Meet the Team

Andrew Shafer


Andrew Shafer is a videographer who collaborates with his Newsy colleagues to tell visually enticing national and international stories. He began his career freelancing in the film industry and running live newscasts for KSHB in his hometown of Kansas City. Since coming to Newsy, Andrew has produced some of his own stories and hopes to tell more, especially those revolving around the film and craft beer industries.

  Recent Work
Experts say green infrastructure saves money and does more for the community.
Andrew Shafer / NewsyU.S.

Green Infrastructure Does More Than Handle City Rainwater

Jerome Davis holds the keys to his car that was impounded by the city of Chicago
Newsy / Andrew SchaferU.S.

Innocent Owners Fight To Get Their Seized Property Back

Apple watches have taken over in the age of wearable technology.
Getty ImagesTech

How Far Can Wearable Technology Go?

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey introduce the Green New Deal
Getty ImagesU.S.

Democrats Walk Tightrope With Green New Deal

Mai Kakish and Abeer Najjar, two Arab women chefs who helped spearhead #AprilIsForArabFood
Andrew ShaferU.S.

How Two Arab Women Chefs Are Celebrating #AprilIsForArabFood

Adoptive parents
Newsy / Andrew ShaferU.S.

What It's Like For A Mother With A Disability To Adopt A Child

Ultrasound photos
Newsy / Andrew ShaferU.S.

One Mom-To-Be's Journey Through Pregnancy With A Disability

Disability rights activist at an event
Newsy / Andrew ShaferU.S.

This Group Is Taking On Sexual Violence In The Disability Community

Ashley Holt sits down with Hailey Shannon who started sober curious after facing her own journey with alcohol issues.

Sober Curious Is A New Movement You Might Want To Consider Joining

Newsy / Andrew ShaferU.S.

Sex, Love And Dating With A Disability

Pro-Palestinian protesters
Getty ImagesPolitics

Young Progressives Are Increasingly Critical Of Israel. Here's Why.

Clemantine Wamariya, Rwanda genocide survivor and author of "The Girl Who Smiled Beads: A Story of War and What Comes After"
Julia ZavePolitics

This Author Fled The Rwandan Genocide And Survived To Tell Her Story

Mothers hold pictures of children they lost to gun violence
Getty Images / Justin SullivanU.S.

How Chicago's Gun Violence Sits In Survivors' Bones


20 Million Strong: Stories Of Unsung Asian American Heroes

John David Washington and Ron Stallworth.
Getty ImagesU.S.

The Real-Life 'Black Klansman' On Why His Story Still Resonates Today


Workplaces Are Shifting As A Result Of The #MeToo Movement

Pastor Jamie Frazier of Lighthouse Church Chicago.
Newsy / Andrew ShaferU.S.

How An Inclusive Church Works To End Black Queer Violence

Screen printer
Newsy/Sarah GirouxU.S.

Dream Jobs: Screen Printer

Undocumented immigrants in an ICE center
Getty ImagePolitics

The Contentious Business Of Holding ICE Prisoners In County Jails

Mike Hoffman standing at lectern in Catholic church
Newsy / Andrew ShaferU.S.

'Not A Catholic Problem': A Survivor Of Sex Abuse Speaks Out

Police investigate the scene of a quadruple homicide on the city's Southside.
Getty ImagesU.S.

Gun Violence In Chicago Communities Part Two

Police investigate the scene of a quadruple homicide on Chicago's South Side.
Getty ImagesU.S.

Gun Violence In Chicago's Communities

Doctor reviews patient options

How Doctors' Racial Biases Can Harm Black Patients

A demonstrator near R. Kelly's studio in Chicago
Getty Images / Scott OlsonU.S.

Why Don't We Believe Black Sexual Assault Survivors?

People hold signs over the 110 freeway in Los Angles as thousands of immigrants and supporters join the Defend DACA movement.
Getty ImagePolitics

How Dreamers Feel About Never-Ending Negotiations Of Their Fate

A man on the South Side of Chicago receives coffee and clothes from The Night Ministry outreach bus
Newsy / Ben SchamissoU.S.

Helping The Homeless In Frigid Weather Goes Beyond Temporary Shelters

'Laundromat Story Time' program in Chicago
Newsy / Jamal AndressU.S.

Wash And Learn: Laundromats And Libraries Are Fighting 'Book Deserts'

Janeth Vasquez, a DACA Recipient, after her graduation.
Janeth VasquezPolitics

Why This Dreamer Opposes Trump's Wall-For-DACA Deal

Glass of water
Paolo NeoU.S.

The Government Shutdown Could Affect Our Drinking Water — Here's How

Someone eating a salad
Didriks / CC by 2.0U.S.

'Diet Culture' Can Set Back People Recovering From Eating Disorders