Andrew Kirell is a senior editor at The Daily Beast, overseeing the media team and its weekly Confider newsletter. He also writes about travel, music, and food. Kirell previously oversaw the Beast’s breaking-news and Cheat Sheet teams, which won a Digiday Award in 2018 for Best Email Newsletter. He is also a singer-songwriter who has performed at live venues across the U.S. and released his first album, Torch Songs, in 2023. Send him tips or pester him at