Andrew Schneider's Biography
Andrew Schneider joined KUHF -- now Houston Public Media -- in January 2011. Since arriving in Houston, he has reported on the many changes wrought on the region’s economy by the revolution in domestic energy production. Those changes include the rebirth of the region’s manufacturing sector and the rise of the Port of Houston as a hub of global trade. They’ve also led to dramatic increases in workplace and traffic deaths, as Andrew has documented in his investigative reporting. His work has aired nationally on NPR’s Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Here & Now, as well as internationally on the BBC World Service.
In 2013, Andrew served as the station’s first accredited war correspondent. He embedded with U.S. troops in Afghanistan’s Kandahar and Zabul provinces, where he reported on the transfer of security responsibilities to Afghan forces. Greater Houston has one of the country’s largest and fastest-growing concentrations of post-9/11 veterans. Andrew was determined to make sure his listeners understood the experience of these veterans as they tried to adjust to civilian life.
In addition, Andrew has become Houston Public Media’s resident expert on white collar crime. In 2012, he covered the trial and conviction of R. Allen Stanford for running the second-biggest Ponzi scheme in U.S. history.
Andrew hosts a weekly interview program, the Bauer Business Focus, featuring conversations with business leaders, academics, and policy makers on subjects related to the Houston economy.
Before moving to Houston, Andrew spent more than a decade in Washington, D.C. as a print reporter for The Kiplinger Letter, covering trade, global economics, foreign affairs, and the environment. He holds degrees in history from the University of Chicago and Duke University.