Andrew Heyward is a nationally known news executive, award-winning producer, and expert on the changing media landscape. Currently, Andrew is a Visiting Scholar at the MIT Media Lab’s Laboratory for Social Machines, which focuses on using digital technology to help self-organizing human networks drive positive change, and a visiting faculty member at Arizona State University’s Cronkite School.
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.
Andrew was President, CBS News, from January 1996-November 2005. Before that, Andrew was executive producer of The CBS Evening News. Andrew 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.
Andrew has won 12 national Emmy Awards.