Barrett Honors College junior and journalism major Andrew Howard scoops the national media on a major political story with Arizona ties

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September 30, 2019

Barrett Honors College junior and journalism major Andrew Howard scoops the national media on a major political story with Arizona ties

Andrew Howard (second row center left) is a managing editor of The State Press and stands with the staff of the student newspaper in Phoenix, Arizona. Photo Credit: AP/Kevin Hurley

Andrew Howard, a Barrett Honors College junior who works as the managing editor of The State Press, Arizona State University’s student newspaper, recently scooped the national media on a big story.

Howard, a junior studying journalism and political science, was looking for a local angle to the story about the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump. Howard found that Kurt Volker, executive director of the McCain Institute at ASU stepped down from his position as U.S. Special Envoy for Ukraine after reports of his involvement in questionable incidents involving Trump, the president’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, and the president of Ukraine.

Howard got the story before reporters from large national outlets such as The New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, MSNBC, The Associated Press, and Newsday.

Howard is being recognized by his journalism peers for his work on the Volker story and has done interviews with several major news organizations.

In this interview with MSNBC’s Morning Joe show, Howard explains how he decided to do the story. He also talked about his big scoop with The New York Times and The Arizona Republic.

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