Former network anchor Garrick Utley to discuss 'Global Media'

Former network TV news anchor Garrick Utley, president of SUNY’s Levin Graduate Institute of International Relations and Commerce, will discuss “Global Media” on Wednesday, Feb. 11, at SUNY Oswego.

Utley’s College Hour talk, free and open to the public, will begin at 12:40 p.m. in the Campus Center auditorium. 

His 40 years in broadcast journalism included serving as NBC’s weekend anchor for nearly a decade, covering the American entry into the Vietnam War in 1964-65, being NBC’s senior European correspondent from 1973 to 1979 and the network’s chief foreign correspondent during much of the 1980s. He also frequently substituted for John Chancellor and Tom Brokaw on “NBC Nightly News.” 

Utley later moved to ABC as that network’s chief foreign correspondent, then to CNN, where he co-anchored the network’s coverage of 9/11 terrorist attacks.

He continues to co-host “America Abroad” on public radio, which explores the country’s relationship with the world. His many honors include a George Peabody Award and Overseas Press Club’s Edward R. Murrow Award. In 2000, Utley published the book “You Should Have Been Here Yesterday,” which chronicles the growth of TV news.

Active in world public affairs, he continues to chair the American Council on Germany and serves as a director of Public Radio International.

The Levin Institute focuses on the opportunities and challenges of globalization through teaching, research and public events. The SUNY institution aims to prepare graduate students to learn, work and manage organizations that span borders and cultures.

Utley’s appearance at SUNY Oswego is sponsored by the college’s global and international studies program and School of Communication, Media and the Arts.

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(Posted: Jan 28, 2009)

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