Katia Hetter

Senior Editor, CNN Science and Wellness

Senior Editor Katia Hetter oversees the CNN Digital Science and Wellness team.
Katia Hetter profile


CNN Digital Senior Editor Katia Hetter oversees CNN.com’s coverage of science, space and wellness, which includes breaking science news, discoveries on Earth and beyond and wellness topics such as parenting, relationships and nutrition.

She previously worked as a senior producer for CNN Travel, editing and reporting stories about 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 then-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 is a co-chair of the Online News Association’s Student Newsroom. She’s also trained and edited newsrooms of teen writers at the nonprofit Youth Communication in New York City.