Full Name
Andrew Fitzgerald
Senior Vice President, Streaming Video Services | General Manager, Very Local
DCN Member Organization
Hearst Television
Speaker Bio
Andrew Fitzgerald is senior vice president of streaming video services at Hearst Television. In this role, Fitzgerald oversees the company’s effort to expand its breadth of content over emerging platforms including via its streaming app, Very Local. A streaming home for local news, weather, and more, Very Local also features exclusive original series such as Finding Adventure, Blind Kitchen, Boston Rob Does Beantown, and several others. He previously served as Hearst Television’s chief digital content officer beginning in 2017, where he worked with the digital teams at Hearst Television stations to produce and distribute content on multiple digital platforms and oversaw Hearst Television’s central digital content production.

Before joining Hearst, Fitzgerald was with Twitter for more than five years, most recently serving as the company’s director, curation. While there, he built and oversaw the global curation teams responsible for Moments, the Twitter feature developed to ease the way for users to find conversations and context around news, events and information beyond their home timelines. He also served as interim head of news partnerships, overseeing Twitter’s relationships with some 30 news organizations.

Prior to Twitter, Fitzgerald helped to launch the social media show The Stream for Al Jazeera English and led the citizen journalism program Collective Journalism for short-form documentary network Current TV.

Fitzgerald is a cum laude graduate of the University of Southern California, where he was both a Renaissance Scholar and a Presidential Scholarship recipient.
Andrew Fitzgerald