Dana King to Deliver Keynote Address to Class of 2013

Apr 23, 2013 No Comments by

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. —Emmy Award-winning broadcast journalist Dana King will receive an honorary Doctorate of Laws degree and deliver the 2013 keynote address on Saturday, May 18.

The American journalist was an anchor for San Francisco CBS Affiliate KPIX. Her career spans 25 years of working with popular morning shows such as ABC’s “Good Morning American Sunday” and the “CBS Morning News.” She joined KPIX in 1997, kick-starting 15 years of extensive travel and furious new reporting of struggle, survival, and endurance, brought to Bay Area viewers daily. In December, 2012 she left KPIX to pursue her passion in sculpting and art.

As a reporter, she was brought to the torn down streets of Honduras after the destructive Hurricane Mitch; to Rwanda to report the 10-year anniversary of the 1994 genocide; to Ghana to explore the brutal treatment of women accused of witchcraft, as well as Iraq, Albania, Turkey, and Kosovo.

Her work in Rwanda earned her an Emmy and two honors from the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTNDA), including Edward R. Murrow Award in 2005 and another in 2008 for her stories in Ghana. In total, she has recieved five Emmy awards, two Edward R. Murrow awards, two Gracie awards, and four RTDNA awards.

About 350 undergraduate and 170 graduate students will attend the ceremony, beginning at 10 a.m. on the Forest Meadows Field.

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I was born in Guadalajara, Mexico – a very Americanized city where the people are powered by Starbucks, available conveniently on every street corner. Then I moved, and grew up in the strangest place on Earth, Humboldt County. I was only three when I moved to the States, however I did come back to Guadalajara every summer up until my teen years. The two places are polar oposites – you can imagine my difficult time trying to find a personality in home influenced by Mexicans and a social life influenced by Americans. Today I live in San Rafael, California studying Communications. But enough selling out – I’m a laid back guy who loves pizza. http://theredwoodcurtain.wordpress.com/
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