Andrea K. McDaniels

Writer

Andrea K. McDaniels is an award winning health and medicine reporter at The Baltimore Sun, where she writes about the latest medical advances. She has also covered minority and small business, manufacturing, retail and marketing since coming to the newspaper in 2001. A native of Virginia, McDaniels moved around a lot as a kid. She has lived in Baltimore longer than anywhere else in life. She has a fascination with fitness, diseases, medicine and other health-related topics. An exercise fanatic, she's probably tried just about every fitness activity there is. Her favorites are running, hot yoga and kickboxing. Before coming to The Sun she worked the Charlotte Observer and The New York Times.

Recent Articles

  • Ellicott City flood: Here's what a '1,000-year storm' actually means

    Ellicott City flood: Here's what a '1,000-year storm' actually means

    The downpour that ravaged Ellicott City last weekend was supposed to be the rarest of storms — so unlikely to happen that meteorologists call it a 1,000-year rain storm. That doesn’t mean it happens every thousand years. It is not quite that unusual. The number is a statistical measure that means...

  • CareFirst elevates chief operating officer to head the company

    CareFirst elevates chief operating officer to head the company

    CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield has chosen an internal candidate as its next CEO. Brian D. Pieninck, the insurer’s chief operating officer since April 2017, will take the helm when Chet Burrell retires June 30 after more than a decade as CEO. The state’s largest insurer announced the appointment...

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