Andrew Grant Feinberg
Veteran Washington, DC-based journalist reporting on politics and policy for national and international news outlets, with extensive experience covering Congress, the White House, Courts, and federal regulatory agencies including the Federal Communications Commission and Federal Trade Commission
Qualifications and Skills
- AP Style
- Reporting and writing for daily newspapers/newsletters, online publications, wire services, and weekly/ biweekly publications
- Reporting and writing for long-form and magazine- style publications
- Breaking news reporting
- Investigative journalism
- Enterprise reporting
- Radio and TV reporting and analysis
- Digital photography and videography
- Tracking and monitoring campaign finance and lobbying disclosures
- Encyclopedic knowledge of politics, political campaigns, legislative and regulatory processes, public policy (foreign and domestic), national security, and law
• Coverage of executive, legislative and judicial branches, including monitoring and tracking legislation, regulations, executive actions and court cases (civil and criminal)
• Legal and legislative research
• Developing and maintaining source relationships
• Expansive knowledge of the technology and telecommunications industries, including policy and regulation
• First-hand insights into and experience with matters of media literacy, journalistic ethics, foreign/right-wing propaganda and “fake news”
• Early adopter and expert user of social media (Facebook user since 2004, Twitter user since 2007)
• Public records searches and Freedom of Information Act requests
Managing Editor / White House Correspondent (2017-) Deputy Editor (2008-2010, 2016)
- Leads the site’s coverage of technology and telecommunications policy issues before Congress, the White House, and other agencies.
- Covers major rulemaking proceedings before the Federal Communications Commission including the ongoing Network Neutrality rulemaking to roll back reclassification of Broadband under Title II of the 1996 Telecommunications Act.
- Supervises other reporters and interns by assigning stories and editing submitted copy as needed.
Freelance Journalist (1998-)
- Contributes to numerous online and print publications covering Congress, the White House, and other federal agencies.
- Will be covering Capitol Hill (Maryland Congressional delegation) and serving as a copy editor for the Montgomery County Sentinel, and covering the White House and Capitol Hill for Ami Magazine (beginning November 2018).
- Past work has appeared in publications including Politico Magazine, Washington Business Journal, SiliconAngle.com, Linux Journal, Mashable, SocialTimes.com, and Main Justice.
RIA Global LLC
White House Correspondent (2017)
- Served as lead White House reporter for the Washington, DC bureau of Sputnik Newswires.
- Responsible for covering news and events at the White House with special attention given to matters of US politics, foreign policy, defense/homeland security, and US-Russia relations.
- Prepared questions for and attended daily press briefings with the White House Press Secretary as well as background and on the record briefings with senior administration officials on various topics.
- Developed sources within the White House and across the Executive Branch in order to cover breaking news as well as enterprise stories as assigned. Attends and covers campaign events, rallies, and other events in the DC area and across the country as assigned.
News Communications, Inc.
Staff Writer (2012)
- Covered the tech/telecom beat for “The Hill” newspaper and its “Hillicon Valley” tech policy blog. • Developed relationships with key personnel on Capitol Hill working in both member offices and on committee staff in order to better monitor the progress of legislation and gain intelligence on matters of deepest concern to members of both houses of Congress.
- Cultivated and maintained relationships with government and private sector sources including personnel.
- Covered matters before the Federal Communications Commission, Federal Trade Commission, other regulatory agencies, and courts.
Warren Communications News
Assistant Editor (2008)
- Covered technology and telecommunications policy and regulation for Washington Internet Daily and Communications Daily.
- Responsible for coverage of privacy, cybersecurity and other Internet policy matters before Congress, the FCC and FTC.
- Served as lead editor and correspondent for biweekly Public Broadcasting Report.
- Broke story of House Republicans’ early adoption of Facebook and Twitter, the proposal by House Democrats to regulate social media under franking rules, and the ensuing nationwide protests including the “Let Our Congress Tweet” campaign. The continued coverage led to the withdrawal of the proposal and permanent changes in House and Senate rules to explicitly establish members’ right to use “off the shelf” social media tools to communicate with the American public.
- Covered major tech policy stories including Senate Judiciary Committee’s Antitrust hearings that derailed Google’s takeover of Yahoo and the landmark FCC ruling against Comcast for unlawfully discriminated against peer-to-peer Internet traffic which would lead to the first Network Neutrality regulations.
- University of Wisconsin-Madison, (Bachelor of Arts in History and History of Science, May 2005)
- Public Affairs and Advocacy Institute, The American University, School of Public Affairs (2006–2007)
- Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law (uncompleted Juris Doctor, 2008-2010)