Meet the Team

Andrew Shafer


Andrew Ryan Shafer hails from Kansas City, the BBQ capital of the world and jewel of the Mid-West. Andrew got his start freelancing in the film industry rubbing elbows with celebrities and stalking the crafty table. He later found his niche in news, running live newscasts at KSHB and nominating himself King of Information for friends and family...whether they agreed with this sentiment or not. When he is not filming projects and sleuthing the internet, he is cultivating a high opinion in his taste of movies and craft beer.

  Recent Work
John David Washington and Ron Stallworth.
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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
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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.
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Gun Violence In Chicago Communities Part Two

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

Andrew ShaferPolitics

Women In Chicago Can March On, Thanks To This College Student

Salvadorian immigrant Stefany Marjorie, 8, holds her doll Rodrigo while going home on July 24, 2014 in Mission, Texas.
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Kids Come To The Border Alone, But This Lawyer Has Their Back

Jared Rouben holding a beer
Newsy/Andrew ShaferU.S.

Dream Jobs: Brewmaster

Atticus Finch and his daughter, Scout, sitting on a porch in 1962's "To Kill A Mockingbird."
Universal Pictures / "To Kill A Mockingbird"Entertainment

How Porches Are More Than Just A Backdrop in 'To Kill A Mockingbird'

Rebecca Faber plays her violin
Sarah Giroux/Andrew Shafer/NewsyU.S.

Dream Jobs: Violinist

Libertarian Gary Johnson campaigns for president in Utah in 2015.
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Third-Party Candidates Don't Need To Win To Impact 2018

Mayor Pete Buttigieg talks to Newsy about whether young voters will show up in November.

Young Voters Say They're Ready To Have An Impact On Midterms

Myya Jones is running for Mayor of Detroit. She's one of three women profiled in the documentary, "Represent."
Backbone Films / "Represent"Politics

This Doc Explores 'The Year Of The Woman' From The Ground Up

Neil deGrasse Tyson in 2018 speaking about climate change.
Newsy / Madeline CarlSci/Health

Neil deGrasse Tyson On Climate Change's 'New Normal'

Adam Rippon
Newsy / Andrew ShaferU.S.

Adam Rippon Made Coming Out Great Again

A welcome sign in Princeville, North Carolina
Newsy / Andrew ShaferU.S.

Perseverance In Flood-Prone Princeville, America's First Black Town

Key Yu Wang mows a lawn
Ben Schamisso / NewsySci/Health

This Chinese-American Community Is Empowering Adults With Disabilities

Interstate 40 in North Carolina covered in floodwater.
North Carolina Department of TransportationSci/Health

What A Bird's-Eye View Can Tell Us About Flood Devastation

Serena Williams, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer
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Pro Tennis Players Keep Getting Older. Here's Why