Ted Koppel, longtime anchor of ABC News’ Nightline, who earned his master’s degree at Stanford in 1962, will deliver the Mimi and Peter E. Haas Distinguished Visitor Lecture on Public Service and the University.
The Distinguished Visitor program of the Haas Center for Public Service brings to Stanford prominent individuals whose lives and careers have had significant impact across the nation and globally through distinct public service contributions.
Over the course of 26 years as anchor and managing editor of Nightline, Koppel became the longest-serving news anchor in U.S. broadcast history. When he left ABC News after 42 years, he was the most honored reporter in the network’s history, having received eight Peabody Awards. In addition, Koppel has been awarded 12 Alfred I. duPont–Columbia University Awards – television’s equivalent to the Pulitzer Prize – and 42 Emmy Awards, including one for lifetime achievement. He has also served as a contributing columnist to the New York Times, Washington Post and Wall Street Journal and as senior contributor to the CBS Sunday Morning Show.
The Distinguished Visitor event begins with a reception at 4:30 p.m., followed by the lecture at 5:00 p.m.
This event is now at capacity. However, there is some student seating still available. Please add your name to the waiting list if you are still interested. We will contact you by April 16 with an update.