Vice President, News Operations and New Ventures
Andrew Pergam is Vice President, News Operations and New Ventures. He leads teams that coordinate news coverage across platforms, publish digital and print publications and reimagine journalism efforts across the company. He also leads McClatchy's award-winning video operation, the company's global partnerships with technology companies and management of its venture investments.
Andy joined the company in 2014 as Head of Video to develop a comprehensive video initiative focused on editorial, product and revenue opportunities. The team has expanded to include the Creative Lab (McClatchy's in-house branded content studio), McClatchy Studios (which produces docuseries on streaming providers) and the McClatchy New Ventures Lab.
Andy is also co-founder of Spark Camp, an event series that gathers leaders in media, technology and other industries for a series of important and intimate conversations throughout the year.
Prior to joining McClatchy, he was a Senior Editor and the Director of Video at The Washington Post, leading long-term strategy and overseeing day-to-day operations. He was an on-air reporter for many years and created online programming for a division of NBC Universal, before running the digital operations of an NBC-owned property.
Andy earned a master's degree from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism and graduated from Johns Hopkins University. He lives in Washington, D.C.