CBS News national security producer Mary Walsh will lecture at Northwestern State University Thursday, March 10 at 2 p.m. in the Ora G. Williams Studio in Kyser Hall. Admission is free. The public is invited to attend.
Walsh is coming to Northwestern State to speak to a class being taught by Raymond Strother, the Erbon W. and Marie Wise Endowed Chair in Journalism at Northwestern State University.
In her time as a journalist, Walsh has covered the explosion of space shuttle Challenger, the bombing of Pan Am flight 103, Geraldine Ferraro’s vice presidential campaign and then-Vice President George H.W. Bush’s successful campaign for president.
Walsh, a winner of multiple Emmy awards, produces stories for “The CBS Evening News” and “60 Minutes.” Walsh has also been assigned to the Pentagon since 1993 covering the American military throughout Southeast Asia, Europe and the Middle East. Her outstanding work has won her two Alfred I. DuPont awards from Columbia University, the Joan Shorenstein Barone Award for Excellence in Journalism and a Wilbur Award from the Religious Communicators Council.
As CBS News producer in Tokyo from 1989 to 1993, Walsh was responsible for news coverage in all parts of Asia. A graduate of the University of Texas where she was editor of the Daily Texan in 1976-77. Walsh began her career as a journalist at the Rome Daily American in Italy in 1977.