Resume

E-mail: Andrew.wyrich[at]gmail.com

MEDIA EXPERIENCE:

  • The Daily Dot
    Politics Staff Writer
  • Gannett – “The Record” and NorthJersey.com
    Breaking and Trending News Reporter
  • North Jersey Media Group – “The Record” and NorthJersey.com
    Municipal Reporter / Staff Writer
  • North Jersey Media Group – “The Record” and NorthJersey.com
    Editorial Assistant / Staff Writer
  • The Watershed Post
    Staff Writer
  • The New Paltz Oracle
    (independent student-run newspaper)
    Editor-In-Chief , Managing Editor, Sports Editor, Social Media Chief, Sports Copy Editor
  • Patch.com
    Freelance Reporter 

AWARDS & HONORS:

MEDALLION
Society of the Silurians
Author of two of three stories in a series, “Growing Up Transgender,” that won first place for reporting on “Minority Issues” by the Society of the Silurians in 2016.

BEST WEB PROJECT
New Jersey Press Association
Author on two of three stories in a series, “Growing Up Transgender,” that the New Jersey Press Association awarded “Best Web Project” for its 2016 awards.

NATIONAL FINALIST
Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE)
Co-authored a story, “Local Officials Are Likely To Profit From Fracking In Southern Tier,” that was awarded a National Finalist recognition in the student category of the 2012 Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) awards.

MARK OF EXCELLENCE
Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ)
Key member of the Editorial-Board that earned a SPJ’s “Mark of Excellence” award for “Best Affiliated Website” for a 4-year college or university for 2010 in Region 1.

NATIONAL RUNNER UP
Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ)
Key member of the Editorial-Board that earned a SPJ’s ‘National Runner Up” award for “Best Affiliated Website” for a 4-year college or university for 2010 in the United States.

BEST SPORTS SECTION – THIRD PLACE
New York Press Association
While Editor-in-Chief, the 2012 sports section I oversaw was awarded third place for “Best Sports Section” in the New York Press Association’s “Better Newspaper Contest 2012.”

Education:
State University of New York at New Paltz (2009-2013)

  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism
  • Minor in Film & Video Studies –  Production Concentration.