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Andrew Dyer


About Me

I am an investigative and general assignment reporter looking for my next opportunity to produce meaningful and impactful journalism.

I am a graduating senior at San Diego State University majoring in Journalism with a minor in Sociology. I am the current editor-in-chief of The Daily Aztec, our 105-year-old independent student newspaper. 

I earned an A.A. in Journalism at Southwestern College in 2016. At SWC, I was the assistant arts editor and assistant news editor of the National College Newspaper of the Year, 2015-2016, The SWC Sun.

I was a national finalist for SPJ's Mark of Excellence Award for online opinion and commentary.

I was also a bi-weekly beer columnist at San Diego CityBeat Magazine, an alt-weekly with a circulation of 50,000, from 2015-2018.

I served for 10 years in the U.S. Navy, including tours on the USS Kitty Hawk out of Yokosuka, Japan and the USS Ronald Reagan in San Diego, California. I accumulated six years of sea-time.

Between the Navy and college, I worked as a field service engineer for Innovative Product Achievements, installing and servicing automated linen management systems in hospitals nationwide. I had the opportunity to learn LINUX programming and networking before deciding to return to school to transition my career into journalism.


National Finalist, Online Opinion and Commentary

2016 Mark of Excellence Award, Society of Professional Journalists

First Place, Opinion Story
Journalism Association of Community Colleges 2016 State Conference

First Place, College Media News Story
Society of Professional Journalists San Diego 2016 Journalism Awards

Second Place, News Story
Journalism Association of Community Colleges 2016 State Conference

Second Place, College Print: News
San Diego Press Club Excellence in Journalism Awards 2016

Second Place, Critical Review
Journalism Association of Community Colleges 2016 SoCal Conference on-the-spot awards

​Fourth Place, Copy Editing
Journalism Association of Communtiy Colleges 2016 State Conference on-the-spot awards

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