CNN’s Candy Crowley to Deliver 2014 Mary Alice Davis Lecture Nov. 12

AUSTIN, Texas – Nov. 10, 2014 – The School of Journalism at The University of Texas at Austin will host a lecture and question and answer session with CNN’s award-winning chief political correspondent Candy Crowley at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 12 in the Belo Center for New Media. “What Now? A post-election look at the next election” is this year’s Mary Alice Davis Distinguished Lecture in Journalism, established in 2005. The event is free and open to the public.
Crowley joined CNN in 1987 and is currently anchor of “State of the Union” with Candy Crowley, a political hour of newsmaker interviews and analysis of the week’s most important issues. She’s covered a range of stories on major legislative developments including presidential, congressional and gubernatorial elections for CNN, NBC, The Associated Press and many others.
In 2012, Crowley became the first woman to moderate a presidential debate in two decades and has earned several awards including the Leonard Zeidenberg First Amendment Award, the American News Women’s Club Award for Excellence in Journalism, the Edward R. Murrow Award and the Joan Shorenstein Barone Award.

WHEN: 5-6 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 12

WHERE: Belo Center for New Media Auditorium (2.106), 300 West Dean Keeton

COST: The event is free and open to the public.

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Contacts: Nick Hundley (512) 471-7209; Wanda Cash, (512) 471-1965

Lauren Phillips
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