February 18, 2010

CBS News Anchor Katie Couric to Deliver More than the News
as CWRU's 2010 Commencement Speaker

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Katie Couric, anchor and managing editor of the "CBS Evening News with Katie Couric" and correspondent for "60 Minutes," will be front and center on Sunday, May 16, to deliver the keynote Commencement Convocation address to approximately 1,750 graduates in Case Western Reserve University's Class of 2010.

Ceremonies begin at 9:30 a.m. in the Veale Convocation, Athletic and Recreation Center. In addition to delivering the Commencement address, Couric will receive an honorary doctorate degree from the university.

The Commencement Web site is now live. Students who are scheduled to graduate and plan to participate in Commencement must register online by 5 p.m. EDT on April 1. Additional information is available online.

Couric, who became the first female solo anchor of a weekday evening newscast when she took the seat at the "CBS Evening News with Katie Couric" in 2006, has reported on and anchored newscasts and broadcasts for some of the biggest domestic and international stories and has conducted numerous exclusive newsmaker interviews, including the historic 2008 Presidential Election.

Her recent work at the "CBS Evening News with Katie Couric" has earned her and the broadcast several notable accolades. The Radio Television Digital News Association honored the program with the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award for Best Newscast in both 2008 and 2009. Also in 2009, the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication awarded Couric with the Walter Cronkite Award for Special Achievement for "National Impact on the 2008 Campaign."

Learn more about Couric.

For more information contact Susan Griffith, 216.368.1004.

Posted by: Kimyette Finley, February 18, 2010 11:26 AM | News Topics: Commencement, Faculty, Staff, Students

Case Western Reserve University is committed to the free exchange of ideas, reasoned debate and intellectual dialogue. Speakers and scholars with a diversity of opinions and perspectives are invited to the campus to provide the community with important points of view, some of which may be deemed controversial. The views and opinions of those invited to speak on the campus do not necessarily reflect the views of the university administration or any other segment of the university community.