Katie Couric, who only recently announced that she will step down as the anchor of the CBS Evening News, will be this year's commencement speaker at Boston University.
Couric will deliver the address May 22 and receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, university officials announced today at the annual Senior Breakfast.
Couric, 54,has been the anchor of the show since September 2006. She was the first female solo anchor of a weekday network evening news broadcast, earning $15 million annually. Before she joined the CBS team, she served as co-anchor of NBC News’s Today Show for 15 years.
Ahmed Zewail, a Nobel Prize winner and California Institute of Technology professor, will deliver the Commencement Day baccalaureate address, and receive an honorary Doctor of Science degree, officials announced.
Other honorary degree recipients include Victoria Reggie Kennedy; TV chef, author, and BU professor Jacques Pepin; painter Frank Stella; and journalist Nina Totenberg.
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