Meet the Team

Andrew Heyward

Andrew Heyward

Senior Research Professor, TV News

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 Senior Advisor at MIT’s Center for Constructive Communication, working at the intersection of media and technology.

Twitter: @andrewheyward


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


Laura Kraegel

Research Associate

Laura Kraegel is pursuing a Master’s degree in investigative journalism at ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism. She previously worked as a reporter at KUCB radio, an NPR affiliate in Unalaska, Alaska. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in the Liberal Studies Program at the University of Notre Dame.