Andre Torrez

Andre Torrez

Digital Content Producer

Andre Torrez is a native Midwesterner who has called the Bay Area home for nearly 20 years.

In 2007, he honed his news chops at KCBS All News, working in production and as a writer while simultaneously serving as a volunteer DJ and promo director at KUSF 90.3 FM.

Delving into the world of print journalism, he took an internship with the progressive, alt-weekly SF Bay Guardian, where he would briefly become a columnist. He was a contributing writer for the Bay Area Reporter where his beat included nightlife for this LGBTQ+ community newspaper.

His byline has been seen in the San Francisco Chronicle, SF Weekly, Vice, 7x7, and various other print and digital publications.

While arts and culture have been his calling, Andre landed at KTVU in 2015 as a digital content producer.

Recent highlights include his launch of the ‘Dollarita Steve’ sensation where he mined a random moment from broadcast television and turned it into digital gold. He conceived the ‘Amber Lee’s Chinatown’ half-hour TV special and served as its field producer.

His artful eye captured the historic neon lights of San Francisco for a brilliant trip through time that played as an evergreen piece on TV screens and as a multimedia experience on handheld devices.

Andre is always looking to highlight those who are underrepresented and underserved, and stories that will take you off the beaten path into the lesser-known, underappreciated nooks and crannies of Bay Area life.

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