Manager, Public Policy Communications, Facebook


Staff Writer, CongressDaily

Covering intellectual property policy, privacy, civil liberties, cybersecurity and Internet governance

Author, Tech Daily Dose

CongressDaily's companion tech blog

Contributor, National Journal Magazine

Washington's weekly standard for people, issues and trends that drive policymaking

Contributor, Government Executive Magazine

Monthly magazine for federal managers

Adjunct Faculty, American University

Writing for Mass Communication / School of Communication Journalism Division



:: BIO

Andrew joined Facebook in 2009 after a robust Washington journalism career covering Capitol Hill, the White House, federal agencies, nonprofits, and think tanks. In his current role, he nurtures relationships with policymakers, the press and the public and explains how the social networking giant helps its more than 400 million users share in a more trusted environment; helps makes the world more connected; and drives economic growth. His areas of focus include expanding digital privacy protection through user control of data; enhancing cybersecurity and safety; and protecting free speech.

Previously, Andrew wrote for CongressDaily, Technology Daily, Communications Daily and Washington Internet Daily where he specialized in intellectual property; Internet governance; antitrust and competition; and privacy and data security. He also launched and authored Tech Daily Dose, a popular blog on NationalJournal.com, and was an occasional contributor to National Journal and Government Executive.

Over the course of more than a decade, Andrew wrote breaking news, business, and human-interest stories for a range of other publications. He was associate editor for the DC bureau of a UK-based news operation where he covered Congress and the federal agencies; he gained newsroom management experience as assistant editor for a Washington monthly; and he covered Capitol Hill for various small and mid-sized newspapers around the country as a correspondent for States News Service.

Additional editorial experiences include Bernan Essential Reference Publications (contributing writer) and The Register-Herald/Beckley, W.Va. (staff reporter). Prior to pursuing graduate school, he worked in the Internet News Department for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty in Prague, Czech Republic in 2001 assisting in special projects including post-9/11 coverage and U.S./Russia relations. He has contributed to Washingtonian magazine, DC Style magazine, DC magazine, Capitol File magazine, the Baltimore Sun, The Advocate magazine, and other publications.

Andrew was also the recipient of the 2001 Scripps Howard Foundation's Top Ten Award, an honor recognizing the 10 most promising young journalists in the country and was given the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi award. In 2000, he was one of a dozen American journalists chosen to meet with Israeli and Palestinian politicos, journalists and scholars in a unique Middle East summit in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. Outside the realm of journalism, Andrew has varied experiences in public relations and public affairs consulting including stints at the nation's largest professional employee organization and a boutique media training and crisis communication firm. He has provided commentary for MSNBC, CBS, C-SPAN, National Public Radio, Federal News Radio and other media outlets.

Andrew, a native of Beckley, W.Va., holds a master's degree in journalism and public affairs and a bachelor's degree in public communication from American University where he has also served on the adjunct faculty. He enjoys travel, fitness and film.

-- Updated 02/2010