• Andrew has been professionally reporting on a wide range of subjects since 2009.
  • After multiple years as a municipal reporter, Andrew served as the managing editor of six weekly papers in the Central New Jersey region.
  • Andrew is a four-time New Jersey Press Association Award winner for his news articles and feature pieces.

Experience

For more than a decade, Andrew Martins has enjoyed an eventful career covering everything from town politics to the business implications of the 2020 Presidential Election. After graduating from Ramapo College of New Jersey in 2009, Andrew began his long foray into print journalism by learning about and covering local politics and its importance to small businesses within a community. As the head of a regional group of papers, he became acutely aware of the financial impact a slow economic recovery can have on an entire industry. Most recently, Andrew spent more than two years working for business.com and Business News Daily, where he covered the tax, public policy, and technology beats.

Education

Andrew Martins graduated from Ramapo College in 2009, where he earned a B.A. in Communications. During his studies there, he became enthralled with journalism, prompting him to take up a concentration in the subject. After a single semester on staff, Andrew ascended to the positions of News Editor at The Ramapo News and News Coordinator at the student-run radio station WRPR. He ended his time at the college with an internship at the New York Daily News. He credits his mentor, Edna Negron, for helping foster his entire career.

Quote from Andrew Martins

"You can always look at technology and say, 'Oooh, it could be used for evil purposes.' But the deeper responsibility I feel is 'Ooh, this could actually be useful for something and it's not being used in that way.' It's the lost opportunities that I worry about." -Will Wright