Andrew Huff

Andrew Huff is the editor and publisher of Gapers Block, an award-winning Chicago-centric news and events webzine he co-founded in 2003. A serial early adopter, Huff created is first webpage in 1996; launched his personal blog,, in 2001; and joined both flickr and Twitter in their infancy. In addition to Gapers Block, he has also worked for several years as a professional blogger for corporate clients such as American Express, Kenneth Cole, A&E and Starwood Hotels, and is a sought-after consultant on content oriented web projects. He holds a journalism degree from The Ohio State University and a certificate in medical writing and editing from the University of Chicago, and spent 10 years in the public relations, working primarily with clients in the healthcare and biotech industries. He is an adjunct instructor in the journalism department at Loyola University Chicago. Huff is a frequent speaker at SXSW Interactive and other conferences, and in 2009 was named to the Crain's Chicago Business' 40 Under 40 list. He lives on the far North Side of Chicago with his wife and two cats.