Senior Producer, CNN Digital
CNN Digital Senior Producer Katia Hetter covers travel from her home base near the world's busiest passenger airport.
A member of CNN Digital's global travel team, CNN Digital Senior Producer Katia Hetter writes about the ins and outs of travel. She loves covering all different kinds of food and drink; the National Park Service, the von Trapps; and why we love Disney, camping and all-inclusive resorts (or not).
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 its coverage of the solar eclipse and Newsday's 2004 Pulitzer Prize finalist team for coverage of the 2003 New York City blackout.
Hetter has also trained and edited a newsroom of teen writers at the non-profit Youth Communication in New York City. She has freelanced for The New York Times, the Atlanta Journal Constitution, RachaelRay.com, Babycenter.com, the Advocate and Entertainment Weekly.