Head of News Curation
BuzzFeed UK

Andy is Head of News Curation for BuzzFeed UK with more than 10 years experience reporting, feature writing and broadcasting.

In his current role and previous role as BuzzFeed's UK Social Media Editor, Andy has been at the forefront of delivering the company's news and political coverage on new platforms.

He organised BuzzFeed’s EU referendum Townhall Facebook Live event, in which leaders including David Cameron and Nicola Sturgeon answered questions from a live studio audience, attracting 7.7m viewers and received the 2016 commendation in the Drum's Social Media Buzz Individual of the Year award.

Before joining BuzzFeed, Andy worked for BBC News, as a senior reporter for @BBCBreaking, as well as a producer for Newsnight, Panorama, BBC World and BBC London.


"It wasn't until I received the commendation in the Drum's 2016 Social Media Buzz Individual of the Year award, that I really got to realise the calibre of inspirational and ground-breaking individuals and brands that get nominated for these awards. I'm incredibly excited about participating in the judging of the entries this year and getting insight into the most innovative next big things in our dynamic social media landscape."

Judging panel

Lucy Amos

Head of Social Media (UK)

Sedge Beswick

Founder & Managing Director
SEEN Connects

Matthew Cannington

Head of Social Marketing

Andy Dangerfield

Head of News Curation
BuzzFeed UK

Cecilia Dominici

Head of Social Media, News and Content
Cancer Research UK

Paul Fabretti

Director, Search and Social, Office Marketing at Microsoft

Laura Gibson

Social Creative Lead
ITV Creative

Lee Goodger

Global Social Media Advisor

Alfie Green

Creative Nerds

Abby Guthkelch

Global Head of Social Media Engagement

Lucie Kerley

Founder, Creative Digital Strategist & Social Media Consultant
Agent K

Rachel Kneen

Social Media Marketing Manager

Eimear Lambe

Head of Brand Strategy

Timothy Love

Senior Marketing Manager - Channels

Olly Osborne

Head of Audience, EMEA
VICE Media

Tim Pritchard

Head of Social Media
Manning Gottlieb OMD

Jérémie Roturier

Head of Social Media EMEA
Apple x Beats by Dre

Amelia Simmons

Social Media Manager

Emma Wallace

Group Social Media Manager
Penguin Random House

Hannah Watson

Head of Communications
Jungle Creations

James Whatley

Planning Partner - Innovation
Ogilvy & Mather