Andrew serves as the founding director of Point Park University’s Center for Media Innovation. He has 25 years of experience in journalism, most recently as an investigative reporter at the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. The Center opened in September 2016.
Andrew has reported on cybersecurity, offshore banking, health care costs and medicine. He has worked at newspapers in Cincinnati and South Florida, and he covered Congress for Jack Anderson’s Washington Merry-Go-Round column in The Washington Post. Andrew has received the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Journalists’ Spotlight Award four times and the Press Club of Western Pennsylvania’s Ray Sprigle Memorial Award four times.
At Point Park, Andrew founded the Point Park News Service, a journalism education program. He also is the author of “The Color of Sundays,” a nonfiction book about race in the NFL, “Breakaway,” a book about the Penguins hockey team, and “All About Roberto Clemente,” a children’s book.
Press Club of Western Pennsylvania: Ray Sprigle Memorial Award for overall best reporting at a large-circulation daily publication — 2013, 2012, 2010, 2009
Scripps Howard Foundation: William Brewster Styles Award, recognizing outstanding national business and economics reporting — 2013
Carnegie Science Award – 2010
Association of Health Care Journalists: 1st place, Awards for Excellence – 2009
Inland Press Association: 1st Place, Explanatory — 2015; 1st Place investigative — 2014, 2010; 1st Place, Local News – 2011, 2008
Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants: Truth in Finances Award, 2014, 2013
National Headliner Awards: Finalist, 2014
Society of American Business Editors and Writers: Finalist, 2014
The National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation: Finalist – 2012
Pennsylvania Associated Press Managing Editors: 1st place, Investigative Reporting – 2009
Pennsylvania Bar Association: 1st Place, Special Report/Series — 2015
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Journalist of the Year – 2007, 2004; Best Enterprise/Investigation — 2014, 2008
Livingston Awards for Young Journalists, Finalist – 2005
Austria Press Agency: Writing for Central Europe Award, Finalist – 2004
East-West Center: Fellow, Japan-US Journalists Exchange – 2009
German Marshall Fund of the United States: Journalism fellow – 2003
Point Park University, PhD student in Community Engagement, current.
Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism; MS, with honors, 1997
Dickinson College; BA American Studies, with minors in Russian and English, 1993
American University; Semester in Washington, D.C., 1991
Mendeleev Institute; Russian language and Soviet culture program; 1991
Photos by Stephanie Strassburg.