Andrew Stern

Andrew Stern

Emeritus – Emeritus

Andrew (André) Stern is an award-winning broadcast journalist who has produced documentaries on the nuclear arms race, international relations, and race relations in America. He also is a recognized photographer whose collection has been shown in group and solo exhibitions.

Born in Munich, Germany in 1931, Andrew came to New York City with his family as a refugee in 1939. After studying at the University of Geneva and the Sorbonne, Stern graduated from Dartmouth College. He held jobs as a documentary photographer, a radio producer for the Voice of America, and eventually as an investigative journalist for ABC News and PBS.

In 1969, Stern was invited to start a new program in broadcast journalism documentary and photography at the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California in Berkeley. It was during his tenure at Berkeley that he produced “How Much Is Enough?: Decision Making in the Nuclear Age” (1981), which was broadcast nationwide by PBS and 6 European countries, and received many awards including the George Polk Award, the Thomas Storke Award, the Edward Weintal Prize for Diplomatic Reporting, and Best Documentary at the U.S. Film Festival Park City (precursor to the Sundance Film Festival). After retiring, Stern worked with young journalists and newly independent television stations in the former USSR. In recent years, he has focused on scanning and reprinting his large collection of photographic work, viewable at his website

Stern Documentaries: (password: astern)