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CNN correspondent Candy Crowley to speak at commencement

1970 alumna returns to address graduating seniors, guests


    LYNCHBURG, Va.— Candy Alt Crowley, senior political correspondent at CNN and member of the Class of 1970, will be the 2002 Commencement Speaker at Randolph-Macon Woman's College. Ms. Crowley will address the members of the graduating class during the College’s commencement ceremony in the Mabel Whiteside Amphitheatre (The Dell) at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 12, 2002.

Candy Crowley is CNN's award-winning senior political correspondent based in the network's Washington, D.C., Bureau. She covers a broad range of stories, including the 2000 presidential, congressional and gubernatorial races and major legislative developments on Capitol Hill. Prior to being named senior political correspondent, Crowley was a congressional correspondent for the network. She came to CNN from NBC News in 1987.

Crowley began her broadcast journalism career in Washington, D.C., as a newsroom assistant for Metromedia radio station WASH. She has served as an anchor for Mutual Broadcasting and as a general assignment and White House correspondent for the Associated Press, where she covered most of the Reagan era before moving on to NBC-TV to become a general assignment correspondent in NBC's Washington Bureau.

Crowley won the 1999 DuPont-Columbia University Silver Baton Award for her coverage of the impeachment and trial of President Bill Clinton. She won the 1998 Dirksen Award for distinguished reporting on Congress from the National Press Foundation and the 1997 Joan Shorenstein Barone Award for Excellence in Journalism for her coverage of Bob Dole's campaign for the presidency. She received the Associated Press Broadcasters' Award for spot news reporting for her coverage of the Reagan campaign, as well as the AP Award for in-depth coverage of the 1980 Reagan campaign. Her reporting on more than a dozen 1992 U.S. Senate campaigns was runner-up for the Joan Shorenstein Barone Award for Outstanding Journalism. Crowley also won the Columbia University's Armstrong Award for Freedom is My Woman, a documentary on a prison cellblock takeover.

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CONTACT: Brenda Edson, Director of College Relations