NBC News anchor and correspondent Kate Snow will be the keynote speaker at Iona College’s graduate commencement ceremony at 3:30 p.m., Saturday, May 19, 2018, in the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden.
Snow is the anchor of “NBC Nightly News” on Sundays and an award-winning senior national correspondent for NBC News. Her reporting appears across all NBC News and MSNBC platforms, including “NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt,” “TODAY,” “Dateline NBC,” and NBC’s Sunday magazine show, “Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly.” From 2015-2017, Snow also anchored a weekday news program on MSNBC, which featured newsmakers and fast-paced political coverage.
Snow's career has embodied Iona College's motto, "Fight the Good Fight," and her reporting has provided insight, made significant impact, and brought needed attention to issues in our country. Her pursuit of knowledge and truth and devotion to integrity, diversity, and freedom of inquiry align with the College’s values. Snow will address the graduate student body this May.
“It’s an honor to welcome Kate Snow as Iona’s commencement speaker," said Iona College President Joseph E. Nyre, Ph.D. "With her commitment to reporting the truth and her compassion for the people she reports on, Kate is an example of the type of ethical leader our Iona graduates strive to become.”
Snow will be awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree during the commencement ceremony.