TVNewser’s 2019 Guide to Graduation Speakers

By Alissa Krinsky 

In keeping with tradition, we’re pleased to present our twelfth annual list of tvnewsers slated to speak at college and university commencements this year.

NBC’s Peter AlexanderNorthwestern University – undergraduate ceremony for the Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications (IL), June 22

PBS’s Yamiche AlcindorNorfolk State University, May 4… The University of Texas at Austin – Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs (TX), May 25


CNN’s Wolf BlitzerHofstra University – undergraduate ceremony for the schools of business, communication, and engineering and applied science (NY), May 19

Bloomberg’s Michael BloombergWashington University (MO), May 17… University of Maryland (MD), May 24… Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA), June 7

FNC Contributor Donna BrazileJarvis Christian College (TX), May 4

PBS Political Analyst David BrooksMarquette University (WI), May 19

Former HLN’er Nancy GraceMercer University – Atlanta ceremony (GA), May 11

NBC’s Savannah Guthrie:  George Washington University (DC), May 19

CNN’s Van JonesVassar College (NY), May 26

CBS’s Michelle MillerSt. Francis College (NY), May 23

Former FNC’er Heather NauertRockford University (IL), May 19

Former CNN’er Soledad O’BrienThe University of Oklahoma (OK), May 10… Emerson College (MA), May 12

CBS’s Jeff Pegues:  Miami University (OH), May 18

ABC’s Deborah Roberts:  University of Georgia (GA), May 10

NBC/MSNBC’s Savannah Sellers: University of Colorado Boulder (CO), May 9

CNN’s Sara Sidner: University of Florida – College of Journalism and Communications (FL), May 4

MSNBC’s Ali VelshiUniversity of Southern California – Viterbi School of Engineering Master’s Ceremony 1 (CA), May 10

CBS Special Contributor Oprah Winfrey:  Colorado College (CO), May 19

CNN’s Fareed ZakariaThe Ohio State University (OH), May 5

CBS’s Susan Zirinsky:  Union College (NY), June 16

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