Andrew Wyrich is an award-winning New York City-area journalist with experience covering breaking news, politics, technology, trending news, investigative issues and more for nationally-recognized websites and newspapers.
Andrew is a reporter at The Daily Dot, where he writes about national politics and the internet. You can also listen to him talk about politics on The Daily Dot’s political podcast We’re All Gonna Die.
Over the past five years he’s reported on trends in social media, the 2015 Mets postseason run, one of the largest residential fires in New Jersey’s history, conflicts of interest among local officials, emerging technology and everything in between. Most of his day is spent scrolling through Twitter for the latest breaking news.
His work has appeared in The Daily Dot, The Record and NorthJersey.com, USA Today, The Watershed Post, The Herald News, The Asbury Park Press, The Legislative Gazette, The Poughkeepsie Journal, The Daily Record, The New Paltz Oracle, The Suburban News, Thought Catalog.com, various Patch.com divisions, MetsMerizedOnline.com and dozens of other news websites and papers across the country.
A series he worked on about transgender youth in New Jersey won a Society of the Silurians medallion as part of the organization’s 2016 awards. He also co-authored an investigative piece that was recognized by the Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE) as a national finalist in the student category for their annual awards. Andrew was the first to report New York Mets star Jeurys Familia’s arrest in connection to an alleged domestic violence incident by using public records.
Andrew graduated from the State University of New York at New Paltz with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. While at SUNY New Paltz he served as the Editor-In-Chief of “The New Paltz Oracle,” a national award-winning student-run newspaper at the university, for a year-and-a-half. He also held other roles, including Sports Editor and Social Media Editor.
When he is not tracking down interviewees, furiously checking his e-mail or tweeting, Andrew spends his time burying his nose into a book or drinking more coffee than is probably healthy for him.