Andrew Luria joined FOX 5 San Diego from ABC Action News, Tampa Bay, Florida.
Andrew has worked at CBS 13 in Sacramento, and spent time in various roles at FOX-KCOY/Santa Maria, NBC- KIEM/ Eureka, News Channel- KEYT/Santa Barbara and radio stations, WVBR/Ithaca and WBIG/Washington, DC.
Andrew is a native of the nation’s capital, and has been influenced in his career by broadcasters like Fred Roggins, Steve Hartman and the late Glenn Brenner and writer, Rick Reilly.
Andrew played football and baseball at Cornell University, where he was coached by then-assistant Raheem Morris, now the defensive backs coach for the Washington Redskins. He also played semi-pro baseball for the Santa Barbara Foresters with then-teammate James Shields, now starting pitcher for the Kansas City Royals.
Away from work, he enjoys playing golf and spending time with his wife, Elyssa, their sons and two dogs. He is currently editing his first book – a historical sports fiction for kids.
What’s on your iPod? I’m into folksy rock now, grew up in the 80s and was influenced by parents of the 60s. So it’s a mix of Mumford & Sons, Jack Johnson, Dave Matthews Band, Billy Joel, Zac Brown Band, Simon & Garfunkel, Poison, Fun and, most importantly, The Beatles.
Which professional sport would you play and why? I played college football and baseball (and semi-pro baseball), so I wish I could’ve ended up playing one of those for a living. But truth be told, is there a better gig than playing golf and getting paid?
If you were not in TV news, what profession would you choose? By default, I would be a home builder. My dad, my grandfather and my great-grandfather were in the home building business. I would be fourth-generation. But by choice, I’d be a writer.
What’s something that no one knows about you? I have a list of life goals, and one of my goals was to write a book. So, a few years ago, I made it a project, and wrote an historical fiction novel for kids about sports history. I never thought I could write more than 100 pages on anything. I ended up writing 500. That said, I’m still very much in the editing phase.
Dinner for 5, who would you invite? (Dead or alive) Cal Ripken, Jr. (my childhood idol), Steve Hartman (CBS News – favorite reporter), Glenn Brenner (former Washington, D.C. sportscaster I grew up watching), President Bill Clinton and Jon Stewart.