Hi, I'm Andy

I've been a professional writer and editor for over 25 years, starting with credits in The Boston Phoenix and PopMatters and including steady gigs at ARTISTdirect.com (managing editor 2004-2007), Metromix.com (national music editor, 2007-2012) and L.A. Weekly (music editor, 2014-2017, where I won the 2016 AAN Award for best music writing). For most of my career, my beat was music, but I've also written, researched and edited articles, books, and podcasts about history, science, outdoor adventure, cycling, wine, cocktails, art, and Muppets, among many other topics.

The outlets and brands I've written for include Billboard, DJ Mag, Downbeat, Easyriders, FLOOD, Gigwise, Insomniac, The L.A. Times, Los Angeles magazine, Los Angeleno, Mixmag, Native Instruments, NPR Music, Rolling Stone, Vice, and WeTransfer's WePresent. 

Currently I am a podcast producer for Wondery Media, where the shows I work on include Against the Odds, American Scandal, and American History Tellers. I've also written and/or produced episodes for Business Wars, American Innovations, and Imagined Life. I co-wrote and co-produced the hit Wondery podcast Jacked: Rise of the New Jack Sound, which was the #1 music podcast on Apple and named one of the best podcasts of 2020 by the Atlantic and the A.V. Club.