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Katia Hetter

Senior Producer, CNN Digital


United States

CNN Digital Senior Producer Katia Hetter is a member of CNN Digital’s global travel team, producing video-led and text coverage of breaking and feature travel news. That has included CNN’s annual best places to travel lists; food and drink coverage; the National Park Service; the von Trapps; and why we love Disney.

Prior to joining CNN in 2011, Hetter covered the post-9/11 redevelopment of the World Trade Center site for Newsday, the marriage-defining moments of San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom’s first acts in office for the San Francisco Chronicle and major U.S. Supreme Court decisions for U.S. News & World Report.

She was a member of CNN Digital’s 2018 RTDNA National Edward R. Murrow “Excellence in Innovation” Award-winning team for coverage of the solar eclipse and Newsday’s 2004 Pulitzer Prize finalist team’s coverage of the New York City blackout.

She has co-chaired the Online News Association’s Student Newsroom since 2013.