2013 Event Honoree

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

2013 Event Emcee

Andrea RoaneAndrea Roane

Andrea Roane has been with W*USA 9 since 1981, and has anchored every news shift from morning to afternoon and late night. She currently co-anchors 9 NEWS NOW from 4:25 AM to 7 AM with Mike Hydeck.

A multi-EMMY and GRACIE Award winner, Andrea has covered a wealth of hard news stories, from politics, the arts, education and sports to women's health issues. She has interviewed newsmakers, entertainers, and politicians including Former First Ladies Laura Bush, Hillary Rodham Clinton and Rosalynn Carter; Archbishop Desmond Tutu; activist Harry Belafonte; and author Richard North Patterson.

Her reporting has taken her across the U-S, overseas to Jerusalem, the Virgin Islands, and Havana, Cuba. Andrea is best known to viewers for her passionate reporting on breast health issues and promoting the importance of Early Detection in the fight against breast cancer. Her commitment has been recognized with countless national and local awards.

Andrea received the 2012 "Faith Does Justice Award" from Catholic Charities of the Washington Archdiocese. Andrea was named a 2010 Rebecca Lipkin Honoree for Media Distinction at the first annual Susan G. Komen For the Cure's "Honoring the Promise Gala."

For her outstanding work in the community and the region, Andrea was named a "leader & trailblazer deserving of recognition" by the ASAE & The Center for Association Leadership's Greater Washington Network which serves over 8,000 industry professionals in the region.

In 2006, she was named one of Washingtonian Magazine's "Washingtonians Of The Year" for her continued work on breast cancer awareness through her Buddy Check 9 initiative.

Among her many community affiliations, a Sustaining Director of the Prevent Cancer Foundation; a member of the Georgetown Lombardi Cancer Center Health Disparities Initiative Community Advisory Board; co-chair of the Kennedy Center's Community & Friends Board; Trustee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts; Metropolitan DC Chapter of LINKS, Inc.; and a former Trustee of the Catholic University of America.

Andrea and her family live in Washington, DC.