Anderson Cooper to Give Skeggs Lecture Sept. 24

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Skeggs Lecture Committee expects tickets to go quickly beginning this Friday for Anderson Cooper’s appearance at 7 p.m. Sept. 24 in Stambaugh Auditorium.

Cooper is the host of CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360.”

The tickets, limited to four per person, are free but required for admission. They will be available at the Stambaugh Auditorium box office as well as www.stambaughauditorium.com.

Cooper, who has a baccalaureate in political science from Yale University, was chief international correspondent for Channel One News and a correspondent for ABC News. He also was host of ABC’s reality program, “The Mole.”

He anchored ABC’s overnight newscast “World News Now” and was a correspondent for “World News Tonight” as well as the ABC news program “20/20.”

He joined CNN in December 2001, serving the network’s weekend anchor before moving to prime time in March 2003 after the war in Iraq began. He then moved to a two-hour timeslot in late evening in November 2005, following Hurricane Katrina.

Over the course of his career, Cooper has worked in more than 40 countries, covered nearly all-major news events around the world.

He has won several major journalism awards including the Peabody, DuPont, Edward R. Murrow and nine Emmys.

The Skeggs Lecture was established in 1966 in memory of the Leonard T. Skeggs Sr. Skeggs came to Youngstown in 1919 as educational secretary of the YMCA.

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