Getting the Scoop
Investigative journalist Andrew Kaczynski is the Senior Editor and a founding member of CNN’s Kfile – the leading investigation team for the social, mobile generation. Widely praised as a “scoop team,” Kfile is known for breaking news by scouring the internet through research, fact-checking, and investigative reporting. Kaczynski’s unique reporting tactics have earned him widespread recognition, and he shares his insights about storytelling and what it means to get the scoop in today’s media landscape in this riveting talk.
Cancer Research: Founding Team Beans
Senior Editor and founding member of CNN’s Kfile Andrew Kaczynski faced an unimaginable tragedy when he lost his baby daughter to rare and aggressive form of brain cancer. When Kaczynski and his wife founded the Team Beans Infant Brain Tumor Fund at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, the had no idea the impact their story would have. After numerous fundraisers, media appearances, and the contributions of more than 20,000 grassroots donors, Team Beans has raised $2.7M for infant brain tumor research. Kaczynski shares his story and his passionate advocacy for awareness, education, and research in this moving talk.
Andrew Kaczynski is the senior editor and founding member of CNN's Kfile — the leading investigation team for the social, mobile generation. Kfile is widely praised as a "scoop team," known for breaking news by scouring the internet through research, fact checking, and investigative reporting. Kaczynski and Kfile have exposed some of the most controversial statements, deceptions and hypocrisies from politicians -- both in office and on the campaign trail including uncovering interviews of Donald Trump's controversial comments on Howard Stern's Show. Within the first year of the Trump Administration, Kfile's reporting of government officials led to 10 resignations or withdrawals of nomination.
Kaczynski joined CNN from BuzzFeed, where he started as a political reporter in 2011. He quickly built a reputation at a young age for unearthing newsworthy archival videos, many of which later went viral. Notable scoops include the revelation that Donald Trump expressed support for the Iraq War in 2002 and evidence Kentucky Senator Rand Paul plagiarized speeches.
Kaczynski's unique reporting tactics have earned him widespread recognition. He was named to Forbes Magazine's "30 Under 30: Media" list for 2017, and his use of social media earned him many awards, including The Daily Beast's 2013 "Beast Best" award for his Twitter Feed and New York Magazine's 13th most influential Tweeter in New York City in 2014.