Andy Pierrotti joined the KVUE Defenders team in July 2012.

He's an accomplished journalist recognized for awards and fellowships by the Radio Television News Directors Association (RTNDA), Associated Press, Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) South Florida chapter, Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE) and the John Jay Criminal Justice College in New York City.

He recently was honored with a national Edward R. Murrow award for exposing welfare fraud and a regional Murrow for uncovering illegal horse slaughtering farms in Florida.

His favorite stories focus on government accountability and consumer advocacy, with an emphasis on tracking viewers' tax dollars, safety, health and well-being.

He comes to Austin from Southwest Florida, but he grew up just outside of Charleston, S.C.

If you have an investigative story you want Andy to tackle, please call or email him.

Phone: 512-459-2045

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