Andrew Pergam is Vice President, Video and New Ventures. He leads the company’s corporate and business development efforts, the management of its venture investment portfolio, and The Video Lab, McClatchy’s award-winning video operation.
Andy joined the company in 2014 as Head of Video to develop a comprehensive video initiative across all 28 markets and 14 states nationwide, sitting squarely at the intersection of editorial, product and revenue needs. He also serves on the advisory boards of the media accelerator Matter, a number of early-stage companies and works closely with other media startups and entrepreneurs.
Prior to joining McClatchy, he was a Senior Editor and the Director of Video at The Washington Post, leading long-term strategy and overseeing day-to-day operations. He helped lead the launch of PostTV with a particular emphasis on emerging distribution platforms.
Andy is also co-founder of Spark Camp, an event series that gathers leaders in media, technology and other industries for a series of important and intimate conversations throughout the year.
In a previous life, Andy was in television news. He was an on-air reporter for many years and created online programming for a division of NBC Universal, before running the digital operations of an NBC-owned property. Andy graduated from Johns Hopkins University and earned a master’s degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.