Katia Hetter is an American journalist based in Atlanta, Georgia . She is a member of CNN Digital's global travel team and Digital Senior Producer, writing about the ins and outs of travel.   
Hetter graduated from Pomona College with a Bachelor's degree in government . She went on to attend Harvard Kennedy school where she received an MPP in media policy and criminal justice.  
Prior to joining CNN in 2011, 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 for the San Francisco Chronicle and major U.S. Supreme Court decisions for U.S. News and World Report .