Andrea Stone has been a member of JAWS since 2006, the year she took part in a panel on war reporting at the CAMP in Sun Valley, Idaho. A former board member who also served a term as treasurer, she has been to seven CAMPs: Sun Valley; Snowbird, Utah; Asheville, N.C.; Albuquerque, N.M.; Essex Junction, Vt.; Palm Springs, Calif.; and Whitefish, Mont. In addition, Andrea served as conference chair for the 2013 CAMP in Vermont.
Andrea is director of career services at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, where she loves her job, helping launch the careers of a new generation of journalists. She also loves being back in her hometown of New York and working for the public university system where she earned her first bylines on the student newspaper.
A journalist for more than three decades, Andrea most recently freelanced for National Geographic and other outlets, and taught at American University in Washington, D.C. She helped lead the website launch for Al Jazeera America and worked as a senior correspondent for The Huffington Post and AOL News, where she was Washington bureau chief and also contributed to Politics Daily.
But Andrea spent most of her career at USA Today, where she covered national news, the Pentagon, Capitol Hill, presidential and congressional politics, foreign affairs and business. She has reported from 47 states and more than two dozen countries, including conflict zones in the Balkans, Afghanistan, Iraq, Israel and the Palestinian territories.
She is a graduate of CUNY’s Herbert H. Lehman College, and has an M.S. from the Columbia University School of Journalism, where her work is cited among its centennial 100 Great Stories.
Finally, Andrea is pretty sure she wouldn’t have the job she has today, or survived a previous adjunct teaching appointment, were it not for the contacts, tips, advice, encouragement, hand-holding and overall support her fellow JAWdesses have shown her over the last decade.
Term expires Oct. 2018