Andrew Das

Class of 1986; Elected 2016

Andy graduated from UConn with a BA in history and economics. While in college he worked as an announcer for the campus radio station and had a part time job covering high school sports at the Hartford Courant. After graduation Andy was hired as the college sports reporter for the Idaho Falls Post Register before returning to Connecticut in 1992 as a reporter and editor at the Norwich Bulletin. At the Bulletin his work expanded to include minor league baseball, the New England Patriots, and the 1994 World Cup. Andy was hired as a page designer at The Journal News in White Plains NY where he was promoted to night sports editor and developed a freelance career covering the emerging professional soccer scene in the USA as well as international soccer. He joined the New York Times as a copy editor in 2006 and was added to the news team for the 2012 London Olympics. In 2013 Andy became an assistant sports editor responsible for directing the NY Times’ soccer and international sports reports. He directed the paper’s award winning coverage of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil as a reporter and editor and contributed to their coverage of the FIFA corruption scandal.