BRIEF: Emmy Award winning journalist to speak at fall commencement

Nathan Woodruff

STATESBORO —Georgia Southern alumna and Emmy winning journalist Laura Harris has been selected as the speaker for the fall commencement ceremonies on Dec. 13 and 14.

Harris was a member of the GS class of 2008, graduating from the school of health and kinesiology. Harris was awarded an Emmy for her breaking news coverage of a massive sinkhole that opened up in the Tampa community. She has also been recognized with an award for her work by the Associated Press. 

Harris is currently a co-anchor on the morning and midday newscasts at NBC5 in Dallas/Fort Worth.

While at GS, she played Division I soccer for four years. She graduated summa cum laude and as an Honors Program Scholar. As a journalist, she has covered both President Obama’s and Pope Francis’ trips to Cuba, as well as the 2016 Republican and Democratic National Conventions.

GS is holding two commencement ceremonies to include both graduate and undergraduate students from each of the university’s nine colleges. Graduating students will walk and receive their degrees at their preferred ceremony location. 

The commencement ceremony on Dec. 13 will be held at the Savannah Convention Center in Savannah at 1 p.m. The commencement ceremony on Dec. 14 will be held at Allen E. Paulson Stadium in Statesboro at 1 p.m.

More information about commencement can be found here.

Nathan Woodruff, The George-Anne Interim Editor-in-Chief,