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Gayle King to Speak at Bloomfield College

Gayle King Bloomfield College

By Alicia Cook

Bloomfield College is excited to announce that Gayle King is scheduled to speak on campus on Wednesday, March 22 at 3:00 p.m in the Van Fossan Theatre.

King, a graduate of the University of Maryland, will speak directly to students, faculty, staff, and notable members of the Bloomfield College community. The highly anticipated event will offer students a special opportunity to ask the television personality and established journalist questions following her speech.

Seating is first come, first serve, and limited. For those interested in attending, the College asks that you kindly fill out this form or call the Office of Institutional Advancement at 973-748-9000 x 1293.

According to CBS News, King has been co-host of "CBS This Morning" since 2011 and is also Editor-at-Large of the award-winning O, the Oprah Magazine.

King, a close friend of Oprah Winfrey, has handled a number of high-profile assignments, including reporting from Newtown, Connecticut in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012. She was honored with an Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia Award as part of CBS News' division-wide coverage of the Newtown tragedy. King contributed to CBS News' Election Night coverage in 2014 and co-anchored CBS News' special coverage of several breaking news stories, including the Paris terrorist attacks, the San Bernardino shootings, and the Supreme Court's landmark decision to legalize same-sex marriage.

King previously hosted "The Gayle King Show" on OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network. Before moving into print and radio, King worked for 18 years as a television news anchor for CBS affiliate WFSB-TV in Connecticut where she hosted her own syndicated daytime program. Prior to joining WFSB, King worked at several other television stations, including WDAF-TV in Kansas City, Mo., WJZ-TV in Baltimore, Md., and WTOP-TV in Washington, D.C.

King has received numerous awards for her extensive work as a journalist. In addition to three Emmys, she was honored with the American Women in Radio & Television Gracie Award for Outstanding Radio Talk Show, the Individual Achievement Award for Host-Entertainment/Information, and the New York Women in Communications' Matrix Award recipient.

This marks King’s first visit to Bloomfield College.