Fitzgerald, Andrew

Fitzgerald, Andrew

SVP, Streaming Video Services at Hearst Television

In his role, Andrew Fitzgerald oversees the company’s effort to expand its breadth of content over emerging platforms. He previously served as Hearst Television’s Chief Digital Content Officer beginning in 2017.

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. Earlier, as Twitter’s Senior Manager, Strategy and Operations, Fitzgerald conceived and executed content strategies around major events such as the Super Bowl, Olympics, NASCAR races, and the 2012 presidential election, among others.

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.

Sessions/Events
Rethinking Genres: Games, Travel, Talk and More
Sunday, April 16 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM PT