NBC News correspondent Katy Tur coming to Tufts University

Tur will headline Edward R. Murrow Forum on Issues in Journalism on April 11

Katy Tur

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (Feb. 15, 2018) -- Katy Tur, award-winning NBC News correspondent, MSNBC anchor, and author of “Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History,” will discuss contemporary media issues at the 13th annual Edward R. Murrow Forum on Issues in Journalism at Tufts University on Wednesday, April 11, at noon, at the Distler Performance Hall in the Granoff Music Center on Tufts' Medford/Somerville campus.

The 2018 Murrow Forum is offered in partnership with the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life Distinguished Speaker Series.

Members of the news media who are interested in attending should contact Robin Smyton via email at robin.smyton@tufts.edu or by phone at 617-627-5392 to reserve a seat.

Tur is an NBC News correspondent and anchor of the 2 p.m. ET hour of “MSNBC Live.” A dogged journalist, Tur emerged as a breakout broadcaster in 2016 while covering the entirety of the Trump campaign across all platforms for NBC News and MSNBC.

Tur released a book about her experience on the 2016 campaign trail called, “Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History” in September 2017. It debuted on The New York Times best-seller list. She will be conducting a book signing as part of her visit to Tufts.

Tur is known for her resolute reporting style and for her determination to chase the facts. She has also earned a reputation for holding government officials accountable for their statements, accusations and actions. During her hour of “MSNBC Live,” Tur aims to give viewers immediate analysis and reaction to the daily White House press briefing, in addition to diving deep into the day’s news stories.

In her 18 months covering the 2016 presidential election, Tur conducted multiple in-depth interviews with then-candidate Donald Trump from his campaign headquarters. While on the road, she visited more than 40 states and logged nearly 4,000 live television appearances. In 2017, Tur received the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Television Political Journalism for her reporting on the election.

Prior to joining the 2016 political team, Tur was a foreign correspondent based in London for NBC News. She joined the network in 2012 and was initially based in New York. Before that Tur reported for WNBC, The Weather Channel, WPIX, and News12 Brooklyn.

A native of Los Angeles and graduate of the University of California Santa Barbara, Tur now lives in New York City with her husband.

The Edward R. Murrow Forum on Issues in Journalism is inspired by legendary broadcaster Edward. R. Murrow for his many contributions to journalism and public diplomacy. The forum brings together interdisciplinary panels to reflect on Murrow’s legacy and relate it to contemporary issues in journalism. The forum is sponsored by Tufts University's Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life as part of the Tisch College Distinguished Speaker Series, as well as the Film and Media Studies Program at the School of Arts and Sciences, and the Edward R. Murrow Center for a Digital World. Previous featured speakers at the Murrow Forum include Anderson Cooper, Lester Holt, George Stephanopoulos, Arianna Huffington, Brian Williams, Katie Couric, Christiane Amanpour, Ted Koppel, Dan Rather and Tom Brokaw.



About Tufts University

Tufts University, located on campuses in Boston, Medford/Somerville and Grafton, Massachusetts, 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 Tufts campuses, and collaboration among the faculty and students in the undergraduate, graduate and professional programs across the university's schools is widely encouraged.

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