CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- Professor of Practice in the Department of Media Studies at the University of Virginia, Professor Wyatt Andrews teaches a lecture class, The News Media: a real-time look at how the news media functions and the challenges it faces.
He also teaches Basic and Advanced Multimedia News Reporting for students hoping to learn professional-level reporting skills.
As a CBS News national correspondent, Andrews was responsible for tracking trends in politics, veterans' affairs, health care, energy, and foreign affairs. He was the principal reporter for the "CBS Evening News" segment "Eye on America" from 1992 to 2007.
During the 2008 Presidential campaign, Andrews was the primary correspondent for the "Reality Check" segment on the Evening News, focusing on political claims and distortions.
As a correspondent on the U.S. Supreme Court, he covered key challenges to war powers, detainee rights, affirmative action, and campaign finance.
Then during the first Bush administration, Andrews was the White house correspondent for CBS News, covering the first Gulf War, summit meetings with the Soviets in Malta and Helsinki.
Andrews has won three National Emmy awards for "The Gandhi Assassination" (1984), "The Reagan-Gorbachev Summit" in Reykjavik, Iceland (1986) and "The Washington Sniper Case" (2002).
He also won a DuPont-Columbia Silver Baton award for "Sandy Hook" (2014). This award is considered the Pulitzer of broadcast news.
Andrews was a Correspondent on the CBS News team that won this DuPont for coverage of the Newtown tragedy.