Arran Andersen joined the CBS17 team in September 2017. Arran (pronounced R-In) said he is excited to be in Raleigh covering major college basketball.
Before joining CBS17, Andersen spent 5 years in Denver at KMGH and covered two Super Bowls.
Arran grew up in Napa, Calif. and graduated from UC Davis with a degree in communications.
He attended the Mass Media Institute at Stanford University, receiving a certificate in Broadcast Journalism.
A self-professed sports nut, Arran began his career in Casper, Wyo. as the weekend sports anchor with stops in Chico, Calif.; Reno, Nev.; and Salinas, Calif. along the way.
In 2004 he joined KOLD in Tucson, Ariz as the station’s sports anchor/reporter. It was there that he got his first taste of major sports covering the Arizona Diamondbacks, the annual PGA Tour stop, and the Arizona basketball team during their NCAA Tournament runs of ’04, ’05, and ‘06. Arran also co-hosted a drive time sports talk radio show called “The Shootout.”
He returned home to Northern California in 2006, working as a sports director for CBS-13 in Sacramento.
Arran hosted the “Sports Show” on Saturdays and Sundays, providing sports features during the week. His stories were wide ranging from Lance Armstrong’s return to competitive cycling to the explosion of mixed martial arts in the Capitol City.
Arran’s most memorable experience was reporting from the 2007 MLB All-Star Game, although he says interviewing Bill Murray at the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am was a close second.
Arran’s name comes from the Isle of Arran, located off the coast of Scotland. When he’s not talking sports you can find him on the golf course.