NBC News’ Meet the Press host, David Gregory, to give next Dively Lecture

Gregory to discuss his role on iconic NBC political show

Published Aug. 13, 2009

David GregoryDavid Gregory, host of NBC’s Sunday morning talk show Meet the Press, will be the keynote speaker at Lynn University’s Dively Frontier in Globalization Luncheon Lecture later this year. At the Monday, Nov. 16, noon-time lecture, Gregory, who was named one of Washington's 50 best and most influential journalists by Washingtonian Magazine, will discuss his position at NBC, his career thus far and his opinions on current events.

Gregory, White House correspondent during George W. Bush’s presidency, earned a reputation for being one of the toughest questioners of Bush and his press secretaries, and reported extensively on the 9-11 attacks as well as the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Washingtonian Magazine labeled him the "firebrand in the front row."

Tickets are $70 (includes lunch) for the lecture, which will take place in the campus’ Louis and Anne Green Center. To purchase tickets, visit www.lynn.edu/tickets or contact the ticket office at 561-237-9000.

More on Gregory:

In addition to his Meet the Press responsibilities, Gregory is a regular contributor for Today and serves as a back-up anchor for the broadcast. He is also a regular contributor and analyst on MSNBC, lending his voice and reporting to all NBC News broadcasts, including coverage of special events.

Beyond politics, he has covered nearly every major story for the network: from the O.J. Simpson case and the trial of Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh, to the impeachment of President Clinton and the death of Pope John Paul II.

Previously, Gregory worked as an NBC News correspondent based in Los Angeles and Chicago. He began his journalism career at the age of 18 as a summer reporter for KGUN-TV in Tucson, Arizona. Gregory also worked for NBC's flagship West Coast affiliate KCRA-TV in Sacramento.

A native of Los Angeles, he graduated from American University in Washington, D.C., with a bachelor's degree in international studies. In 2005, Gregory was named the School of International Service's alumnus of the year and now sits on the dean's advisory council.

About the George S. Dively Speaker Series:

Thanks to a generous grant from the George S. Dively Foundation, Lynn University brings to its campus outstanding individuals who have demonstrated exceptional leadership in world markets. Fostering an educational tradition where students have a rich multicultural experience and develop global awareness in the heart of a dynamic urban community, the Dively Series strengthens Lynn’s academic life through opportunities for dialogue and interaction between students, faculty and prominent speakers.

The Dively Frontiers in Globalization Luncheon Lecture Series is sponsored by Lynn University’s board of overseers and the R. A. Ritter Foundation. Guest lecturers have included law professor Alan Dershowitz, columnist George F. Will, security and terrorism specialist Gen. Barry R. McCaffrey, innovation guru Tom Kelley, Presidential advisor David Gergen, and television journalists Wolf Blitzer, Anderson Cooper, Judy Woodruff, Ron Insana, Tucker Carlson and Soledad O'Brien.