Chris Wallace to deliver MJ-school's 2017 Roy H. Park Distinguished Lecture
Chris Wallace, anchor of Fox News Sunday, will give this year’s Roy H. Park Distinguished Lecture on Thursday, April 6, at the UNC School of Media and Journalism. The lecture — America Under President Trump: A View From Washington — will be held in the Carroll Hall auditorium beginning at 5 p.m.
Learn more about the 2017 Park Lecture and register at mj.unc.edu/ParkLecture2017.
As one of the country's most seasoned journalists, Wallace will draw from his decades at the news desk to deliver valuable insight and perspective on the election that put Donald Trump in the White House, what America will look like under our 45th president and what business organizations and individuals can expect during his administration. Wallace will also offer behind-the-scenes anecdotes about Washington and perspective on the critical and evolving role of the media in the national dialogue.
Wallace played an important role in Fox News Channel’s “American Election HQ” coverage based in Washington, D.C. He interviewed presidential candidates, senior officials, Congressional and world leaders and moderated the Fox News Republican Presidential debate. He also covered both 2016 national conventions.
Wallace has won multiple broadcast news awards for his reporting, including three Emmy Awards, the Dupont-Columbia Silver Baton, the Peabody Award and the Sol Taishoff Award for Broadcast Journalism from the National Press Foundation. He recently won the Paul White award for lifetime achievement from the Radio Television Digital News Association.
Prior to joining Fox News, Wallace worked at ABC News for 14 years, serving as the chief correspondent for “Primetime Thursday” and as a substitute host for “Nightline.” He served as chief White House correspondent for NBC News from 1982-89. Wallace anchored “Meet the Press" from 1987-88 and the Sunday edition of “NBC Nightly News” from 1982-84 and 1986-87.
The annual Roy H. Park Lecture, sponsored by the Triad Foundation, features distinguished professionals with the hopes of enriching the educational experience of undergraduate and graduate journalism students.