Andrew Pergam is Senior Editor, Video at The Washington Post.
Andrew oversees PostTV, the online video offering from The Washington Post. In addition to setting long-term strategy and product innovation, he leads a team of journalists focused on daily and long-form video storytelling. The department produces live events and puts an emphasis on emerging distribution platforms for video.
He is also a co-founder of Spark Camp, a gathering of journalism/media/tech leaders multiple times a year.
Andrew’s background is in television news and the integration of broadcast and online journalism. Prior to joining The Post, Andrew was Editorial Director of J-Lab, examining and helping support innovations in interactive journalism.
As managing editor for digital of NBC Connecticut, Andrew was responsible for strategic growth, editorial operations and the successful integration of on-air and on-line operations. He was described as “one of the very smart, aggressive players” in digital media by the Hartford Courant.
In a previous life, he was a television reporter who, in addition to his regular on-air duties, created original online programming for a division of NBC Universal. He has won numerous awards for his broadcast reporting and recognition for his involvement in community organizations.
Andrew earned a master’s degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, where he remains active as Vice Chair of the Board of Alumni, and graduated from Johns Hopkins University. He also serves on the advisory board of the International Reporting Project at SAIS. He and his wife live in Washington, D.C.