Past Speakers

Previously, this annual series featured a public lecture and discussion. Past speakers include:

  • Carl Quintanilla, Emmy Award–winning reporter and one of the principal anchors of CNBC's Squawk on the Street
  • Joy Bauer, Nutrition and Health Expert for NBC's TODAY
  • Sam Champion, Weather Anchor of Good Morning America and Weather Editor for ABC News
  • Nancy Snyderman M.D., Chief Medical Editor of NBC News
  • Jean Chatzky, award-winning journalist, best-selling author, and financial editor of NBC's Today
  • Lester Holt, anchor of NBC Nightly News, Weekend Edition; and co-host of Today, Weekend Edition
  • Natalie Morales, NBC News, Today national correspondent
  • David Muir '95, ABC News, anchor of World News Saturday and co-anchor of Primetime
  • Steve Capus, president of NBC News
  • Mara Liasson, national political correspondent for National Public Radio (NPR)
  • Dawn Fratangelo, news correspondent for Dateline NBC and substitute anchor on the weekend edition of NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw
  • John Seigenthaler, anchor, weekend edition of NBC Nightly News, contributing anchor on MSNBC cable, and anchor of MSNBC Investigates
  • John Palmer, former longtime NBC News correspondent
  • Sylvia Chase, ABC News correspondent, PrimeTime Thursday
  • Ann Curry, news anchor, NBC Today, and MSNBC Emmy Award-winning reporter
  • Catherine Crier, news journalist, state judge, trial lawyer, and host of the Fox News nightly show, The Crier Report
  • Cokie Roberts, ABC News program anchor
  • Andrea Mitchell, NBC News chief White House correspondent
  • Betty Rollin, NBC News correspondent and author
  • Barrie Dunsmore, ABC News correspondent
  • Fred Francis, NBC News anchor
  • Carole Simpson, ABC News anchor and senior correspondent

Please note: Job titles and company associations listed above reflect the role each speaker had the year he/she served as the Jessica Savitch Distinguished Journalism Lecturer.

Carl Quintanilla (provided)