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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
Syrian-American humanitarian doctor Zaher Sahloul treats a baby at a camp for displaced people in Idlib, Syria.

U.S. Doctor Raising The Alarm About Millions Trapped In Syria's Idlib

The world's largest Starbucks located on Chicago's Michigan Avenue

The World's Largest Starbucks Adapts To New Coffee Consumer Trends


Michigan, A Battleground State, Tests A New Election Security Method

A conservative woman outside of an evangelical church in Florida.
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Why Are The Majority of White Evangelicals Against Welcoming Refugees?


'Living' Memorial Challenges Cultural Narrative Around Gun Violence

Customers survey a selection of cannabis products at Dispensary 33 in Chicago on the first day of legal sales for adult use.
Andrew Shafer, NEWSY StaffPolitics

Illinois' New Marijuana Law Could Set Benchmark For Social Equity

A person holds a sign that reads, "Fight For $15."

L.A., NYC and D.C. To Hike Minimum Wage to $15 in 2020

Man at podium
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President Trump Denounces Impeachment Vote At His Michigan Rally

Actor Bill Fagerbakke poses with his character, Patrick Star
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The Voice Of Patrick Star Explains The Value Of Kids' Television

"The Simpsons" characters promote Disney Plus
Disney PlusEntertainment

Is Disney A Monopoly In The Entertainment World? It's Complicated.

Getty Images / Joe RaedlePolitics

#ThisIsOurLane: Chicago Surgeons Give Prognosis Of Online Movement

Young people collaborating
VIdeo BlocksU.S.

How Can Gen Z's Digital Expertise Change Work-Life Balance?

Yusef Salaam of the Central Park Five
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Central Park Five Member On Why Youth Are Prone To False Confessions

Chicago Public School teachers strike

Striking Chicago Teachers Hold Out Hope For Quick Resolution

Pete Holmes
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Comedian Pete Holmes Talks About The State Of Comedy Today

LGBTQ demonstrators protest outside the Supreme Court
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Fate Of LGBTQ Workers In 28 States Hinges On SCOTUS Decision

Former Rep. John Delaney

Presidential Candidate John Delaney On Health Care, Climate Change

Former Rep. John Delaney and Lauren Stephenson
Newsy/Andrew ShaferPolitics

Presidential Candidate John Delaney On 2020 And U.S. Foreign Policy

Returning Citizen Eric Harris of Iowa City, Iowa
Andrew Shafer / NewsyPolitics

For Former Felons, A State Line Between Voting and Disenfranchisement

Nick Offerman stares at peacock

The Future Of The Streaming Industry? Advertisements.

Person riding scooter in a street

Off Balance: The Scooter Craze Is Too Fast For Safety Rules

Posters for "Friends" and "The Office"
NBC / "Friends," NBC / "The Office"Tech

Streaming Companies Are Betting Big With Your Favorite Sitcoms


Uncorked: A Newsy Investigation Of The Elite Wine World

Congressman Jesús "Chuy" García (IL / D) and Chicago immigrant supporters remind public that DACA Is still not safe
Newsy / Andrew ShaferPolitics

Chicago 'Dreamers' Remind Public That DACA Is Still Not Safe

Two young children sitting through a court hearing in "Orange Is The New Black."
Netflix / "Orange Is The New Black"Entertainment

Reality And Commentary: Experts Explain TV's Immigration Storylines

Harry Potter collectibles by Funko.
Newsy / Andrew ShaferBusiness

Brick-And-Mortar Stores Are Still Vital — To The Collectibles Industry

Swelling Numbers Of Migrants Overwhelm Southern Border Crossings
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Lawyers Say Migrants Don't 'Skip' Court — They're Just Not Notified

Netflix CEO in front of world map.
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Can New Streaming Platforms Catch Up With Netflix's Global Dominance

"The Witcher" promotional image
Netflix / "The Witcher"Entertainment

What New Shows Can Replicate The Success Of 'Game Of Thrones'?

A CBS All Access banner at the 2019 San Diego Comic-Con
Newsy / Andrew ShaferEntertainment

The 'Streaming Wars' Are Heating Up At San Diego Comic-Con