Nina Totenberg: Legal Affairs Correspondent, National Public Radio

To receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree and deliver the Commencement address at the May 13 undergraduate Commencement ceremony.

Nina Totenberg

Nina Totenberg is an award-winning legal affairs correspondent for National Public Radio. Her reports air regularly on NPR's critically acclaimed news magazines All Things Considered, Morning Edition, and Weekend Edition.
 
Totenberg's coverage of the Supreme Court and legal affairs has won her widespread recognition. Newsweek says, "The mainstays [of NPR] are Morning Edition and All Things Considered. But the creme de la creme is Nina Totenberg."
 
In 1991, her ground-breaking report about University of Oklahoma Law Professor Anita Hill's allegations of sexual harassment by Judge Clarence Thomas led the Senate Judiciary Committee to re-open Thomas's Supreme Court confirmation hearings to consider Hill's charges. NPR received the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award for its gavel-to-gavel coverage — anchored by Totenberg — of both the original hearings and the inquiry into the issue, and for Totenberg's reports and exclusive interview with Hill.
 
Before joining NPR in 1975, Totenberg served as Washington editor of New Times Magazine, and as the legal affairs correspondent for The National Observer.


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