Andrew Stockey is the new anchor of WTAE Channel 4 Action News weekday mornings at 5 and 6 a.m. For nearly a decade, he was the Channel 4 Action Sports Director.
A Chicago native, Stockey grew up in Simsbury, Conn., and graduated from Ohio University’s Honors Tutorial College. He made stops at Fox News and ESPN before starting at WTAE-TV in March 1995.
His proudest moment was a round of golf in May 2005 with the legendary Arnold Palmer at Laurel Valley Golf Club in Ligonier. Second on his list would be the 2001 Hall of Fame weekend, when he covered the inductions of Lynn Swann in Canton, Ohio, and Bill Mazeroski in Cooperstown, N.Y.
Stockey has won an Emmy Award for a special program about Race For The Cure, as well as Murrow and Golden Quill awards for his sports broadcasting. He won 2005 best sportscast and best sports play-by-play from the Pennsylvania Associated Press.
He serves as a Race For The Cure co-spokesperson with Channel 4 Action News anchor Michelle Wright. He’s a host/spokesman for United Cerebral Palsy, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and Rally For A Cure Breast Cancer Golf Outing, and he serves as a trustee for Chatham College. He also serves as emcee for a variety of local charitable events and causes.
Stockey is a movie fan, especially James Bond flicks and “The American President.” He lists Taipei Tokyo, The Pittsburgh Fish Market, Shiloh Inn, and The Hideaway in Canonsburg among his favorite area restaurants.
His enjoys playing golf on the many diverse courses throughout western Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia.
Stockey and his wife, Sharon, reside in Washington County. They have adopted a bischon/poodle named “Boobaloo.”