Andrew Kaczynski Biography
Andrew Kaczynski is an American journalist and political reporter for CNN. He is the senior editor and founding member of CNN’s K-file. Kaczynski became widely known in 2011 for posting old video clips of politicians. The clips were often of them making statements contrary to their current political positions, on YouTube.
Kaczynski was described as “the Republican primaries’ most influential amateur opposition researcher”. He has also appeared on MSNBC, Fox News, CNN, NPR, PBS, and C-SPAN.
Kaczynski had a bout of pancreatitis at 19, leading him to eschew smoking and alcohol.
He attended Ohio University, but got involved with political reporting, and then transferred to St. Johns University to study early American history. He then enrolled in online courses to meet his degree requirement but did not eventually graduate. He got his start by e-mailing reporters’ tip boxes with clips he found of politicians contradicting themselves.
Kaczynski was named to Forbes Magazine’s “30 Under 30: Media” list for 2017. His use of social media earned him many awards which include: The Daily Beast’s 2013 “Beast Best” award for his Twitter Feed and New York Magazine’s 13th most influential Tweeter in New York City in 2014.
He is a Flex Cam winner at a @BrooklynNets game and also a New York Yankees, and Cleveland Browns fan.
Andrew Kaczynski Age
Kaczynski was born on November 30, 1989, in Cleveland, Ohio. He is 29 years old as of 2018.
Andrew Kaczynski Family
He was born to Stephen J. Kaczynski and Theresa Kaczynski. Andrew also grew up with a sister.
Andrew Kaczynski Married
Times reported that Kaczynski was engaged to Rachel Ensign, a Wall Street Journal banking reporter in 2016. Politico then reported that the couple married in May 2017, writing, “It was decidedly non-scene! Lots of family and old friends … [celebrating a] wonderful evening at Prospect Park boathouse.
Andrew Kaczynski Buzzfeed
Kaczynski was hired by BuzzFeed in December 2011. T BuzzFeed, he quickly built a reputation at a young age for unearthing newsworthy archival videos, many of which later went viral. His team dug up clips of Donald Trump saying he supported – despite statements to the contrary – the Iraq War. Another one was a clip of Hillary Clinton referring to some children as “super predators”. He produced a video of Ben Carson saying he believed the pyramids were used to store grain. He also released a video of Bernie Sanders proclaiming his support for Fidel Castro and the Sandinistas in Nicaragua.
Andrew subsequently found clips of Donald Trump-supporting the 2011 American intervention in Libya, the toppling of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak and also pushing for US action to protect Iranian protesters. Clips he found of Donald Trump on the Howard Stern Show were used in both Democratic and Republican attack ads against Trump. They were also used as the basis of a question in the first general election Presidential debate of 2016.
In 2016, during the US campaign for president, Kaczynski brought to attention a statement by the chairman of the American Nazi Party in support of Republican candidate Donald Trump on the grounds that “if Trump does win … it’s going to be a real opportunity for people like white nationalists.”
Kaczynski and his team announced they were leaving BuzzFeed on October 3, 2016.
Andrew Kaczynski Kfile
Andrew joined CNN after leaving BuzzFeed. With his team, he formed the leading investigation team for the social, mobile generation, CNN’s K-file. It is widely praised as a “scoop team,” known for breaking news by scouring the internet through research, fact-checking, and investigative reporting.
Kaczynski and his Kfile team have exposed some of the most controversial statements, deceptions, and hypocrisies from politicians. The politicians who are both in office and on the campaign trail include uncovering interviews with Donald Trump.
In 2017 and 2018, several Trump administration officials such as Carl Higbie, Jamie Johnson, Todd Johnson, Christine Bauserman, and Brute Bradford resigned over controversial comments Kaczynski uncovered.
He surfaced audio of Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of labor, Andrew Puzder, describing the employees hired at his restaurants as the “best of the worst” in January 2017. Puzder then later withdrew due to other reasons, and however, did not join the administration.
Andrew Kaczynski Mike Cernovich
In 2017, Kaczynski faced harassment, death threats, and protests at his house after he wrote a story that did not name a Reddit user who created a GIF posted by Donald Trump. He however suggested he might publish the user’s identity if their social media behavior changed. Social media personality and alt-right commentator Mike Cernovich is among those leading the charge against him.
Andrew Kaczynski Ted Kaczynski
There is no relation between Andrew and Ted Kaczynski.