Andrea Abramowitz is the CEO for Kayla Cares 4 Kids, in North Palm Beach, Fla. She oversees the strategic plan, vision, grants and day-to-day operations of the organization.
A member of the Family Advisory Council at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, Andrea is also a Platinum Ambassador for the Arthritis Foundation and serves on the annual Walk to Cure Arthritis committee, as well as the annual Magic of Caring committee.
Andrea has more than 25 years of experience working in communications, at entities such as ABC News, USA TODAY and local television. She worked both on staff and most recently as a freelance reporter for The Palm Beach Post, where she covered health, business, lifestyle and even once, sports. She also served as a Stringer for the Associated Press for the 2004 Presidential Election.
While living in Atlanta, she served as Communications Director at the American Israel Chamber of Commerce, Southeast Region. She managed and produced the inaugural Eagle Star Awards Gala for 300 attendees at Coca-Cola Headquarters, including budget oversight, sponsorships, advertisements and media coverage.
Previously, Andrea was Assistant Managing Editor at Bankrate.com, in North Palm Beach. Here, she developed and implemented the first-ever privacy policies for the company’s websites. She also assisted in creating the company’s Broadcast Division and Tax Channel.
While on an archaeological dig in Israel in 1998, Andrea was introduced to a DJ at RadioWest, the only English speaking radio station in the country. Before she knew it, she was producing and co-hosting a one-hour daily news program called “Windows on the World,” as well as anchoring the 5-minute newscast at the top of the hour leading into CNN News.
Stateside, Andrea worked as a Producer at WBBH-TV in Fort Myers, Fla., and then WKMG-TV in Orlando, where she was honored with a Telly Award for TV producing. All the while, Andrea was also a Stringer for the Florida Associated Press and served on its Board of Directors. Andrea previously joined Newschannel 8, a groundbreaking 24-hour news station in the D.C. area, where she served as a Writer and Associate Producer.
On Capitol Hill, she worked as an Assistant Press Secretary for the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg; and interned prior to that for Sen. Bill Bradley, both of New Jersey.
After receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Print Journalism from American University in 1989, Andrea worked at USA TODAY as a copy writer and editor for the health, technology, telecommunications and advertising beats. While attending A.U., she got her first break working at ABC News’ Washington D.C. Bureau for special events, such as Pres. George H. W. Bush’s Inauguration and the National Literacy Honors, a tribute to former First Lady Barbara Bush.
Andrea lives in Florida with her husband, Michael, and three children, Kayla, Ben and Ethan.