Knox College Announces “60 Minutes” Correspondent as Commencement Speaker

60 MINUTESA “60 Minutes” correspondent has been named as this years speaker for the spring commencement ceremonies at Knox College. 

Bill Whitaker will address the class of 2015. Whitaker is an Emmy-winning journalist, where he worked with CBS News for 30 years.

The Philadelphia native has covered three presidential campaigns, and has done profiles on First Lady Michelle Obama. Whitaker also served as a foreign correspondent, covering Japan’s Fukishima nuclear disaster.

Knox College President Teresa Amott says the college “has had a long history of alumni who have made significant contributions to the field of journalism. Arnott says “the selection of a renowned journalist like Mr. Whitaker honors that history.” 

Whitaker is a graduate of Hobart and William Smith Colleges, where he majored in American history. He began his career in Atlanta in 1984. This year’s commencement will take place on Sunday, June 7th at 10 a.m. It will be held on the South Lawn of Old Main. It is open to the public.

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