Sanders Speakers Series to feature award-winning CNN journalist on campus

10th February 2016

By Rachel Terlep

NEW ALBANY, Ind. — Award-winning journalist and former CNN chief political correspondent, Candy Crowley, will be the keynote speaker for the annual Sanders Speaker Series at IU Southeast.

Crowley will share her insights in a 2016 Political Outlook with the community at 6 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 29, in Stem Hall in the Ogle Center at IU Southeast. 

Crowley joined CNN in 1987 and took the reigns as an anchor of its Sunday talk show, State of the Union, in 2010. State of the Union with Candy Crowley was a political hour of interviews and analysis of the week’s most important issues. 

She has won several awards for her work, including a 2003 Emmy and the 2005 Edward R. Murrow Award. In 2012, she became the first woman to moderate a presidential debate in two decades when she led the general election debate between President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney. 

In presentations, Crowley shares insights on the current political environment and what trends and issues will most likely affect voters in the upcoming elections. She reported on the campaigns of every president since Ronald Reagan and has interviewed top political newsmakers like Vice President Joe Biden, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former President George W. Bush and former Vice President Dick Cheney.

The Sanders Speaker Series is named after Judge Carlton and Sue Sanders, whose generous donation established the Sanders Speaker Series Endowment in 2008. The couple’s goal for the series is to bring high-profile speakers to the University to speak to the community about business and the economy.

For questions, contact the Ogle Center at (812) 941-2525.

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