Slater started his broadcasting career at Miami Killian Senior High, where he was Sports Director for his junior and senior year, and at Franklin Pierce College, located in Rindge, New Hampshire. Slater also received a few awards for Sports Show of the Year while attending Lynn University in Boca Raton, FL. In early 2008, Slater began his next programming step, starting The Andy Slater Show. Slater also often appears on Miami's local ABC affiliate WPLG.
Slater was one of six judges for Miss Florida USA 2016 in which Brie Gabrielle was crowned winner in July 2015, and Miss Florida USA 2017, where Linette De Los Santos won after the original winner was stripped of her crown.
Slater was last person to sit down with and publicly interview O.J. Simpson in June 2008 before being sentenced to prison.
When Slater breaks a story, he refers to it as a "Slater Scoop." Slater reports local and national stories on-air and online, many of the times being the first to obtain information.
In September 2016, Slater was first to report the shocking death of Miami Marlins star Jose Fernandez. The 24-year-old All-Star pitcher died in a boat crash in Miami.
In July 2015, New York Giants star football player Jason Pierre-Paul injured his hand during a fireworks accident. Slater was first to report the incident, which gained national attention. Shortly after, Slater also stated that Pierre-Paul's hand injury was severe. This report was refuted by others, however, it was correct. A few days later, ESPN obtained medical records which showed one of Pierre-Paul's fingers was amputated.
In January 2017, Slater exclusively reported and obtained surveillance footage of 7-foot-1 St. John's basketball recruit, Zach Brown, stealing money from a cash register at a South Florida Walgreens.
In December 2016, Slater appeared on ABC World News Tonight and gained worldwide attention after recording exclusive video of a fight at Sawgrass Mills mall in Sunrise, FL. The following day, Slater also exclusively interviewed the Swiss tourist involved in the fight.
In December 2016, Miami Dolphins' quarterback Ryan Tannehill sustained an injury during a game vs. Arizona. Slater was first to report the QB's injury was to his ACL. Slater also exclusively reported that Tannehill was out for the season.
In October 2016, Miami Dolphins' offensive lineman Laremy Tunsil was surprisingly inactive for the team's game vs. Tennessee. Slater was first to report that Tunsil told the team he fell in the hotel shower, causing an injury.
In August 2016, Slater was first to report that the Miami Dolphins secured naming rights for their renovated stadium and it would be named Hard Rock Stadium.
In July 2016, Miami Hurricanes running back Mark Walton had criminal charges against him dropped. Slater had exclusive video from inside the courtroom. Slater also was given exclusive details about the allegations against Walton and claims his attorney made against police.
In September 2016, Miami Hurricanes top basketball recruit, Dewan Huell, was arrested and charged with battery. Slater was first to report the arrest of the McDonald's All-American.
In September 2016, Slater uncovered a connection between former Miami Hurricanes football players, a car dealer, and an NFL agent. The players were suspended, then dismissed just prior due to involvement in this scandal.
In July 2016, Slater obtained exclusive video from a major brawl involving minor-league teams from the Miami Marlins and Cincinnati Reds organizations.
In July 2016, Slater obtained exclusive body-cam footage of a female attempting to bribe a Miami-Dade police officer with cash. The video gained worldwide attention.
In February 2016, Slater was first to report that Major League Baseball player Delmon Young was arrested in Miami Beach for allegedly choking a hotel valet and threatening to kill him.
In December 2015, LeBron James sat out a game against the Miami Heat in Miami because of fatigue. Slater exclusively reported that after the game, late into the night (despite being "tired"), James partied at a Miami nightclub.
In November 2015, Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig was involved in a scuffle at a Miami bar. Slater was first to report that the person involved in the altercation with Puig was a former mixed martial arts fighter.
In November 2015, Slater dropped a story on many issues inside the Miami Marlins clubhouse. Slater reported how the team's star pitcher Jose Fernandez asked when he'd be traded on multiple occasions. The story attracted national attention.
In November 2015, Miami Heat player Gerald Green was accused of punching a man in his condominium lobby. Slater was the first to report that the Miami Police Department did not believe Green threw a punch, changing much of the story.
In November 2015, Slater had the exclusive details on how Cleveland Browns running back Duke Johnson was kicked out of Sun Life Stadium prior to the start of a Miami Hurricanes football game. Security at the stadium was unaware who Johnson was. After being told to leave, Johnson was not allowed back into the stadium because of a separate backpack issue.
In September 2015, wife of Miami Dolphins player Brent Grimes, Miko Grimes, was arrested at Sun Life Stadium prior to a game. Slater was the first to acquire the exact details of the arrest from police.
In June 2015, Slater received an email from the National Football League stating that it would not be permissible for Miami Dolphins' players Jordan Cameron, A. J. Francis, and Jason Fox to participate in his monthly poker tournament because it would violate the NFL's gambling policy. After the players were banned from the event, many national questions were raised about NFL players having casino ties.
In May 2015, the Miami Marlins held their annual charity casino night at Marlins Park. Players were scheduled to attend the event in which fans paid $100 to partake in. Not one player showed up for the event. Fans become aggravated, but Slater was told the players participation was "optional".
In May 2015, several Miami Dolphins players took a trip to Louisiana to persuade football player La'el Collins to sign with their team. Slater took exclusive video of the players returning to Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport where they immediately left in their vehicles. Just one day after the meeting, Collins signed with the Dallas Cowboys instead.
In February 2015, Slater exclusively obtained a video of former Miami Dolphins player Rob Konrad speaking to police after a boating incident and alleged 16-hour swim.
In January 2015, wife of Miami Dolphins player Brent Grimes, Miko Grimes, went on a well publicized Twitter rant. Slater was able to exclusively interview Miko Grimes after her flight landed at Miami International Airport.
In December 2014, retired baseball player Derek Jeter took a tour of Marlins Park with Miami Marlins team owner Jeffrey Loria. Slater had the scoop on this meeting at the ballpark, which led to speculation of Jeter wanting to partially own a piece of the franchise.
In September 2014, University of Miami quarterback Kevin Olsen was arrested in South Miami, FL. Slater was first to obtain details from the police report. Subsequently, it was found that Gregory Golden, nephew of the team's head football coach, was connected to an initial incident which led to Olsen's arrest. Slater was able to gather information on the incident, which was later verified via the police report.
In July 2014, football players Mike Pouncey and his brother Maurkice Pouncey were alleged to have assaulted three people at a Miami Beach nightclub. Slater spoke to witnesses, the Pounceys security manager, and obtained a picture from inside the club. On July 25, 2014, the victims filed a lawsuit against the Pouncey brothers. Slater was the first to obtain a copy of the lawsuit which alleged a female was knocked unconscious.
In July 2014, a restaurant credit card receipt signed by Hall of Fame football player Warren Sapp went viral. Sapp did not leave the restaurant's server any gratuity. Slater was the first to speak to the server and restaurant owner about the incident.
In April 2014, quarterback Colin Kaepernick was mentioned in a Miami police complaint. Slater exclusively obtained the incident report with details of the 911 call made by Ricardo Lockette.
After pop star Justin Bieber's Miami Beach arrest in January 2014, Slater had the manager of a local strip club on his radio show denying a report of Bieber spending $75,000 at the establishment.
In September 2013, the Florida Panthers were rumored to be for sale. Slater was first to report the owner of the team would be Vincent Viola.
In July 2010, racist messages were sent to college quarterback Jacory Harris. Slater reported where the messages came from.