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TV Reporter Martha Raddatz to Speak April 18

ABC’s chief global affairs correspondent is Medill’s Minow Visiting Professor

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April 12, 2013 | by Wendy Leopold

EVANSTON, Ill. --- Four-time Emmy Award-winning ABC television reporter Martha Raddatz will speak Thursday, April 18, at Northwestern University. As chief global affairs correspondent for ABC News, she has covered nearly all aspects of foreign policy in a career that has spanned more than two decades.

Raddatz has reported from the Pentagon, State Department, White House and conflicts around the world, Her lecture, “War Zones to the White House and Everything in Between,” will take place at 4 p.m. in the McCormick Tribune Center Forum, 1870 Campus Drive, Evanston campus.

Free and open to the public, her lecture is presented by the Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications and part of the Minow Visiting Professorship. The visiting professorship periodically brings distinguished members in the communications field to Medill for an exchange of ideas and discussions with students and faculty.

A four-time Emmy Award-winning journalist, Raddatz also serves as the primary substitute for George Stephanopoulos on “This Week” and contributes regularly to the show’s roundtable. Raddatz also served as moderator of the 2012 vice presidential campaign debate between Vice President Joe Biden and Republican candidate Paul Ryan. 

Established in 1981, the Minow Visiting Professorship is the gift of Northwestern alumnus Newton N. Minow and Josephine Baskin Minow. While serving as Federal Communications Commission chairman more than 50 years ago, Minow referred to television as a “vast wasteland” in a speech still remembered today. 

For more information about the April 18 lecture or the Minow Visiting Professorship, contact Emily Gray at emily.gray@northwestern.edu or (847) 467-0657.