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Andy Cole
Andy Cole is the editor-in-chief at The George-Anne. You can send news tips to his email at [email protected] or on Twitter @imandycole.

As editor-in-chief he oversees all coverage from The George-Anne, contributes long-form investigative and feature pieces and leads a team of managing editors and correspondents. Prior to being named editor-in-chief, Andy was managing editor for news coverage during the summer 2020 semester and a candidate during the spring 2020 semester .

While at The George-Anne, Andy has led numerous investigations inciting change and broke news on major stories from the Georgia Southern community. His reporting has been picked up by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, multiple Savannah-local media outlets and shared thousands of times on social media.

During the summer 2020 semester, Andy worked with the team at Fox News' America's Newsroom. There, he wrote readers and pitched stories daily for the show's 9 a.m. hour. His work for Fox News landed on air numerous times.

Before The George-Anne, Andy worked for Gwinnett County Public Schools' broadcast and AV media team (better known as GCPS TV) as a digital media intern during his junior and senior years in high school.

While working at GCPS TV, and during high school, Andy garnered numerous student and professional awards and nominations, including a bronze Telly win, a nomination for a Southeast Emmy and two student Emmy wins.

Currently, Andy is majoring in multimedia journalism with a minor on political science. He is expected to graduate in May 2023.

Andy Cole, Editor-in-Chief, The George-Anne

Jan 11, 2021
Music professor dies of COVID-19 days before spring semester kicks off (Story)
Dec 21, 2020
Despite winter break, the CARES team is still working (Story)
Dec 18, 2020
So far, how many Georgians have voted in the runoff election? (Story)
Nov 24, 2020
Two additional Georgia Southern football players arrested Tuesday (Story)
Nov 19, 2020
“The First Amendment excuse is out” (Story)
Nov 16, 2020
Georgia Southern officials announce 27 positive COVID-19 cases during thirteenth week (Story/Media)
Nov 16, 2020
The political ads you’ll soon be seeing are not an editorial endorsement (Story)
Nov 09, 2020
Georgia Southern reports 17 positive COVID-19 cases during twelfth week (Story)
Nov 04, 2020
‘Historic’ and ‘Chaotic’ (Story)
Nov 04, 2020
Where do we stand a little over 22 hours since the first polls closed? (Story)
Nov 02, 2020
Skip your wiffle ball game and vote (Story)
Oct 27, 2020
Business students take first prize at national competition (Story)
Oct 26, 2020
Georgia Southern reports 14 positive COVID-19 cases during tenth week (Story/Media)
Oct 21, 2020
SGA voting to be held next Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (Story)
Oct 20, 2020
“Majority” of alumni and donors affected in May ransomware attack (Story)
Oct 19, 2020
Georgia Southern announces 19 positive COVID-19 cases during ninth week (Story/Media)
Oct 14, 2020
EXCLUSIVE: Georgia Southern releases 27-page Inclusive Excellence action plan (Story)
Oct 12, 2020
Georgia Southern reports 14 positive COVID-19 cases during eighth week (Story)
Oct 05, 2020
Georgia Southern announces 12 positive COVID-19 cases during seventh week (Story)
Sep 28, 2020
Georgia Southern reports only 19 positive COVID-19 cases during sixth week (Story)
Sep 21, 2020
Georgia Southern announces 54 positive COVID-19 cases during fifth week (Story/Media)
Sep 14, 2020
Georgia Southern reports 95 cases during fourth week (Story)
Sep 11, 2020
Marching band and athletics come to an agreement on game day seating (Story)
Sep 10, 2020
Does The George-Anne have an agenda? (Story)
Sep 09, 2020
Latest White House state report contradicts Georgia Southern’s quarantine policy, says university towns are reversing gains (Story)
Sep 07, 2020
Georgia Southern announces 363 positive COVID-19 cases during third week (Story)
Sep 04, 2020
Ahead of Labor Day, Georgia Southern encourages campus community to stay in Statesboro (Story)
