Andre Thomas Jr.

Andre Thomas Jr. joined the abc27 News team in December 2022. 

Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, Andre graduated from The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism. At Illinois, Andre was a Multimedia Journalist for UI-7 Live and Good Morning Illini. He was a sports correspondent for Illini Sports night and a Play-by-Play Announcer for Big Ten Network Plus. Throughout Andre’s entire career, he has been involved with the media part department, and Sideline Reporting for Fighting Illini Productions was a reminder of why he loved being a journalist. 

Andre previously worked WICS ABC Newschannel20 in Springfield, Illinois as a Multimedia Journalist. Prior to working in Springfield, Andre was interning at Chicago Sky Woman’s National Basketball Association during their championship season. When he is not on TV, you’ll probably see him playing basketball or reading poems at spoken word events. 

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