Robin Roberts,co-anchor of ABCNEWS’ Good Morning America, will be this year’s commencement speaker at Plymouth State University. PSU’s Undergraduate Commencement is Saturday, May 21 at 10 a.m. Weather permitting, the ceremony is scheduled to take place on Currier Field behind the PE Center in Holderness.
Roberts anchors ABCNEWS’ popular morning news program from the show’s home base in New York’s Time Square. Roberts, who has been a contributor to Good Morning America since 1995, was named news anchor in 2002 and co-anchor in 2005..
In addition to Good Morning America, Roberts is a regular contributor to other ABCNEWS programs including World News Tonight and 20/20. She has covered a number of headline stories including the debate over stem cell research, Internet adoptions and the Olympics in both Sydney, Australia and Salt Lake City. She has also interviewed a variety of high profile people including Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, Tiger Woods and Penelope Cruz.
Roberts, who has been in broadcasting for over 20 years, is also well known for her work on ESPN, which she joined in 1990 and still contributes to today. She began her broadcasting career in 1983 working as a sports anchor and reporter for WDAM-TV in Hattiesburg, Miss.
Roberts was chosen as this year’s commencement speaker by the Speaker Selection Committee made up of the senior class president, vice president and secretary, as well as a member-at-large. They researched a number of potential speakers and reviewed videotapes.
“The speaker selection committee looked for a person with life experiences that would be meaningful to share,” says Senior Class President Cynthia Ortiz. “A person that could deliver a positive, inspirational and motivational message to the graduates and their families.”
For more information regarding this year’s commencement ceremony, contact Faith Northrop at (603) 535-2450 or online at www.plymouth.edu/commencement/.