Andrea BillupsNews Director
Andrea Billups is a veteran national journalist whose work has been published in major U.S. publications including Time, US News, Reader's Digest, Money, PEOPLE among many others. She is an author who has been featured on several national news programs talking about true crime and other topics related to her reporting.
She has taught journalism, branding and communications strategy at five universities. She has also served as an editorial consultant to individuals, authors, business start-ups, and corporations. In 2014, she co-founded the handbag and accessories brand Be Brilliant. The company's designs and creations have been featured in major fashion and lifestyle publications and at creative events like the Emmy and Academy Awards. She is a native of Hurricane, West Virginia.
The West Virginia Department of Education announced that Boone, Harrison and Upshur counties, which were in the orange zone on the state’s color-coded map, will not be open for in-person instruction the week of Oct. 5-9.