Andy Waits was born in the San Francisco Bay Area, and moved to Texas as an 11 year old boy. He now considers himself a dual citizen of those two great republics... California and Texas.
As a teen in Texas, he spent lazy days at the Red River with a gun in his hand... shooting at snakes, sticks, and supposed adversaries. He's proud of the fact that he was never once overtaken by one of those imaginary bad guys.
Andy began his broadcast career in the dusty West Texas towns of Odessa and Midland, and has since criss-crossed America several times in pursuit of an audience. He eventually landed in Los Angeles where his radio show was broadcast to millions on stations coast-to-coast for over a decade on the Westwood One Radio Network. He also worked in the newsroom of KABC-TV, was a reporter and weatherman for Time-Warner of Southern California, and anchored a daily morning TV news/talk show.
Andy has interviewed a collection of Congressmen, Senators, Governors, and the guy who wrote "The Art and Science of Dumpster Diving." He has swapped jokes with Bill Cosby, has compared tans with Kenny Chesney, and has gotten Tom Clancy to reveal the best place on earth to get a beer. Andy's easy-going personality, sense of humor, and command of the facts put his guests at ease.
Andy and his lovely wife Ruth have celebrated 26 years of wedded bliss. They are the parents of three teenagers. Hence the graying hair. He loves photography, hiking, graphic design, and is a voracious reader.