Drew Tewksbury
Drew Tewksbury

Drew Tewksbury is a Los Angeles-based cultural journalist, editor, photographer, and multimedia producer.

Tewksbury is the managing editor / co-producer for KCET-TV's Artbound, a transmedia project providing in-depth arts/culture coverage of 11 counties in Southern California. He develops, assigns, and edits content from more than 50 contributors stationed across the state, writes feature articles, and helps develop documentary segments broadcast on Artbound’s TV show aired on KCET public media.

For Artbound Presents: Studio A, a music performance show on KCET TV, he assists in production of online editorial content and booking musical acts.

As a journalist, Tewksbury has written and reported feature articles or radio pieces for: National Public Radio (NPR), Forbes, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Magazine, L.A Weekly, KPCC Southern California Public Radio, NME (U.K), Billboard Magazine, Hollywood Reporter, Flaunt Magazine, SWINDLE Magazine, URB Magazine, Filter Magazine, Intersections (International), Style In Progress (Austria), People Magazine, US Weekly.

From 2010-2013, Tewksbury wrote and voiced bi-monthly on-air music review segments, "New Music Tuesday," aired on KPCC Southern California Public Radio's Take Two Show (formerly the Madeleine Brand Show). He was a producer for National Public Radio’s News and Notes.

As an educator, Tewksbury teaches Entertainment Journalism at University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. He has taught Cultural Journalism at Loyola Marymount University.

He’s a graduate from USC’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism’s Masters Program.

Q&A

LOCATION: Los Angeles

WHAT INSPIRES ME: Art and music that breaks convention, haunts my memory, or clutches onto my heart.

FAVORITE PLACE TO GET AWAY IN MY AREA: Sunday picnics in Topanga Canyon

FAVORITE WRITERS: Mike Sager, Chuck Klosterman, Jorge Luis Borges

ARTIST/CREATIVE YOU’D WANT TO HAVE LUNCH WITH: Prince

MOST OVER-HYPED ARTIST: Tracy Emin

PERFECT SOUNDTRACK FOR WRITING: Slow, super sludgey rock, maybe Om, the Melvins, or Sunn o))). Krautrock works too, maybe Neu! or Can, and perhaps pulsating jazz or electro, like Steve Reich or Konono No.1.

WHY I LOVE WHERE I LIVE: After spending over a decade in Los Angeles, I’m still discovering new things about this city. Whether I’m watching movies at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, catching an opera in a warehouse, or eating a bacon wrapped hotdog from vendors outside Dodger stadium, L.A. provides an unending cavalcade of stimulus.

Recent Articles
Theater and Dance Act Aims to Increase Access to Performing Arts Education
Theater and Dance Act Aims to Increase Access to Performing Arts Education
California is one of two states without dance and theater teaching credentials. Senate Bill 916 -- the Theatre and Dance Act (TADA) -- aims to create single-subject teaching credentials in these disciplines for aspiring teachers.
Hammer Museum Announces Made in L.A. 2016 Artists
Hammer Museum Announces Made in L.A. 2016 Artists
The Hammer Museum has announced its Made in L.A. 2016 roster. The biannual art festival will feature a wide swath of artists from around the world.
Here's What Happens When ISIS Appropriates Your Artwork
Here's What Happens When ISIS Appropriates Your Artwork
Photographer Brian McCarty's WAR-TOYS artwork was appropriated by the propaganda arm of the Islamic State. His life has never been the same since.
Sicario: Benicio Del Toro and Emily Blunt Discuss Drug Cartel Thriller
Sicario: Benicio Del Toro and Emily Blunt Discuss Drug Cartel Thriller
"Sicario" starring Emily Blunt, Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin is a tense exploration of the drug war. Blunt and Del Toro spoke about their participation in the action-filled drama at a recent edition of KCET's Cinema Series.
The Broad: A First Look at L.A.'s Newest Art Museum
The Broad: A First Look at L.A.'s Newest Art Museum
Before The Broad Museum opens its doors on September 20, Artbound takes an exclusive look at downtown L.A.'s newest cultural institution, featuring insights by philanthropist Eli Broad, Mayor Eric Garcetti and director/chief curator Joanne Heyler.
Dwight Yoakam on His Early Cowpunk Years in Los Angeles
Dwight Yoakam on His Early Cowpunk Years in Los Angeles
Country titan Dwight Yoakam chats with Artbound about California country music history and his cowpunk roots.
LACMA Acquires James Turrell and Robert Irwin Works and Announces Korean Exhibitions
LACMA Acquires James Turrell and Robert Irwin Works and Announces Korean Exhibitions
LACMA announced a decade-long partnership, the Hyundai Project, which will support the museum's Art + Technology initiative.
North Shore: The Ambulant Poetry Project
North Shore: The Ambulant Poetry Project
Holyland Exhibition: A Reflection of a Middle Eastern Dream
Holyland Exhibition: A Reflection of a Middle Eastern Dream
The Holyland Exhibition is a Silver Lake museum serving as a repository of items Australian adventurer Antonia Futterer amassed while travelling the Middle East searching for the Ark of the Covenant.
Pierre Huyghe's Unpredictable Ecosystems at LACMA
Pierre Huyghe's Unpredictable Ecosystems at LACMA
More than 50 works culled from French artist Pierre Huyghe's wide-ranging art are on large-scale display at LACMA, showcasing the captivating and cerebral microcosms that populate his larger universe.
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