Guest Speaker: Michele Norris, Brown Endowed Lecture
Thursday, October 18, 2012
7:30 PM
Location: Jackson Auditorium
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Michele Norris
Host of NPR's All Things Considered

Award-winning journalist, and co-host of NPR's longest-running national program, All Things Considered, Michele Norris has a voice that is undeniably recognizable and that embodies both authority and calm. Captivating and astute on air, Norris has presented leading news, weighing in on American culture including race and the influence of new media since she joined NPR in 2002. Prior to her tenure at NPR, she served as an ABC News correspondent where she covered education, America's inner cities, the national drug problem, poverty, and most recognizably, the aftermath of 9/11.
Norris is stepping away from her All Things Considered duties until after the 2012 presidential campaign, though she is not leaving NPR’s airwaves. While she will not be involved in coverage of the 2012 election, she will continue to report and produce projects for the organization.
Norris has received many honors in journalism for her insight into American culture and social issues including: the Peabody Award, duPont Award, and Journalist of the Year by the National Association of Black Journalists. She was recently named Essence magazine's "25 Most Influential Black Americans."
In September 2010, Norris published her first book, The Grace of Silence: A Memoir. The book focuses on how America talks about race in the wake of the Obama presidency, and how her own complex legacy has shaped her dedication to informing others through sound and voice.