Meet the Team

Andrew Heyward

Andrew Heyward

Senior Researcher

Andrew spent more than 30 years in local and network TV news, most of them at CBS. He served as President of CBS News for nearly a decade, from January 1996 to November 2005. He is also a Visiting Scholar at the MIT Media Lab, working at the intersection of journalism and technology.

Twitter: @andrewheyward


Frank Mungeam

Frank Mungeam

Professor of Practice

Frank conducts innovative experiments, including ones that stations suggest, from the Cronkite Newsroom. Most recently, Frank was VP of Digital Audience Engagement at TEGNA. Earlier, Frank worked in broadcast and digital journalism at several local TV stations in the Northwest.

Twitter: @frankwords

Alicia Barrón

Digital Producer

Alicia has worked as a reporter, digital producer, viral video curator, and most recently as a writer during her 20 years as a journalist. She loves the ever-evolving world of news and thrives on learning about digital media and how it influences our day-to-day lives.

Twitter: @newsybarron


Kylie Cochrane

Research Associate

Kylie Cochrane is a Barrett Honor’s student pursuing an accelerated Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in journalism at ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism. She has worked for the NBC affiliate KPNX 12 News, Arizona PBS, and the Maricopa County Public Health Department. Kylie was also a 2019 US-UK Fulbright Summer Institute participant at the University of Bristol. She currently works as a researcher and contributor for the Knight-Cronkite News Lab.

Twitter: @kylie_cochrane