About Andy Alford
ALFORD, ANDY is an assistant metro editor at the Austin American-Statesman. Previously, she worked as a writer on the Statesman’s enterprise team, where she specialized in computer assisted reporting. She has worked for the Statesman since 1997 and, during that time, has also covered demographic issues related to the census, education and urban affairs. Prior to the Statesman, Alford worked for the Arkansas Democrat Gazette where she covered municipal governments. She has been honored with state and regional awards from the Texas Press Association and the Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas, Texas Associated Press Managing Editors, the Headliners Foundation of Austin, the National Association of Black Journalists and the State Bar of Texas. Her work has been honored nationally with a Best of Cox Public Service Award. Also, the National Association of Black Journalists named her the 2005 Journalist of the Year. Alford was born in Dallas in July of 1971 and graduated from the University of Houston with a degree in journalism. She likes chocolate, hates writing about herself in the third person and happily resides in South Austin with her mastiff, Grendel, a petite 175-pound lumbering (and rather insistent) lap dog.
- Was accepted for Mar 25-28 2008 Technology Training for Editors.
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