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Richard Kaplan to speak at College of Media Convocation

4/23/2012  8:00 am

Rick Kaplan, award-winning broadcast journalist and producer, will be the keynote speaker at the College of Media convocation ceremony May 12, 2012.

Richard Kaplan has been a broadcast journalist for more than 40 years, for four major news networks, in positions ranging from field production and news coverage to senior decision-making and program creation.  He is currently in charge of political coverage, 2012 election coverage and specials for ABC News. In addition, for more than 15 years, Mr. Kaplan has been actively involved with journalism departments at a number of leading universities teaching, lecturing and working as a Fellow.


Mr. Kaplan has received numerous awards for his work, including 46 Emmy Awards, four Overseas Press Club Awards, three George Foster Peabody Awards, two George Polk Awards, four Ohio State Awards, four Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards and two Gold Batons, twelve Headliner Awards, eight Cine Eagles for Journalistic Excellence and the Distinguished Service award and Bronze Medallion from the Professional Society of Journalists, Sigma Delta Chi.


In 1999, Mr. Kaplan received an honorary Doctor of Letters from the University of Illinois.