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TV Reporter Martha Raddatz to Speak Oct. 17

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

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October 3, 2013 | by Wendy Leopold

EVANSTON, Ill. --- Four-time Emmy Award-winning television reporter Martha Raddatz will speak Thursday, Oct. 17, 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 will discuss journalism and foreign policy with Timothy McNulty, lecturer and co-director of the National Security Journalism Initiative at the Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications. The free and public event will take place at 4 p.m. in the McCormick Tribune Center Forum, 1870 Campus Drive, Evanston.

Raddatz has reported from the Pentagon, State Department, White House and conflicts around the world. A veteran reporter who has covered wars and the White House, McNulty served as national and foreign editor at the Chicago Tribune.

The Oct. 17 event is presented by Medill and as 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.

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

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

For more information about the Oct. 17 lecture or the Minow Visiting Professorship, contact Jasmine Rangel at j-rangel@northwestern.edu or (847) 467-0726.