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NBC News’ Willie Geist to Speak at Montclair State University

As 2018 Terhune Lecture speaker, television host, journalist, and author Willie Geist will discuss the current landscape of news media and public affairs

Posted in: Communication and Media

TV Host Willie Geist

Willie Geist will visit Montclair State University on April 17 for the 2018 Terhune Lecture, an annual event that brings the nation’s most influential voices in journalism to campus to speak with the campus and general communities. This lecture, hosted by the School of Communication and Media, will begin at 6 p.m. in the Presentation Hall of the School. It is free and open to the public. Geist will be in conversation with Dr. Keith Strudler, director of the School of Communication and Media.

Geist is the host of NBC News’ Sunday Today with Willie Geist and is the co-host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe. Geist is a regular contributor to NBC News’ TODAY and NBC Sports Group.

Strudler is thrilled to have Geist visit the School and speak with its community.

“Willie Geist has distinguished himself as one the most talented, versatile, and intelligent voices in news media,” Strudler noted. “We’re excited for his perspective, not only on the current news and political environments, but also the civic role of our media in an increasingly complex world. The School is honored to have Willie come to Montclair State – and back to his home state of New Jersey.”

The event will begin at 6 p.m. in the Presentation Hall in School of Communication and Media building and is free and open to the public. For more information or to register to attend, visit

About the Albert Payson Terhune Lecture

The Albert Payson Terhune Lecture and Foundation was established in 1970 through a bequest of Mrs. Terhune in memory of her husband. This annual event brings influential journalists to Montclair State University for stimulating discussion about current affairs and journalism. These discussions are open to the University community and the public. Past Terhune Lecture guests include Marty Barron, Maria Bartiromo, and Ken Auletta.