Andrew Kreig

Andrew Kreig, based in Washington, DC, is a political commentator, non-profit association executive, author, attorney, and former newspaper reporter.

He edits the Justice Integrity Project, a non-partisan investigative reporting organization published online. Also, he speaks and writes for other outlets, has appeared on more than a hundred broadcast interviews, and has published in newspapers more than 200 book reviews, primarily on non-fiction.

He has written two books, most recently Presidential Puppetry (2013), which evaluated the Obama administration’s role in history, drawing on investigative and political science insights from a century of past administrations.

Formerly, he led the Wireless Communications Association International (WCAI) from 1996 to 2008 as president/CEO in its global advocacy for the then-emerging broadband wireless industry. Its mission was to overcome regulatory, business, and technical obstacles as wireless Internet progressed from a 1990s dream. The association showcased advanced applications for consumers, businesses, schools, and other governmental users. These included such newsworthy areas as: emergency broadband after 9/11 to re-establish communications in New York City’s stricken downtown; military and public safety uses of wireless in Iraq; the optimal divisions of scarce spectrum between U.S. civilian/government uses; and the best global governance of the Internet.

Earlier, he was the association’s vice president and general counsel, an associate in the DC office of a global law firm, law clerk to a presidentially appointed U.S. District Court judge in Boston, and a reporter for 14 years with the Hartford Courant in Connecticut, which is the oldest U.S. newspaper in continuous publication.

He holds a master’s degree from Yale Law School, a JD from the University of Chicago Law School, and a BA from Cornell University, where he studied history and wrote for the Daily Sun. He has lectured on five continents about communications, and is active in journalism, high-tech, legal, and other civic groups, including the National Press Club, Overseas Press Club and his schools’ alumni associations.