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Commencement Address

Commencement Address

NBC News Veteran Provides Inspiring Address at 64th Commencement Exercises

Anne Thompson, a 16-year veteran of NBC News, delivered the address to nearly 500 graduates at the 64th annual Commencement exercises on Sunday, May 19, at Mohegan Sun Arena. Click the link below to listen to her inspiring message to our graduates. 

In addition to addressing the graduates, Thompson will receive an honorary doctor of humanities degree from King’s.

A graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Thompson is currently NBC News’ Chief Environmental Affairs correspondent. Her reports appear across all platforms of NBC including “NBC Nightly News,” “Today,” MSNBC and

Since being hired by NBC News in 1997, Thompson has been a national correspondent and chief financial correspondent before being named environmental affairs correspondent in 2007. She led coverage of the Gulf oil spill, covering all aspects of the crisis from beginning to when the well was finally killed. This extensive coverage made Thompson the NBC news correspondent with the most airtime in 2010, according to the Tyndall Report.

Thompson received the prestigious Gerald Loeb Award, and she was part of the "Nightly News" team that won the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Journalism Award and the Emmy Award for coverage of Hurricane Katrina in 2006. 

She was also awarded the Gerald Loeb Award for distinguished business and financial journalism for a series of reports that aired on "Nightly News" on the jobless economic recovery. She was also nominated for four business and financial news Emmys.

Prior to joining NBC News, Thompson was employed at television stations in South Bend, Ind.; St. Louis; and Detroit.

Click to listen to Anne Thompson's Commencement Address

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