CNN editor is guest speaker at UTM

CNN editor is guest speaker at UTM
Mark Whitaker, executive vice president and managing editor of CNN Worldwide, will present a lecture titled “My Long Trip Home” at 7:30 on Nov. 16.
His presentation will be in Watkins Auditorium of the Boling University Center on the campus of the University of Tennessee at Martin.
Whitaker is responsible for leading editorial coverageacross CNN’s multiple platforms and directing the overall approach, tone and scope of CNN’s reporting.
Before joining CNN in February 2011, he served as senior vice president andWashington bureau chief for NBC News, where he was responsible for Washington-based programming for NBC and MSNBC, including “Meet the Press” and the network’s political coverage.
He also served as the editor of Newsweek from 1998-2006.
During his tenure, the magazine won more top editorial awards and nominations than at any time in its history, including four National Magazine Awards for coverage of such prominent events as the attacks of Sept. 11, the Iraq War and the Monica Lewinsky scandal.
Whitaker graduated summa cum laude from Harvard in 1979, where he served on the editorial board for the “Harvard Crimson.” He then attended Oxford University’s Balliol College as a Marshall Scholar from 1979-81.
“The honors program at UT Martin is excited to have Mark Whitaker as part of our annual Academic Speakers Program,” said Lionel Crews, director of Honors Programs.
“His level of experience will provide unparalled insight for students, staff and guests of the university.”
Whitaker’s presentation is co-sponsored by Student Affairs. The lecture is free and open to the public.
For more information, contact Dr. Crews at 881-7436, or by email at

WCP 11.08.11

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