Sep 02, 2020
AAUP claims members don’t feel safe on campus, calls for fully online instruction (Story)
Sep 01, 2020
Statesboro mayor credits rise in COVID-19 cases to Greek life, urges community to ‘Do Right’ (Story)
Aug 31, 2020
Two employees die from COVID-19, two similar statements released (Story)
Aug 31, 2020
Georgia Southern reports 508 positive COVID-19 cases during second week (Story)
Aug 28, 2020
Dingus MaGee’s temporarily closes citing COVID-19 concerns (Story)
Aug 27, 2020
The Blue Room to temporarily close effective immediately (Story)
Aug 27, 2020
How bad is the mold problem in on-campus dorms? (Story)
Aug 26, 2020
White House names Statesboro, Bulloch as ‘red zone’ and releases recommendations for university COVID-19 testing (Story)
Aug 25, 2020
Where are college students’ COVID-19 positive cases reported to? (Story)
Aug 24, 2020
Georgia Southern now releasing COVID-19 numbers to public (Story)
Aug 15, 2020
During the inevitable uncertainty, The George-Anne will be here for you (Story)
Aug 11, 2020
Marrero talks back-to-school in an exclusive interview (Story)
Aug 11, 2020
Benko: “Everything’s still on track” for a fall football season (Story)
Aug 07, 2020
Timothy Alan Pearson | June 13, 1957 – July 28, 2020 (Story)
Aug 07, 2020
Women’s Swim and Dive team autonomously pens statement two years after “Triggerish” incident (Story)
Jul 06, 2020
USG now requiring campus community to wear face coverings while on campus (Story)
Jun 30, 2020
Defaced Safe Space sign found on campus nearly seven months after Title IX report was filed (Story)
Jun 29, 2020
Georgia Southern athlete resigned presidency of student-athlete advisory committee after racist tweets came to light (Story)
Jun 22, 2020
Campus community outraged after insensitive Facebook posts from a Georgia Southern employee go viral (Story)
Jun 18, 2020
What is Georgia Southern doing to combat recent racist incidents? (Story)
Jun 17, 2020
The University System of Georgia is now reviewing names of colleges and buildings on their campuses (Story)
Jun 16, 2020
Blue Room is closed indefinitely after one of their employees tested positive for COVID-19 (Story)
Jun 09, 2020
Georgia Southern hasn’t denied admission to incoming student even after images of him in blackface surfaced (Story)
Jun 05, 2020
We asked, you responded – Part Five (Story)
Jun 04, 2020
Georgia Southern student’s Chi Omega membership revoked following release of apparent blackface photos (Story)
Jun 03, 2020
Marrero is looking forward to the “opportunity” of the fall (Story)
Jun 02, 2020
Three Georgia Southern students were arrested, then tear gassed by Atlanta Police, after protesting in Atlanta (Story)
Jun 02, 2020
We asked, you responded – Part Two (Story)
Jun 01, 2020
Marrero, Lunsford and more speak out against death of George Floyd (Story)
May 31, 2020
Hundreds of protestors gathered on-campus for the “Justice for Us” march (Story)
May 31, 2020
On-campus march slated for Sunday (Story)
May 29, 2020
Shay Little, Ph.D, is ready to “Engage with passion” (Story)
May 29, 2020
Georgia Southern president announced plans to return to campus in August (Story)
May 22, 2020
What the COVID-19 outbreak means for Georgia Southern’s financial wellness (Story)
May 15, 2020
Georgia Southern announces new vice president for student affairs (Story)
May 13, 2020
Students denied from Georgia Southern can begin college at Ogeechee Tech and transfer to GS later (Story)
May 12, 2020
Get to know The George-Anne’s leadership team (Story)
May 11, 2020
State of Georgia requires all agencies, including the University System, to reduce budgets by 14% (Story)
Apr 28, 2020
Georgia Southern’s COVID-19 dorm move-out praised by the University System of Georgia (Story)
Apr 17, 2020
I read Pres. Trump’s new COVID-19 reopening guidelines so you don’t have to (Story)
Mar 03, 2020
OPINION – Reporter’s notebook: My takeaways from Trump’s Charleston rally ahead of S.C.’s primary (Story)
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