Andrew Craft, How The Sausage Is Made – Journalism vs. Intelligence

Our January 12, 2023 Membership meeting featured Andrew Craft, a Senior Digital Journalist at LiveNOW from FOX. From January 6th, 2022 to the Ukraine war to Queen Elizabeth’s death and the midterm elections, Andrew covered it all with the LiveNOW team. We had a wide ranging talk including his experiences, challenges, and views on current and upcoming events.

FOX has been Andrew’s home for eight years. After graduating from the University of Michigan, Andrew was hired as a production assistant for Fox News Channel’s daytime programming in New York, where he learned a lot about how to get stories to air. But he always wanted to be the one telling them. So, Andrew chose the Fox News Multimedia Reporter program as his next step. He spent two years in Las Vegas and got his chops as a young reporter in the field, learning along the way. Tragically, his biggest national story was the Las Vegas country music festival shooting that claimed 58 lives. Apart from the numerous entertainment stories, Andrew covered the OJ Simpson prison release, Nevada’s marijuana legalization, and the 2018 primary election season.

Just before his LiveNOW journey began, Andrew had the unique opportunity to work as a campaign embed during the political primary season in 2019. Initially, he crisscrossed the country following the many Democrats running for President, and was later assigned full time to Sen. Bernie Sanders’ campaign.

Andrew is in his third year at LiveNOW from FOX. He is based in Phoenix and originally from Jackson, MI. Andrew graduated from the University of Michigan in 2014 with a B.A. in Political Science and Spanish, was an active member of student government and interned for C-SPAN.