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Andy Pepper started at Newschannel 3 in 2007. After spending nearly 8 years as a reporter/weekend anchor, he was promoted to Sports Director in January of 2015.

Andy began his career at WBOC in Salisbury, Maryland. Despite his best efforts, he didn’t love eating crabs. The crab cakes however “were a different story.” Andy started as a videographer, and spent several months as a News Reporter, before eventually being named Weekend Sports Anchor.

Andy then spent 3 years as a Sports reporter at WBRZ in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Despite his best efforts, he didn’t love eating crawfish. He did however love N’awlins, Mardi Gras and “learning just how insane SEC football fans are.” He said respectfully.

The Lock Haven University Graduate has been honored with three Edward R. Murrow awards, and four Associated Press Awards for “Best Sports Feature’. Andy also won a 2013 Emmy Award for ‘Best Sports-News Feature’, and this years ‘Michigan Association of Broadcasters’ Award for ‘Best Sportscast’.

Andy is on the Advisory Board of the Kalamazoo Salvation Army, and the Fundraising board for the Kalamazoo Humane Society. He participates in the ‘Polar Plunge’ every February, and has raised over $17,000 (with an ultimate goal of $50,000) for Special Olympics.

Andy also holds an ‘18 hour Bell Ringing Marathon’ every November to raise awareness of the need for volunteer Bell ringers during the Holiday season. He is also the yearly emcee for the ‘Kalamazoo Summer Stroll for Epilepsy’, and the ‘West Michigan Congenital Heart Walk’.

Andy's interests include Fantasy Football, Fantasy Football, and of course…Fantasy Football. He also loves going to the movies, binge watching TV series, perfecting his Orange Whip recipe, and spending entire weekends with his kids.

The Rome N.Y. native is married to Portage Northern grad and former WMU tennis player Melanie Remynse. The couple have a daughter, Genevieve, and a son Killian. Says Andy, “there is absolutely nothing better than being a Dad”.

Contact Andy at apepper@sbgtv.com.