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Wyatt Andrews

Dept. of Media Studies, Univ. of Virginia
Professor of Practice
Charlottesville, Virginia
Professor of Practice in Media Studies
University of Virginia
Charlottesville VA 22904
434 243 1675

Jan. 2016 to present Professor of Practice; Media Studies, UVa
Developed and now teaches three new courses in Media Studies.
1) The News Media, an overview of the news media today; how reporters navigate coverage of the Administration, the challenges confronting the media in the digital-first era and the still crucial role of the media in protecting democracy.
2) Basic Multimedia Reporting, the college’s first course in the practice of news reporting.
3) Advanced Multimedia Reporting, in which students are assigned to research and write longer, more investigative stories.

April 1991- Sept. 2015 CBS News National Correspondent.
Andrews was responsible for trends in politics, veterans’ affairs, health care, energy and foreign affairs. He was the principal reporter for the "CBS Evening News" segment "Eye on America" from 1992-2007. During the 2008 Presidential campaign, Andrews was the primary correspondent for the "Reality Check" segment on the Evening News, focusing on political claims and distortions.

Oct 2003—Dec 2009 CBS News Supreme Court Correspondent—
Andrews covered key challenges to war powers, detainee rights, affirmative action, eminent domain, gun rights and campaign finance.

Jan. 1989 to April 1991 CBS News White House Correspondent
Covered the first Bush Administration. The first Gulf War. Summit meetings with the Soviets at Malta, Helsinki.

Jan.1988 to Jan.1989 CBS News State Department Correspondent
Covered nuclear arms control, the Afghanistan Accords, Middle East negotiations, relations with Mikhail Gorbachev, Nato.

Wyatt Andrews,
Professor of Practice in Media Studies
University of Virginia
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Jan. 1986 to Jan.1988 CBS News Moscow Correspondent and Bureau Chief
Covered Gorbachev’s Perestroika. Soviet society. The Chernobyl accident. Summits in Reykjavik, Moscow, Washington.

Jan. 1984 to Jan. 1986 CBS News Tokyo/Asia Correspondent
Covered Japan and South Asia. Trade conflicts. The assassination of Indira Gandhi, anti-Marcos unrest in the Philippines, Bhopal.

Andrews joined CBS News as a reporter assigned to the Atlanta Bureau in December, 1981.

(3) National Emmy awards: “The Gandhi Assassination” (1984) “The Reagan-Gorbachev Summit” in Reykjavik, Iceland (1986) and “The Washington Sniper Case (2002)
(1) duPont-Columbia Silver Baton award, “Sandy Hook.” (2014) Andrews was a Correspondent on the CBS News team that won this DuPont for coverage of the Newtown tragedy. The Silver Baton is considered the Pulitzer of broadcast news.

Prior to CBS News: WPLG-TV Miami (December 1979-December 1981)
WFTV Orlando (February 1977-December 1979)
WTVR-TV Richmond, Va., (October 1974-February 1977)

2 Local Emmy Awards “Haitian Refugees,” (1981) “Crime Wave,” (1980)

Spring, 2006 Adjunct Instructor: University of Virginia.
Taught undergraduate course: “Journalism and the Media”

Education: B.A. Government and Foreign Affairs, with honors.
University of Virginia, 1974

Wyatt Andrews was born in New Orleans, La., but grew up as a Navy brat raised in Norfolk, VA. His father, Cmdr. William G. Andrews was a decorated Navy pilot and a combat veteran of WW2 and Korea.
Andrews and his wife Amy celebrated their 30th anniversary in 2013. They raised their four children in Vienna, VA and now reside in Crozet, VA. His hobbies include woodworking, snow skiing, water skiing and mountain biking.

My Speakers Sessions

Wednesday, April 10

8:00am EDT

Civic Innovation Conference Violet CrownAndreas Addison • Wyatt Andrews • David Bearinger • Missy Benson • Seyoum Berhe • Chip Boyles • Jessica Brady • Derek Brown • James Burnett • T. Donna Chen, Ph.D. • José Cisneros • Ryan Coonerty • Roy Decker • Nora Demleitner • Tamara Dias • Timothy Dodson • Sheila Dugan • Bob Eiffert • Duanecia Evans • Erik Fabian • Harold Folley • Georgia Geen • Elizabeth Grossman • Juanita Hardy • Lee Harris • Tim Heaphy • David Hofert • The Chattery • Bobby Hopewell • Noah Horowitz • Philippa Hughes • Joe Iacobucci • Robert Jackson • Monique Johnson • Marta Keane • Gracie Kreth • Paul Krutko • Harriet Kuhr • Lev Kushner • Isha Lee • Chauncy Lennon • Chris Little • Zachary Markovits • Shawanda Mason-Moore • Sunshine Mathon • Dayna Matthew • Cathy McGhee • Lauren Mims • Andria McClellan • Andrew Mondschein • Chas Moore • Sutton Mora Hayes • Giles Morris • Louis Nelson • Andrea Orlando • Joanne Page • Melba Pearson • Christy Phillips • Matt Pritchard • Beena Raghavendran • Brandon Readus • Travis Rejman • Joshua René • Elliott Robinson • Hana Schank • Kristin Sharp • Rusty Smith • Natalie Snider • Josh Spickler • Tommye Sutton • Carl Swanson • Robyn Tannehill • Christine Tarquinio • Larry Terry • Chris Thompson • Emma Violand-Sanchez • Yulise Waters • Stelfanie Williams • Josh Yates • Hartfield Foundation • UVA Office of the Provost

My Moderators Sessions

Wednesday, April 10

2:45pm EDT


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