has scheduled May 17 for the Class of 2018’s ceremonies.
CITY, N.J. / March 6, 2018 – Planning for the Hudson County
Community College (HCCC) 41st Annual Commencement Ceremonies is well
underway, and ABC News’ Deborah Roberts has agreed to deliver the
keynote speech to the Class of 2018.
event will take place on Thursday, May 17 at 6 p.m. at the New Jersey
Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) in Newark, NJ.
Roberts is an award-winning correspondent and highly respected
journalist who joined the ABC News program
in 1995. Since then she has served as substitute anchor on
World News Weekend
During her tenure at ABC News, she has reported from Africa on the
HIV/AIDS crisis and orphans, and has received Emmy Awards for her
reporting on the California wildfires, an Ethiopian American woman’s
journey back to Africa to find her mother, and for her work on ABC’s
millennium coverage. Ms. Roberts also earned a Clarion Award for her
reporting on abuse within the Amish community.
graduate of the University of Georgia, she began her career at
WTVM-TV in Columbus, Georgia and then went on to work at WBIR in
Knoxville, Tennessee where she was highly regarded for her reporting
on the Tennessee state legislature. She also worked at WFTV, the ABC
affiliate in Orlando, Florida as Bureau Chief, Field Anchor for NASA
and Co-Anchor for the weekend news.
Roberts’ network news career began at NBC News. There, she covered
stories as General Assignment Correspondent for the Atlanta and Miami
bureaus and later for
She also reported from Saudi Arabia and Kuwait in the aftermath of
the Persian Gulf War; and was awarded an Emmy for her coverage of the
1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona.
June 2016, Ms. Roberts and her husband, NBC weatherman Al Roker,
There, Done That
a collection of their own life lessons, real-life stories and family
details on the HCCC 2018 Commencement is available on the College’s