Photo by John Nowak

Photo by John Nowak



Katia Hetter is a senior producer for CNN Travel, where she covers travel for CNN Digital.

A journalist with 20 years of experience reporting, writing and editing for online media, newspapers and magazines, she previously wrote for a variety of online and print publications, including, the New York Times, the Atlanta Journal Constitution,,, the Advocate, Newsday, Entertainment Weekly, skirt! magazine and others.

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 as a City Hall reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle, and major U.S. Supreme Court decisions and the ups and downs of the stock market for U.S. News &a World Report.

She honed her editing skills working with teen writers at New Youth Connections, a magazine published by the no-profit Youth Communication and written by and for New York City teenagers.

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