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Wellesley College honoring Cambridge's Callie Crossley

Posted by Brock Parker  February 28, 2013 11:38 AM

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Wellesley College is honoring Cambridge resident Callie Crossley with its highest honor for alumnae today.

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Crossley, who is a contributor to WGBH’s “Boston Public Radio” show, will accept the 2013 Wellesley College Alumnae Achievement Award, according to WGBH.

Crossley. Photo by Matt Kalinowski courtesy WGBH.

The award recognizes alumnae who have brought honor to themselves and to Wellesley College through outstanding achievements and has previously been awarded to former Secretaries of State Madeline Albright and Hillary Clinton and network anchor Diane Sawyer.

Crossley is the program manager of the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University, and a Woodrow Wilson visiting fellow who guest-lectures at colleges about media literacy, media and politics and the intersection of race, gender and media.

She is also a former producer of ABC News 20/20 and former host and executive director of “The Callie Crossley Show” that aired for more than two years on WGBH. Crossley also earned an Oscar nomination for her work producing the documentary series, “Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Years 1954-1965.”

She graduated from Wellesley College in 1973.

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