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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
Libertarian Gary Johnson campaigns for president in Utah in 2015.
Getty ImagesPolitics

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

Hands holding different dollar and euro notes
Getty ImagesPolitics

Universal Basic Income Is A Hot Welfare Idea — But Can It Be Funded? before the 3D-printed gun blueprints were blocked.
Defense DistributedU.S.

5 Things You Need To Know About 3D-Printed Gun Blueprints

A woman chants during a Hindu celebration
Newsy / Andrew ShaferWorld

Hindu Celebrations Honor Various Deities But Have Commonalities

The 3D Printed Liberator Gun
Vvzvlad / CC BY SA 3.0U.S.

This Man Made It Possible (And Maybe Legal) To 3D Print Guns

Mariana Ibarra with her son in El Paso, Texas
Newsy / Andrew ShaferPolitics

A Mother's Journey From Violence In Mexico To Legal Limbo In The US

Newsy's Eugene Daniels gets a demonstration of IKE by the CEO, Pete Scantland.
Newsy Staff / Megan SmithTech

This Huge iPad Could Help Make City Life Easier

Iris, a mother from Honduras, weeps after speaking to reporters about being separated from her six-year-old son.
Newsy / Andrew ShaferPolitics

Reunions Are Elusive For Families Separated At The Southern US Border

David Moran holding the banner for Gays Against Guns
Gays Against Guns OrlandoU.S.

Rainbow Flag Takes On Additional Meaning For Gays Against Guns

A doctor holds an intrauterine device
Newsy / Andrew ShaferSci/Health

How IUDs Became One Of Doctors' Top Contraceptive Choices

Sara Grossman standing in front of the Pulse nightclub memorial in Orlando, Florida.
Newsy / Andrew ShaferU.S.

Pulse Nightclub Is Now A Symbol Of Solidarity For A Healing Community

Lulú Martínez by the U.S-Mexico border in 2013.
Steve Pavey / Hope In FocusPolitics

This Queer Dreamer And 'Chicagoan Of The Year' Was Granted Asylum


30 Minutes With: Judy And Dennis Shepard

Danielle Juhre sings her new single "Nobody"

30 Minutes With: Danielle Juhre

Artist Richard Santiago in front of his art exhibition
Ben Schamisso / NewsyU.S.

Artist Honors The Dead Who Weren't Counted After Hurricane Maria

French President Emmanuel Macron welcomes US President Donald Trump prior to a meeting at the Elysee Presidential Palace
Getty ImagesPolitics

Is The Trump-Macron Bromance On?

Students from Tilden Career Community Academy in Chicago, IL, embrace each other during a nationwide school walkout.
Getty Images / Scott OlsenU.S.

For Some Chicago Teens, The Violence In Parkland Is All Too Familiar

Sarah McBride and Andy Cray
Sarah McBrideU.S.

Trans Woman Sarah McBride Learned Empathy From Her Late Husband

Female candidates embrace in Chicago
Newsy / Sarah GirouxPolitics

Women Are Uniting To Overcome The Obstacles Of Running For Office

High school students from Kenwood Academy in Chicago, Illinois, rally outside their school on March 14, 2018.
Newsy / Andrew ShaferU.S.

On National Walkout Day, Chicago Students Protest Gun Violence At Home

People at the Women's March Chicago
Newsy / Andrew ShaferU.S.

Women With Disabilities Are More Than Ready To Be Heard

Protesters with a sign that reads "CLEAN DREAM OR SHUT IT DOWN" in front of the Trump Tower in Chicago.
Newsy / Ben SchamissoPolitics

Chicago Protesters Want A 'Clean' Deal For 'Dreamers' and TPS Holders