Teri Hayt is the Deputy Director of Corps Excellence, and Regional Manager, for Report for America. She is the former executive director of the American Society of News Editors. During 35 years in the publishing industry, Hayt has held staff management positions at Time-Life Books, Inc., Sports Illustrated, The San Diego Union, Newsday and The Orlando Sentinel. She was executive editor for GateHouse Media Ohio and the managing editor at the Arizona Daily Star.
Hayt received the Society of Professional Journalists 2012 Sunshine award and directed coverage of “Barriers to Mental Health” which received APME’s 2011 Public Service award.
Hayt is a member the Society of News Design, the Society of Professional Journalists, is a past president of the Arizona Newspaper Association was the First Amendment chair and vice-president for the national Associated Press Media Editors organization and was a member of the APME board from 2010 to 2015. She served as a Pulitzer jurist in 2014.