Black History Month Keynote Speaker: Karen Hunter
Venue: UMW Chandler Ballroom – University Center
Feb 13, 2019 07:00 pm - 08:30 pm
UMW James Farmer Multicultural Center – 2019 Black History Month Celebration
Karen Hunter is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who has blazed a trail by bringing more action
and less talk to talk radio. Essence Magazine named her one of the “Woke100” in 2018. The industry’s Talkers Magazine named her one of the 100 most important radio talk-show hosts in America, called its “Heavy Hundred,” because she not only has some of the most provocative interviews with some of the biggest movers and shakers in the world, she also is a change agent. Distinguished Lecturer at Hunter College, Hunter was awarded the Gene Burns Memorial Award for Freedom of Speech – considered the Oscars of radio – by Talkers Magazine. As a sports and news reporter with the New York Daily News for 16 years, she was the paper’s first African-American female news columnist.