Wyatt Andrews is a CBS News National correspondent based in Washington D.C. He is responsible for tracking trends in politics, health care, energy, the environment and foreign affairs.
Based in Washington since 1988, Andrews was the CBS News Supreme Court correspondent from 2003 to 2009 and the principal reporter for the CBS EVENING NEWS segment “Eye on America” from 1992-2007. 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.
Previously, he served as a CBS News White House correspondent (1989-1991) during the first Bush Administration, during the time of the first Gulf War and summit meetings with the Soviets in Malta and Helsinki. Andrews covered the State Department for CBS News (1988-1989), reporting on nuclear arms control, the Afghanistan accords, Middle East negotiations, U.S. relations with Mikhail Gorbachev and NATO.
He was CBS News' Moscow correspondent and bureau chief (1986-1988) during a crucial period in Soviet history that included the early reforms of Gorbachev, the Chernobyl nuclear reactor accident, perestroika and U.S.-Soviet summits in Reykjavik, Moscow and Washington, D.C.
Andrews was a correspondent in CBS News' Tokyo bureau (1984-1986), where he covered stories throughout Asia, including the assassination of Indira Gandhi, anti-Marcos unrest in the Philippines, the Bhopal disaster and trade conflicts. Andrews joined CBS News in 1981 as a reporter in its Atlanta bureau.
He has won three Emmy Awards: for coverage of the Gandhi assassination (1984), the Reagan-Gorbachev summit in Reykjavik, Iceland (1986) and the Washington sniper case (2003). Additionally, Andrews was part of the CBS News team which won the 2014 DuPont Silver Baton Award for coverage of the Newtown tragedy.
Prior to joining CBS News, Andrews was a reporter for WPLG-TV Miami (1979-1981), where he received a local Emmy Award for his reports on the exodus of Haitian refugees, as well as an Emmy and a Sigma Delta Chi Award for his series on the crime wave in Miami in 1980.
He was a reporter for WFTV Orlando (1977-1979) and WTVR-TV Richmond, Va., (1974-1977). Andrews was born in New Orleans and grew up in Norfolk, Va. He was graduated from the University of Virginia in 1974 with honors with a B.A. in government and foreign affairs. Andrews and his wife live in Vienna, Va., with their four children.