Andrew Heyward

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Andrew Heyward in February 2012

Andrew Heyward (October 29, 1950 - ) is a former President of CBS News, serving from January 1996 until early November 2005.,[1][2] Currently, he is a principal at MarketspaceNext and Heyward Advisory LLC, where he works with clients to create and strengthen original online content, make more effective use of broadband video, deepen engagement through online communities, and develop new business models for the digital era.

He is the son of UNICEF executive director Dick Heyward and Russian-born interpreter Elisabeth Heyward. He has three children: David and Emily, both of whom work in New York City, and Sarah, a writer for HBO's Girls. He is married to Priscilla Painton, executive editor at Simon & Schuster. His first marriage to Jody Gaylin ended in divorce.[3]

Heyward's successor at CBS News was Sean McManus, head of CBS Sports.

Heyward is played by Bruce Greenwood in the 2015 movie Truth.

He graduated from Harvard College 1972 with a B.A. in history and literature and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.[4]


  1. ^ Steinberg, Jacques (October 26, 2005). "President of CBS News to Step Down". Retrieved 7 January 2018.
  2. ^ Littleton, Cynthia (October 6, 2015). "'Truth': Movie Reignites Heated Debate Over '60 Minutes II' Scandal". Variety. Retrieved 7 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Priscilla Painton and Andrew Heyward". February 23, 2015. Retrieved 7 January 2018.
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Business positions
Preceded by
Eric Ober
CBS News President
Succeeded by
Sean McManus