RICHMOND, VA. (THECOUNT) — Andrea McDaniel, longtime NBC12 anchor of 12 News Today and 12 News at Noon, has passed away after a battle with pancreatic cancer.

McDaniel’s tenure spanned from 1985 until 2006. She was an Emmy award-winning journalist with more than 20 years of that at NBC12.


After two decades as a primary anchor, Andrea continued to appear on-air and represent the station on several community projects and even hosted our RVA today segments until just a few months ago, reports NBC12.


Geo quick facts: Richmond, the capital of Virginia, is among America’s oldest major cities. Patrick Henry, a U.S. Founding Father, famously declared “Give me liberty or give me death” at its St. John’s Church in 1775, leading to the Revolutionary War. The White House of the Confederacy, home of Confederate President Jefferson Davis during the Civil War, is now a museum in Court End, a neighborhood known for Federal-style mansions – wikipedia.