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Andy Cross is co-advisor of Motley Fool Income Investor, our dividend-investing newsletter service, and lead analyst on Motley Fool Stock Advisor, our broad-based flagship newsletter service. Andy is a longtime Fool, having started his career here in 1996, just a couple of years after Tom and David Gardner founded the company. He's played many roles here from director of marketing analytics to financial editor, but most recently, he worked side by side with Tom Gardner as an analyst and writer for Stock Advisor and Hidden Gems. He's also been a key member of the analyst team for the Pay Dirt service, and served as The Fool's director of research and analysis, leading the team of research analysts who assist the advisors for all the Fool's newsletters.

Prior to his tenure at the Fool, Andy cut his investing teeth at a well-respected value-oriented investment firm in his home state of Pennsylvania. But his love of investing goes back to his childhood: his father introduced him to stocks at an early age and taught him about the power of reinvesting dividends and investing for the long term.

An avid reader of investing literature, Andy spends most of his time sifting through stock screens, annual reports, periodicals, trade magazines, SEC filings, and company websites looking for the next market-beating stock. He graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in mathematics. When not hunting for winning stocks, you can probably find him in a coffee house catching up on some back reading, volunteering for a children's reading program, or cheering on the Wolverine football program.

Andy's alias on our discussion boards is TMFOpie. A family friend nicknamed him "Opie" -- even though it's his older brother who has the red hair -- because he liked to joke that the Cross family was as American as apple pie and baseball. (The freckles might have had something to do with it, too.)

Email Andy with questions, comments, or to just talk Michigan football.

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