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Teri Hayt
Executive Director

Teri Hayt became executive director in March 2015. Previously, she was executive editor of GateHouse Media Ohio and managing editor of the Arizona Daily Star. During 35 years in the publishing industry, she has held staff management positions at Time-Life Books, Inc., Sports Illustrated, The San Diego Union, Newsday and The Orlando Sentinel.

Deena Kahn
Senior Communications Assistant

Deena Kahn joined ASNE in November 2018. A University of Missouri – Columbia alum, Deena earned a Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, with triple emphases in Film Studies, Journalism and Art, along with a certificate in Multicultural Studies. She then continued her educational career at Northern Illinois University, where she earned a Global Master’s in Business Administration and a graduate certificate in International Management from Sapienza University in Rome, Italy. She has years of experience working with non-profit and small businesses, as well as a thorough understanding of administrative operations.


Kevin Goldberg
Legal Counsel

Kevin Goldberg has served as legal counsel to ASNE since 1996 and continues as the NLA counsel. He works closely with the Freedom of Information Committee and writes frequently for the NLA website and newsletter on free press and open government issues. He is also a regular contributor to CommLawBlog published by his firm, Fletcher Heald & Hildreth. NLA members may contact Kevin for guidance or referral on issues affecting them locally.