Andrew Whitman


Andrew Whitman

An Emmy Award winning broadcast journalist, Andrew is Senior Political Correspondent for RNN's "Richard French Live."

He has crisscrossed the country in his 15+ year career, from NYC to Montana, Louisiana, and Texas, covering stories from the killing of Amadou Diallo, to the 9/11 attacks, the crash of Space Shuttle Columbia, wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Isaac, Irene, and Sandy, and more presidential elections (5) than championships for his beloved Capitals (0), Mets (0), Orioles (0), and Johns Hopkins Blue Jay Lacrosse teams (2).

Andrew’s opinions are his own, and are difficult to change. But he can be swayed by generous helpings of crawfish, steamed crabs, jambalaya, bananas foster, and strawberries.

Andrew was raised in East Brunswick, NJ –– but try not to hold that against him.

Twitter: @WhitmanAndrew


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Posted by Andrew Whitman on February 19, 2013
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Dear Sen. McCain:

Once again, your nation looks to you in our moment of need.

You have made service to our nation the calling of your lifetime, demonstrating time and again that during our most difficult moments, you have been willing to sacrifice so much of yourself, and to do so for the benefit of the nation you love. Whether it was your service in Vietnam, your resilience and grit during five-plus years in the Hanoi Hilton, or your more than 30 years of service as a Congressman and Senator, you have always acted (or appeared to) in a way that put the needs of our nation above your own.

Sadly, today, that same selfless approach is needed – perhaps more than ever. And once again, that need arises with you squarely in the center of the fight.

Posted by Andrew Whitman on December 4, 2012

There’s a renewed debate on gun control that’s popped up in recent days… which means there’s been another horrific, tragic shooting somewhere sparking the debate. And there has – whether you’re talking about Jovan Belcher, or the Aurora theater shooting, or Gabby Giffords… Or, really – check any major (or minor) market newspaper.