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
North Shore: The Ambulant Poetry Project
North Shore: The Ambulant Poetry Project
Nuestro Lugar: North Shore is the first resident-designed, culture-driven, community development project in the rural, migrant community of North Shore, California. Over the course of a year, Artbound will chronicle Nuestro Lugar's various physical improvements, economic activity projects, and multi-faceted...
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.
PHOTOS: Pierre Huyghe's Unpredictable Ecosystems
PHOTOS: Pierre Huyghe's Unpredictable Ecosystems
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.
Artbound Episode: Charles Bukowski's Odes to Los Angeles
Artbound Episode: Charles Bukowski's Odes to Los Angeles
Artbound presents a KCET flashback episode: "Bukowski Reads Bukowski."
A.L. Steiner: Beyond Electroclash
A.L. Steiner: Beyond Electroclash
Artbound sat down with A.L. Steiner to discuss the relationship between the band Chicks on Speed, and her art featured in the Hammer Museum's Made in L.A. 2014.
Danielle Dean: My Own Multiplicities
Danielle Dean: My Own Multiplicities
Artbound caught up with multi-disciplinary artist Danielle Dean to discuss her influences and her project for the Hammer Museum's Made in L.A. exhibition.
Helen Pashgian Considers Light and Its Absence
Helen Pashgian Considers Light and Its Absence
"Helen Pashgian: Light Invisible" features the first large-scale sculptural installation by the pioneer of the Light and Space movement.
PHOTOS:
PHOTOS: "Fútbol, the Beautiful Game" at LACMA
LACMA's "Fútbol: the Beautiful Game" presents offerings by nearly 30 artists whose works center in some way on the global sport.
Chelsea Wolfe and the Art of Darkness
Chelsea Wolfe and the Art of Darkness
Chelsea Wolfe brought her atmospheric brand of rock to the KCET studios for a special session exclusively for Artbound and a dedicated group of Wolfe's followers.
PHOTOS: LACMA's 'Agnès Varda In Californialand'
PHOTOS: LACMA's 'Agnès Varda In Californialand'
LACMA's exhibition "Agnès Varda in Californialand" presents works based on the auteur's time in our state, featuring photographs and film ephemera.
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