About Andrew Phelps

Andrew Phelps

Senior Product Manager overseeing the NYTimes news apps for iPhone and iPad. Former Times editor and coauthor of Innovation. Creator of Fuego. Co-founder of Audiofiles. Previously: Covered media innovation for Nieman Lab at Harvard University; helped build a digital newsroom at WBUR public radio in Boston; reported and anchored for KPBS in San Diego. B.A. in political science from U.C. San Diego. Residing in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn.

Senior Product Manager, iOS
The New York Times, New York (July 2014–Present)

Assistant Editor, Digital Platforms
The New York Times (October 2012–July 2014)

Helped oversee New York Times journalism across a suite of iOS and Android apps and third-party platforms. Worked with designers, engineers and product managers to develop new features. Helped create Today’s Paper, a web app that brings the newspaper experience to tablets and desktops. Co-authored Innovation, the culmination of hundreds of interviews over more than six months.

Staff Writer, Nieman 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
(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.