Cooper, Curry, Schieffer To Give Commencement Speeches

By Alissa Krinsky 

Newsers sure are in demand on the graduation circuit. CNN’s Anderson Cooper, NBC’s Ann Curry, and CBS’s Bob Schieffer all will deliver college commencement speeches this spring:

Cooper will be the keynote speaker at Tulane University in New Orleans on May 15. The school’s website quotes Tulane President Scott Cowen as calling Cooper “a favorite of New Orleanians and many Tulanians” for Cooper’s breadth of reporting on the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Curry will speak at Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts on May 22. Wheaton is celebrating its 175th commencement this year.

Schieffer will be the featured speaker at The Citadel — the Military College of South Carolina — on May 8. The CBS Newsman is a former Air Force information officer. Schieffer is already set to deliver the commencement at RIT on May 21.