Andy Pierrotti, 11Alive Atlanta

Andy Pierrotti

11Alive Atlanta

Atlanta, GA, United States

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Recent articles by Andy:

11Alive Special: Atlanta celebrates Pride, LGBTQ community

This 11Alive’s Voices for Equality special is dedicated to metro Atlanta’s LGBTQ+ community. → Read More

Parents skeptical of critical race theory and DEI programs spoke to experts themselves. Here's what they learned.

11Alive follows two metro Atlanta parents concerned about critical race theory (CRT) and DEI programs in public schools as they go on a fact-finding journey. → Read More

'We're watching her burn' | Firefighters sitting ducks as hydrants provide no water

Firefighters in Pickens County, Georgia were forced to watch a house engulf in flames in August because a nearby fire hydrant was unable to provide water. → Read More

'It's immoral': Pup survives shooting, two years later suffers third degree burns from lying on RV floor

Dixie was lying between the driver and passenger seats. She suffered third degree burns. The RV company claims there isn't a problem with the vehicle. → Read More

'I know what’s at stake': Exclusive interview with prosecutor assigned to Rayshard Brooks' case

Appointed to prosecute former officers Garrett Rolfe and Devin Brosnan in the death of Rayshard Brooks, Skandalakis speaks on his qualifications. → Read More

Some Ga. school students failure and drop out rates higher than before pandemic, numbers show

School districts in metro Atlanta, Georgia and across the U.S. are reporting a rise in the number of students who failed or dropped out during the pandemic. → Read More

'I didn't learn anything': Special needs students struggling from virtual schooling

Many special needs students have felt the impact from virtual schooling during the pandemic. Here's what the families want people to know. → Read More

Cherokee County DA opens up about guilty plea for spa shooter

The interview, which lasted more than an hour and a half, Wallace described meetings with Long, family of the victims, and her legal reasoning regarding the case. → Read More

Former Atlanta chief questioned internal discipline after officer exonerated for breaking man's ankle

Video depositions show former police chief warned city about problems with use of force discipline. Over a year and a half and protocol still hasn't changed. → Read More

Unprecedented number of Georgia inmates who died in 2020

Bobby Thompson is one of at least 29 people who died by suicide at Georgia correctional facilities last year, a rate about three times the national average. → Read More

Poster boy to blowing the whistle: Corrections officer details unsafe conditions that lead to resignation

Former corrections officers tell 11Alive about inhumane conditions and staffing shortages that were ignored before the dangerous riot at Ware State prison. → Read More

11Alive's Andy Pierrotti opens up about LGBTQ representation in media

Andy Pierrotti talks reaction after 11Alive aired his story on being denied the ability to donate potentially life-saving plasma after recovering from COVID-19. → Read More

'You'll be taken care of': Georgia DA accused of accepting bribe to reduce criminal charges in shooting

A grand jury indicted two people on multiple felonies, but the district attorney reduced it to misdemeanors, resulting in only probation and $1,000 fines. → Read More

State proposed $753K in fines for Georgia cemetery company after 11Alive investigation

Georgia's Secretary of State proposed $753,000 in fines for the cemetery company over the conditions of Oaknoll Memorial Gardens, Floyd Memory and Sunset Hill. → Read More

Charged with beating women, but then the state dropped his case. The former DA regrets not taking it to trial

Paulding County and Cherokee County have both punted case against Jason Benson. Multiple women have said he assaulted and stalked them. He says he's falsely accused. → Read More

'Everything still works': Ga. district attorney caught on secret recordings hitting on female employee

District Attorney Donald Richard “Dick” Donovan was Indicted on bribery, violation of oath by public officer and false swearing. Here's DA Donovan on tape → Read More

Over 100 Georgia water treatment plants being tested for cancer causing chemical

Five years after an EPA warning, PFAS remain unregulated. The man-made chemical has been been found to cause liver damage, low birth weight and cancer. → Read More

Have COVID antibodies? Here's why getting a vaccine is still recommended

Medical experts overwhelmingly say yes. It's unclear how long antibodies could last. → Read More

Toppled headstones, sunken graves, exposed caskets: Families demand accountability from Ga. cemetery owners

Oaknoll Memorial, Floyd Memory and Sunset Hill Memorial cemeteries in Rome Georgia have been riddled with complaints on a Facebook group. The S.O.S. responds. → Read More

CDC overtime payment settlement dispersed to thousands of employees, shorting those owed

Union President Dionne Mason made the decision the $11 million settlement would go to more than just the employees who were owed the money. → Read More