About Andrew Phelps

Andrew Phelps

Assistant editor at The New York Times building mobile products and new initiatives. Created Fuego. Co-founded Audiofiles. Formerly: Staff writer covering media innovation for Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University; digital editor at WBUR public radio in Boston; reporter and anchor for KPBS in San Diego. B.A. in political science from U.C. San Diego; A.A. in journalism from Palomar College. Raised in Vista, California. Residing in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn.

Assistant Editor, Digital Platforms
The New York Times, New York (October 2012–Present)

Staff Writer, Nieman Journalism Lab
Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard, Cambridge, Mass. (March 2011–September 2012)

Reported on innovation in news. Invented Fuego, a robot that mines social media for the most interesting stories about journalism and tech. Released OpenFuego on GitHub.

Developer & Co-Founder, Audiofiles
Cambridge, Mass. (November 2011–Present)

Designed, developed a website and social community for sharing great radio stories. (Read about it at Nieman Lab.)

Reporter, Editor, WBUR
Boston (September 2008–March 2011)

Led the digital-first transition for a large public radio newsroom. Managed the relaunch of Developed training and standards for Web publishing. Managed social strategy. Adapted original web stories for broadcast.

Reporter, Anchor, KPBS
San Diego (July 2006–August 2008)

Radio journalist, local anchor of “Weekend Edition.” Fill-in host, producer of “Morning Edition.” Reported on the 2007 Southern California wildfires for a national audience. Helped launch The Jacobs Project for Reporting Excellence, a multiplatform training program. Contributed frequently to NPR newscasts and the national business program “Marketplace.”

Freelance Reporter, North County Times (defunct)
Escondido, Calif. (January 2005–July 2006)

Business reporter. Author of a weekly series profiling executives in the San Diego area.