Andrew Kreig, born in Chicago and based in Washington, DC, is a political commentator, non-profit executive, author, attorney, and former newspaper reporter.
He edits the Justice Integrity Project, a non-partisan investigative reporting organization published online. Also, has lectured on five continents about communications, and is active in multiple journalism, high-tech, legal, foreign affairs, and other civic groups.
He has written two books. Presidential Puppetry (2013) evaluated little-reported current events in historical terms. Spiked (1987) reported on disturbing trends in the consolidation of news outlets into fewer hands.
His parents were Illinois natives who met and married at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. He was born at the Laying In Hospital on the University of Chicago campus, where he later received his J.D. degree from the law school.
Formerly, he led the Wireless Communications Association International (WCA) from 1996 to 2008 as president/CEO in its global advocacy for the then-nascent broadband wireless industry. Its mission was to overcome regulatory, business, and technical obstacles as wireless Internet progressed from a dream in the early 1990s into viable services. To showcase advanced applications for consumers, businesses, schools, and other governmental users, the association held annual conventions in Silicon Valley and Washington, DC.
Earlier, he was the association’s vice president and general counsel, an associate in the DC office of a national law firm, law clerk to federal judge, and a newspaper reporter and magazine editor. Aside from his Chicago degree, he holds an M.S.L. from Yale Law School and a B.A. from Cornell University.