TVNewser’s 2012 Guide To Graduation Speakers

By Alissa Krinsky 

‘Tis commencement season, and so without further ado, we present TVNewser’s fifth annual list of who’s-speaking-where-and-when at America’s colleges and universities (in alphabetical order):

ABC/CNN’s Christiane Amanpour: University of Southern California – Annenberg School of Journalism,  May 11

NBC’s Tom Brokaw: Arizona State University , May 3…Vanderbilt University (TN) – Senior Class Day, May 10

FNC’s SVP of News Editorial Michael Clemente: Warren County Community College (NJ), May 19

ABC’s Katie CouricUniversity of Virginia, May 20

NBC’s Tom Costello: University of Colorado, Journalism & Mass Communication, May 10.

NBC’s David Gregory: Emerson College (MA), May 14

CNN/CBS’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta: University of Michigan, previously on April 28

NBC’s Savannah GuthrieHobart and William Smith Colleges (NY), May 13

MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry: Wellesley College (MA), May 25

PBS’s Maria Hinojosa: Simmons College (MA) – Morning Commencement, May 18

NBC’s Lester Holt: Pepperdine University (CA), previously on April 28

PBS’s Gwen Ifill: Holy Names University (CA), May 12… Bates College (ME), May 26

More after the jump, including Koppel, Lehrer, Sawyer, Schieffer, and three Williamses (Brian, Juan, and Pete)

NBC’s Ted KoppelUniversity of Massachusetts-Amherst, May 11

PBS’s Jim Lehrer: College of William and Mary (VA), May 13

CNN’s Suzanne Malveaux: Creighton University (NE), May 12

CNN’s Soledad O’Brien: University of Delaware, May 26

CBS News President David Rhodes: Arizona State University – Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, May 4

ABC’s Cokie Roberts: University of Illinois, May 13

ABC’s Diane Sawyer: Brown University (RI) – Honorary Degree, May 27

CBS’s Bob SchiefferLouisiana State University -Manship School of Mass Communication (LA), May 18

PBS’s Ray SuarezSewanee: The University of the South (TN) – Honorary Degree, May 12… The City College of New York, June 1

NBC’s Anne Thompson: College of Saint Benedict (MN), May 12

CNN’s Jeffrey Toobin: University of Nebraska Law School, May 5.

FNC’s Chris Wallace: Rhodes College (TN), May 11

ABC’s Barbara Walters: Yale University (CT) – Class Day speaker, May 20

NBC’s Brian Williams: The George Washington University (DC), May 20

FNC’s Juan Williams: Grand Valley State University (MI) – Colleges of Education, Interdisciplinary Studies, and Liberal Arts & Sciences, previously on April 28

NBC’s Pete Williams: University of Wyoming – College of Arts and Sciences, May 5

ABC’s Bob Woodruff: Boston College, May 21

CNN’s Fareed Zakaria: Duke University (NC), May 13… Harvard University (MA), May 24