Andrew Heyward is a nationally known news executive, award-winning producer, and expert on the changing media landscape. For almost a decade, he has helped
media companies develop innovative online ventures and profitable digital strategies; create new content and services; and transform their businesses to drive growth and revenue in an age of rapid evolution.
Currently, Heyward is a visiting researcher at the MIT Media Lab’s Laboratory for Social Machines, which focuses on using digital technology to empower human networks to effect positive change. He recently completed a semester as a visiting faculty member at Arizona State University’s Cronkite School, where he created and taught an intensive workshop in advanced television news storytelling.
Heyward was President, CBS News, from January 1996-November 2005. Before that, Heyward was executive producer of The CBS Evening News. Heyward was also responsible for developing and launching 48 Hours, the primetime CBS News hour that premiered in January 1988. He began his career working in local news at WNEW-TV and WCBS-TV in New York.
Heyward has won 12 national Emmy Awards.