Andrea Mustain is a journalist, producer, editor, and strategist with more than a decade of experience in the video and audio space. She is currently working on a documentary, destined for PBS (and wider release, we hope), for which she has received grants from IDA, Sundance, and the Ford Foundation, among others. Before that, she was the executive producer and host of the podcast Raw Data, from PRX.
She also spent several years as the science editor for PRX, worked as a lead strategist at a Fortune 100 tech company, taught journalism at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, worked on WNYC’s The Takeaway, and covered high-energy particle physics at Fermilab.
Her work has appeared in Scientific American, The Christian Science Monitor, Business Insider, and Symmetry magazine, among others, and on PRX and the public radio program Marketplace. Take a look at LinkedIn for more details.
She spent many years working as a stagehand, but, in search of a far more lucrative and dependable career, chose journalism.
She holds degrees in theater and Russian language and literature from Northwestern University, and received her M.S. from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
She feels a little weird writing about herself in third-person, but finds that slightly less horrifying than writing all this in first-person, since that would go against all her Midwestern sensibilities — which remain intact, despite more than a decade of living in New York.
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