Andrew McIntosh joined The Sacramento Bee as a senior writer in 2005.
A graduate of Concordia University in Montreal, he came to the U.S. after a 20 year newspapering career in Canada that included stints as a parliamentary investigative reporter at National Post and The Globe and Mail of Toronto, as well reporting stints at The Ottawa Citizen and The Gazette of Montreal.
He is a three-time winner of the National Newspaper Award - Canada's highest journalism honor - for investigative reporting, business reporting and spot news reporting. He was an NNA finalist three more times and has also won three Canadian Association of Journalists Awards for outstanding investigative reporting.
His 2007 Sacramento Bee series exposed theft, fraud, and other criminal behavior and drug abuse among paramedics and EMTs in California, problems he linked to the spotty and patchwork licensing and enforcement system. The series won the Society of Professional Journalists - Northern California chapter's 2007 Excellence Award for investigative reporting and led to passage of state legislation that was signed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. He has also won a California Journalism Award for an investigation of contracting irregularities at the California Highway Patrol.
His 2008 nail gun series on the dangers of and deaths caused by pneumatic nail guns won a Society of American Business Editors and Writers Award and a Best of The West Award. It was named a finalist in both this year's Investigative Reporters and Editors Awards contest and Understanding Government's Preventive Journalism Awards.