Andrew Roth
Now serving as a reporter for the hyperlocal news website Flint Beat, Andrew Roth is a student journalist with a passion for politics, technology, culture, and their intersection. Andrew spent three years on the staff of his high school newspaper, The Blazer, holding the positions of head of business operations, digital editor-in-chief, and production manager. While serving on The Blazer’s staff, Andrew achieved a number of accolades, including becoming a four time White House press pooler and being the only high school student credentialed as press for the 2016 Republican National Convention, 2016 Democratic National Convention, Hillary for America’s election night event, and the 2017 Michigan State of the State address. If you have any questions, comments, concerns, queries, criticisms, or conundrums, you can email Andrew at
Andrew Roth Articles
Snyder touts improving Flint water quality, economy during final State of the State

LANSING, MI – Michigan Governor Rick Snyder said on Tuesday, Jan. 23 that the water quality in the city of Flint has improved dramatically over the past several months, citing test results that place the amount of lead in the city’s water at six parts per billion – a result that Snyder says is comparable […]

Local hip-hop artist Mama Sol opens Sojourner Truth Luncheon honoring Maxine Waters

DETROIT, MI – Flint hip-hop artist Mama Sol performed her original single, Hard to Swallow, in front of thousands at the Women’s Convention on Saturday, Oct. 28. “We come in peace with the intent to increase and restore hope for the hopeless and love is the focus. I pray that this message will reach far […]

Flint women share stories of frustration, healing at inaugural Women’s Convention

DETROIT, MI – Local activists and Flint citizens gathered at the Cobo Center on Friday, Oct. 27 and Saturday, Oct. 28 to share their stories of healing from the Flint water crisis. Ten speakers participated in a panel titled Making Waves: The Flint Healing Stories on the first day of the convention. Panelists included Gwendolyn […]

Hillary Clinton: Flint water crisis “not something that should ever happen in America”

ANN ARBOR, MI – Hillary Clinton discussed her concern for Flint’s ongoing water crisis on Tuesday, Oct. 24, saying that “what happened in Flint wouldn’t have happened in a more affluent community.” “We have to keep going, but we also have to remember those who are being left behind. That’s why I talk about Flint […]

Awarding-winning a cappella group, m-pact, set to perform at The Whiting tonight

FLINT, MI – It’s by human voice alone. Renowned a cappella group m-pact takes listeners on a soulful journey by abandoning instruments, creating music using simply their voices. Considered to be “one of the best pop-jazz vocal groups in the world,” m-pact has performed with Ray Charles, Sheryl Crown, Boyz II Men, and Natasha Bedingfield. […]

Congressman Joe Kennedy III visits Flint, discusses water crisis

FLINT, MI — Congressman Joe Kennedy III (MA-04) visited Flint on the afternoon of Saturday, Oct. 21 to get a firsthand look at the city’s ongoing water crisis. Congressman Kennedy, the great nephew of President John F. Kennedy, was hosted in Flint by Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05). The two took a walking tour of the […]

Longway Planetarium debuts autumn 2017 lineup

FLINT, MI – Sloan-Longway debuted a new lineup of programming for the fall of 2017 on Oct. 1. Included in the new lineup of shows are a Queen light show, a Halloween light show, and a Halloween event for the community. Both the Ooky Spooky Light Show and The Queen Light Show: From Mercury With […]

Video: Flint mayoral candidates face off in first community forum

  FLINT, MI – Five candidates seeking to become Flint’s next mayor went face to face in a televised forum on the evening of Thursday, Oct. 19 to discuss their platforms. Candidates participating in the event responded to questions submitted in advance by members of the community on a wide range of topics, including their […]

Flint Handmade hosts spooky fun Halloween Mini Market
The Flint Farmers’ Market acted as the venue for Flint Handmade’s second annual Halloween Mini Market on a rainy Oct. 14, 2017. (Andrew Roth | Flint Beat) Vendors at Flint Handmade’s second annual Halloween Mini Market set their displays up in the atrium of the Flint Farmers’ Market on Oct. 14, 2017. Vendors selected to [...]
Congressman Kildee seeks answers after testimony conflicts with Gov. Snyder’s Flint Legionnaires’ outbreak timeline

FLINT, MI. – Congressman Dan Kildee says he is seeking answers after one of Gov. Rick Snyder’s top aide’s testimony conflicted with Snyder’s timeline of when he found out about a Legionnaires’ Disease outbreak in the Flint area. Harvey Hollins III, one of Snyder’s top aides, testified on Friday, Oct. 6 that the governor was […]