About Andrew

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I bring transformative change to the news business, with deep experience as a journalist, strategist, and product leader.

I build cross-functional teams that are models for collaboration and creativity—and products that millions of people love to use.

At Apple I was head of product for Apple News, the largest news app on any platform worldwide, and built the foundation of Apple News+, a partnership with more than 60 publishers.

At The New York Times I was a co-author of the “Innovation Report,” a self-examination of the newsroom that ushered in a new era of change amid seismic shifts in the industry. Nieman Lab called the report “one of the key documents of this media age.”

As the director of product, I led the creation of the present-day NYTimes app, the No. 1 in the iOS App Store and a cornerstone of The Times’s digital subscription strategy.

I led a movement to make our journalism more personal. Remember when every news alert was just a headline? We were the first to use that space for tiny acts of storytelling. We broke ground in “conversational journalism” with coverage of the Rio Olympics via text message and a 2016 election bot for Facebook Messenger. Oh, and we brought emoji to the Gray Lady 👋.

Previously, as a reporter for Nieman Lab, I covered the intersection of news, technology, and business. My work included a data-driven analysis of Gawker’s editorial strategy that Poynter called “a piece every modern media writer should aspire to producing.” I also learned to code and developed an open-source bot called Fuego, which surfaces trending stories on Twitter.

Before that, I reported and edited for public radio in Boston and San Diego. In 2007, my reporting from the front lines of the Southern California wildfires was a daily fixture on NPR’s “Morning Edition.” My first job was covering business and local news for my hometown paper.

I graduated from the University of California, San Diego, with a degree in political science.