JACKSON, Tenn. – Sept. 29, 2008 – NBC and MSNBC correspondent Norah O’Donnell will speak at a Union University luncheon Oct. 22 as part of the annual Union Forum.
O’Donnell will address the topic, “The 2008 Election: An Eleventh Hour Analysis.” The chief Washington correspondent for MSNBC, O’Donnell also serves as a contributing correspondent for NBC’s “Today” show.
She previously was White House correspondent for NBC News and a reporter for NBC News broadcasts.
O’Donnell has covered a number of major breaking news stories for both NBC and MSNBC, including the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. She traveled extensively with Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and reported on the war in Afghanistan and the war on terrorism. Washington Magazine has named O’Donnell one of Washington’s 100 most powerful women.
A native of San Antonio, Texas, O’Donnell is a graduate of Georgetown University, where she received a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and a master’s degree in international affairs.
For the past nine years, Union has hosted the nation’s top speakers for an inside look at topics such as business, politics and international affairs. Previous speakers have included William Kristol, Margaret Carlson, Juan Williams, Stephen Carter, Mark Shields, David Brooks, Fred Barnes, Robert Novak, Michael Medved and Clarence Page, among others.
The luncheon will begin at 11:45 a.m. in the Carl Grant Events Center. Tickets are $40 each, or $200 for a table of six. Online registration is available at www.uu.edu/events/unionforum/2008.
Union Forum is sponsored by First South Bank/FSB Insurance, West Tennessee Healthcare, The Jackson Sun, TLM Associates and Trumbull Laboratories LLC.
For more information, contact Union’s Office of University Relations at (731) 661-5050.