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Andrew Fitzgerald

SVP, Streaming Services, GM, Very Local
Hearst Television

Picture of Andrew FitzgeraldAndrew Fitzgerald is senior vice president of streaming video services for Hearst Television and general manager of the company’s rapidly growing Very Local digital-content unit, of which he was the architect.

Hearst Television launched Very Local in September 2021 to provide streaming access to local news and new original non-scripted programming in its more than two dozen local markets. Under Fitzgerald’s leadership, Very Local has expanded its program selection and distribution substantially; its titles are now available on nearly every streaming platform, and its localized FAST channels are available via multiple aggregators. The app features more than a dozen new original unscripted shows, including regional Emmy award winners encompassing a variety of program genres.

Fitzgerald joined Hearst Television in 2017 as chief digital content officer, responsible for digital initiatives locally and centrally. He launched dedicated social video brands highlighting local stories from around the Hearst Television footprint. He also led initiatives in branded video content and local digital lifestyle storytelling. Prior to Hearst, Fitzgerald served with Twitter for more than five years, including roles building the global team responsible for Moments and overseeing Twitter’s relationships with U.S. news organizations. In previous roles, Fitzgerald helped to launch the social media show The Stream for Al Jazeera English and led the citizen journalism program Collective Journalism for the short-form documentary network Current TV.

Fitzgerald is a cum laude graduate of the University of Southern California, where he was both a Renaissance Scholar and a Presidential Scholarship recipient.

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