Featured Session: Andrew Callaghan

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Andrew Callaghan is a 25-year-old American journalist acclaimed as “the only honest man left in news” and host of YouTube’s leading street/gonzo journalism team, Channel 5 with Andrew Callaghan, which launched last April. Quoted by Rolling Stone as “the hardest working and possibly the best-known journalist of his generation,” Callaghan is celebrated for his deadpan humor and unfiltered reporting on the depths of complex social and political issues. Most recently, HBO acquired Callaghan’s Untitled feature length documentary, of which he is the star, director, and producer alongside A24. The documentary chronicles Andrew’s wild RV journey through America in the months leading up to the January 6 Capitol Riot. It does not yet have a release date. Most recently on Channel 5, Andrew:
Interviewed Alex Jones in his first sit-down interview after being convicted of defamation in a Texas court and ordered to pay $45.2M in punitive damages to the families of the 28 children killed in the Sandy Hook shooting;
Documented Parkway Gardens Projects aka O BLOCK in Chicago, featuring interviews with local O Block rappers as well as discussions regarding the role that YouTube gang content and internet street gossip plays in escalating real-life violence on the streets;
Traveled to Ukraine to document the Russian invasion in a way that made even the biggest broadcasters in global news question their access;
Covered “SatanCon” in Arizona where he interviewed Satanists and an assortment of Christian protestors;
Covered the NRA meeting and exhibition which occurred this past May in Houston days after the tragic mass shooting at Uvalde which took the lives of 19 students;
Covered pro-choice protest in his hometown of Seattle, Washington just 48 hours after the Supreme Court decided to repeal Roe Vs. Wade, featuring interview with protestors and pro-lifers.

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