TVNewser’s 2017 Guide to Graduation Speakers

By Alissa Krinsky 

In true TVNewser tradition, we present our 10th annual list of who’s-speaking-where-and-when at college and university commencements.  In alphabetical order:

CNN’s Christiane Amanpour: Northeastern University (MA), May 5

CNN’s Brooke Baldwin: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (NC), May 14

CNN’s Wolf Blitzer: High Point University (NC), May 6

NBC’s Tom BrokawThe University of Texas at Austin – LBJ School of Public Affairs (TX), May 20

CNN’s Jill Dougherty: Marywood University (PA), May 20

CBS’s Vladimir DuthiersUniversity of Rhode Island (RI), May 21

FNC Contributor Marie Harf: Millersville University (PA), May 12

PBS’s Maria HinojosaBryn Mawr College (PA), May 13

Univision’s Maity Interiano: Elon University (NC), May 20

CNN’s Van Jones: Loyola University New Orleans (LA), May 13… Morehouse College (GA), May 21

MSNBC’s Steve KornackiUMass Lowell (MA), May 13

CBS’s Dr. Jon LaPook: Quinnipiac University – Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine (CT), May 14

MSNBC’s Richard Lui: Illinois College of Optometry (IL), May 20

CBS’s DeMarco Morgan: Jackson State University (MS), April 29

CBS’s Norah O’Donnell: Kean University – graduate commencement (NJ), May 16

Vanity Fair’s Maureen Orth: University of San Francisco – College of Arts and Sciences graduate commencement (CA), May 19

ABC’s Byron Pitts: Southeastern University (FL), April 28

NBC’s Al Roker: Champlain College (VT), May 13

MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle: Lehigh University (PA), May 22

CBS’s Bob Schieffer: Southern Utah University (UT), April 28

Former CNN’er Frank Sesno: Eckerd College (FL), May 21

NBC Analyst Admiral James Stavridis: Dickinson College (PA), May 21

CNN’s Jake Tapper: Dartmouth College (NH), June 11

NBC’s Anne Thompson: Stonehill College (MA), May 21

FNC’s Mike Tobin: Niagra University – Colleges of Business, Education and Hospitality/Tourism (NY), May 13

FNC’s Juan WilliamsLewis-Clark State College (ID), May 12

CBS Special Contributor Oprah Winfrey: Skidmore College (NY), May 20… Smith College (MA), May 21

PBS’s Judy Woodruff: Muhlenberg College (PA), May 21

CNN’s Fareed Zakaria: Bucknell University (PA), May 21