Television Journalist David Gregory to speak at Tisch College, Tufts University on February 18

February 16, 2016

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MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (February 16, 2016)— David Gregory, television journalist, author, and former moderator of NBC News’ Sunday morning talk show “Meet the Press,” will speak at Tufts University on February 18 as part of the Tisch College Distinguished Speaker Series. The series brings leaders from a range of fields and perspectives to campus to discuss pressing public issues.

The free public lecture, which will be followed by a question-and-answer session, will be held at 5:30 p.m. in the Coolidge Room of Ballou Hall on Tufts' Medford/Somerville campus. Gregory will draw on his personal and professional experiences and discuss unique insights on media and politics in American culture. He also will discuss his recent book “How’s Your Faith? An Unlikely Spiritual Journey,” a critically acclaimed memoir about his attempts to deepen his own faith amid the rough and tumble of broadcast news, and will sign copies of the book following the lecture.

The event is presented by Tufts University’s Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service, with support from Tufts Hillel and the Film & Media Studies Program.

Online registration for the event is available at activecitizen.tufts.edu/speakers. Members of the news media who would like to attend should contact Katie Cinnamond Benoit at 617-627-4703 or Patrick Collins at 617-627-4173 for a reserved seat.

Gregory’s career in journalism has spanned more than 25 years. In addition to serving as the moderator of NBC’s “Meet the Press,” he served as NBC’s chief White House correspondent during the presidency of George W. Bush. As a correspondent, he covered the trials of OJ Simpson and Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh. As an anchor of the network’s major news programs, including Today and Nightly News, he broke the news of Osama Bin Laden’s death and was a key player in election-night coverage spanning four presidential cycles. He currently is producing a new interview podcast and frequently serves as a political analyst on television and radio.

The Tisch College Distinguished Speaker Series, which launched in the fall of 2014, educates and engages students at Tufts, providing them with opportunities to interact with leaders from diverse fields. Previous speakers include Harvard President Emeritus and former Secretary of the Treasury Lawrence H. Summers, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, and former U.S. Sen. Scott Brown.

The Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service is a national leader in civic education that sets the standard for higher education’s role in civic life. Serving every student at Tufts University, Tisch College prepares young people for lifetimes of civic engagement and creates an enduring culture of active citizenship.

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Tufts University, located on three Massachusetts campuses in Boston, Medford/Somerville, and Grafton, and in Talloires, France, is recognized among the premier research universities in the United States. Tufts enjoys a global reputation for academic excellence and for the preparation of students as leaders in a wide range of professions. A growing number of innovative teaching and research initiatives span all campuses, and collaboration among the faculty and students in the undergraduate, graduate and professional programs across the university is widely encouraged.