TVNewser’s 2016 Guide to Graduation Speakers

By Alissa Krinsky 

It’s a TVNewser tradition. This morning we present to you our 9th annual list of who’s-speaking-where-and-when at college and university commencements this year (in alphabetical order):

ABC’s Dr. Jennifer Ashton: Quinnipiac University – Health sciences students (CT), May 21 

CNN’s David Axelrod: Lake Forest College (IL), May 7


Bloomberg’s Michael Bloomberg: University of Michigan (MI), April 30

NBC’s Tom Brokaw: University of Mississippi (MS), May 14

Former ABC Newser Ann Compton: Hollins University (VA), May 22

CNN’s Tom Foreman: Quinnipiac University – School of Communications (CT), May 22

CNN’s David Gergen: Elon University (NC), May 21

NBC/MSNBC’s Tamron Hall: Peirce College (PA), June 13

Former MSNBC’er Melissa Harris-PerryWinston-Salem State University (NC), May 13

Former PBS/CNN’er Charlayne Hunter-Gault: Westminster College (UT), April 30… University of Richmond (VA), May 8

FNC’s Megyn Kelly: Albany Law School (NY), May 20

NBC’s Hoda Kotb: Tulane University (LA)May 14

NBC’s Andy LackTougaloo College (MS), May 1

CBS’s Les Moonves: Bucknell University (PA), May 22

Former PBS’er Bill Moyers: Rutgers University-New Brunswick (NJ), May 19

Former CNN’er Soledad O’Brien: Stony Brook University (NY), May 20

CBS’s Charles Osgood: University of Connecticut Health – Schools of Medicine and Dental Medicine, and Graduate School (CT), May 9

ABC’s John QuinonesUtah Valley University (UT), April 28… Columbia Southern University (AL), October 28

ABC’s Cokie Roberts: Getttysburg College (PA), May 15

ABC’s Robin Roberts: The College of New Rochelle (NY), May 24

CBS/PBS’s Charlie Rose: Sewanee: The University of the South (TN), May 7

Univision’s Maria Elena Salinas: American University – School of Communication (DC), May 7… California State University, Fullerton (CA), May 22

CNN’s Michael Smerconish: Widener University (PA), May 21

PBS’s Judy Woodruff: University of Massachusetts Lowell (MA), May 14

CNN’s Fareed Zakaria: European University at Saint Petersburg (Russia), June 24