President of CBS News Andrew Heyward to give lecture Oct. 7

September 23, 2003

President of CBS News Andrew HeywardMIDDLEBURY, Vt.-Andrew Heyward, president of CBS News, will speak at Middlebury College on Tuesday, Oct. 7, at 4:30 p.m. in Dana Auditorium in Sunderland Language Center on College Street (Route 125).  His talk, "Why Television News is the Way it is and Isn't the Way You'd Like it to Be (And Why You Should Care)," will be this year's John Hamilton Fulton Lecture in the Liberal Arts.  The event is free and open to the public. 

Heyward has been president of CBS News since January 1996?the second-longest tenure of any president in the 45-year history of CBS News.  During that time, CBS News has created two new programs:  "60 Minutes II," which began its sixth season this fall, and the two-hour "Saturday Early Show."  The network's weekday morning broadcast was also re-launched as "The Early Show" in a state-of-the-art, street-level studio on Fifth Avenue in New York City.

Heyward spearheaded his division's move into new media as well.  He was a key force in the establishment of the financial news Web site CBS MarketWatch, as well as CBS News' own site,

Before his promotion to president, from 1994-1996, Heyward was executive producer of the "CBS Evening News," and vice president of the news division.

Prior to that, from 1993-1994, he was executive producer of the CBS News magazine "Eye to Eye."  He was also responsible for developing and launching "48 Hours," the primetime CBS news hour that premiered in January 1988.  The broadcast has won such prestigious honors as a George Foster Peabody Award, two Ohio State Awards, the Overseas Press Club Award and an Edward R. Murrow Brotherhood Award.  Heyward has also won 12 national Emmy Awards.

Heyward, who has held a number of other positions at CBS, began his career there in 1976 when he joined WCBS-TV, the CBS owned television station in New York, as a news writer.

Heyward was born Oct. 29, 1950, in New York.  He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University in 1972 with a bachelor of arts in history and literature and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.  He and his wife, Jody Gaylin, live in Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y.  They have three children.

The John Hamilton Fulton Lecture

The John Hamilton Fulton Lecture in the Liberal Arts was established at Middlebury College in 1966.  The late Alexander Hamilton Fulton, an emeritus member of the Middlebury College board of trustees, donated the gift that established the lectureship, which is named in honor of his father.

Previous Fulton lecturers have included Beverly Sills, James A. Baker III, William H. Rehnquist, Wynton Marsalis and Elie Wiesel.

For more information, contact Kathleen Knippler in the office of the secretary of  Middlebury College at or 802-443-5393.

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