Andy Hirschfeld is a journalist based in New York City. His work has appeared in numerous publications including The Daily Beast, Talking Points Memo, Slate, Observer, CNBC, Yahoo Finance, The Columbus Dispatch, Fortune Magazine, Time Out Magazine, Eater, NY Focus, Insidehook, The Daily Dot, Digital Trends, TYT Investigates, Al Jazeera English, CS Monitor,Nationswell, Yes, The Courier, Salon and many other publications. He mainly covers cost of living related issues through a social lens as well as business, culture, tech, and politics.
He's broken multiple exclusives on topics ranging from pay issues in professional athletics to allegations of child abuse in residential treatment centers to financial influence on Capitol Hill.
His work has also been featured on CNN International, MSNBC, and NPR broadcasts. He's also been referenced in the Houston Chronicle, The Guardian, The Independent, CNN's Reliable Source's Newsletter, NY1, and San Francisco Chronicle.
He's also the anchor of The Business Report — a daily business news update program airing on NewsNet, ABC, CBS, CW and FOX affiliate news stations across the United States in several top 50 markets.
For radio, he's an active contributor to NPR's The American Homefront Project produced by WUNC.
He's appeared on multiple tv shows, radio shows and podcasts. Recent appearances include TYT's The Conversation and Google's Tell Me Something Good Podcast produced by The Solutions Journalism Network and iHeartRadio.
Previously, he produced and reported for Bloomberg, CNN, and CBS News.
Hirschfeld has interviewed HUD Secretaries Ben Carson and Shaun Donovan, Former Vice President Al Gore, Rep. Eric Swalwell, Rep, Jim Himes and Senators Ted Cruz, Kirsten Gillibrand, and Mitt Romney. He's interviewed Will Forte, Paris Hilton, Olivia Holt, Bill McKibben, and former Jetblue CEO David Neeleman among others.
His work is referenced and used in curricula at Harvard Law, CUNY, Stanford Law, Rutgers University, and The Aspen Institute.
He regularly speaks to colleges and universities about breaking into the freelance journalism marketplace. He recently led a seminar at Sarah Lawerance College in Bronxville, New York.
He is also a consultant that helps influencers channel their inner voice like a broadcaster does as well as with PR firms to better their interactions with journalists.
His photo work has been featured in Eater, Al Jazeera, Digital Trends as well as on websites for small businesses.
He is also the creator of Work From Home-ish NYC which is a guide to the best remote workspaces in New York City. He also writes the monthly email newsletter. He's also developing a comparable platform for NYC based digital nomads called Work From Home-ish Travel.