This is my traditional professional bio. You can also learn about me by reading about my obsessions.
Andrew is the General Manager of The Wire, The Atlantic’s growing news site. As GM, he is in charge of the site’s overall strategy, staff and business. Andrew joined The Atlantic in 2013 as its first ever Entrepreneur in Residence. In that role, he advised the teams working on The Atlantic’s video, social and mobile strategies.
Before joining The Atlantic, Andrew was the Director of Digital Media and a Senior Editor at FRONTLINE. There, he oversaw two departments and led the series’ ongoing shift to digital. For its work during his time there, FRONTLINE was honored with multiple digital journalism awards, including two Online Journalism Awards (in 2012 for “General Excellence” and in 2013 for “Innovative Investigative Journalism), an Overseas Press Club Award for “Multimedia News Presentation” and an Emmy nomination for “New Approaches: Current News Coverage.” FRONTLINE’s digital audience also grew by 75%.
Before FRONTLINE, Andrew launched a network of news blogs as an editor at Yahoo! News. Before Yahoo!, Andrew was the Deputy Publisher of Talking Points Memo, where he helped build what Time Magazine called “the prototype of what a successful Web-based news organization is likely to be in the future.”
Andrew graduated from Harvard University, where he studied American political history and social movements in the honors Social Studies program. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, feminist writer and activist Jessica Valenti, and their daughter.