Andrew Ruiz joined the WPTV NewsChannel 5 team in July 2015 as a Reporter and Multimedia Journalist.
Andrew is happy to return home from Eastern North Carolina, where he worked at WNCT. While serving as a reporter at 9 On Your Side, Andrew shed light on issues many weren't willing to tackle. Andrew's interest are in political and government reporting.
In the newsroom, he's known as an assertive journalist; someone who doesn't take no for an answer and one willing to ask hard-hitting questions.
Andrew's passion for journalism stems from the first day he appeared on the morning announcements at his elementary school in Hialeah, Florida. Since then, storytelling has driven his life; always attracted to interesting people with amazing stories.
Andrew graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor's in Telecommunications. Aside from his fascination with reporting, Andrew was very involved on campus while studying in Gainesville. He served as the Event Chair for the University of Florida Relay For Life, Vice-President of his fraternity (Sigma Pi), an Ambassador for the College of Journalism, a leader in several Hispanic groups and a member of Florida Blue Key. He is proud to be a University of Florida Hall of Fame inductee, a Miami Herald Silver Knight and an Eagle Scout.
Andrew was born and raised in South Florida by his Cuban parents. He values his relationship with his tight knit family and friends. Andrew and his wife Christine, are ecstatic to be living at home again.
When Andrew is not working, he's enjoying the outdoors, rooting for the Gators, catching up with friends and family, traveling, or giving back to the community.
Andrew believes the best stories are told through people and if you have an idea you'd like to share with him, feel free to email him.