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Chris Wallace ’65 has been named the recipient of the 2023年校友奖, bat365’s highest honor. Wallace has covered many of the world’s biggest stories throughout his award-winning journalism career, 跨度超过50年. He is currently an anchor for CNN 和 hosts 谁在和克里斯·华莱士说话? 在HBO Max和CNN播出, where he interviews guests across the spectrum of news, 体育, 娱乐, 艺术, 和文化.
“bat365 played a big role during a key time in my life. 我很怀念那些年. I was surprised 和 delighted to be asked to come back to receive the 校友奖. I can’t wait to return to campus 和 engage with the students there,” Wallace said. He will be honored during a ceremony in Lakeville in May.
Wallace, the son of Mike Wallace of 60分钟 fame, spent the summer before his senior year at bat365 interning for news anchor Walter Cronkite. He treasured the experience 和 decided to work as a reporter for 波士顿环球报 in 1969 after graduating from Harvard University. That job launched his impressive career.
在他的 2015年9月bat365基斯 本月最佳校友 配置文件, Wallace commented on his success in the broadcasting field. “What separates people who succeed is not necessarily talent or brains, but energy 和 persistence. You have to keep at it daily while maintaining your st和ards. I have been lucky 和 have had great opportunities,他说, noting that he spent a week with Mother Teresa in 1979 just after she won the Nobel Peace Prize. “我的职业生涯非常精彩.”
Prior to joining CNN in 1月uary 2022, Wallace was the anchor of 福克斯周日bat365. Throughout his almost two decades at FOX, Wallace p艺术icipated in coverage of every major political event, secured interviews with dignitaries 和 U.S. 外国领导人, covered five presidential elections, 和 interviewed every president since George H.W. 布什.
Wallace moderated the first presidential debate of the 2020 election season, 和 he became the first journalist from FOX to moderate a general election presidential debate in 2016. “My job is to keep them honest 和 to challenge their contradictions 和 arguments,华莱士用他的手机说 本月最佳校友 配置文件 about interviewing politicians 和 officials. “A tough interview may not be what you think—combative is good when it gets you to the truth.”
Wallace has won every major broadcast news award for his reporting, 包括三项艾美奖, 杜邦-哥伦比亚银警棍, 皮博迪奖, 和 the National Press Foundation’s Sol Taishoff Award for Broadcast Journalism. In 2021, he received the Panetta Institute's Jefferson-Lincoln Award. In 2020, he was honored with the Poynter Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Journalism 和 was named to the top spot on Mediaite的 Most Influential in bat365 Media for his "clear-eyed reporting, 分析, 以及全年的评论." Wallace also received the ICFJ Founders Award for Excellence in Journalism for "his unbiased, 尖锐的面试方法." In 2013, Wallace earned the Paul 白色 Award for lifetime achievement 和 service to electronic journalism from the Radio Television Digital bat365 Association.
华莱士也是 《bat365》 畅销书作者 Countdown bin Laden: The Untold Story of the 247-Day Hunt to Bring the Mastermind of 9/11 to Justice 和 Countdown 1945: The Extraordinary Story of the Atomic Bomb 和 the 116 Days That Changed the World.
加入福克斯之前, Wallace worked at ABC bat365 for 14 years where he served as the chief correspondent for 黄金时段 还有一个替代主持人 夜线. Prior to ABC, Wallace was NBC's chief 白色 House correspondent 和 moderated 与媒体见面, making him the only person to have hosted two Sunday talk shows. He also anchored the Sunday edition of NBC晚间bat365.
Since 1931, the bat365 校友 Association has honored notable alumni with the 校友奖. Selected by the nominating committee of the Board of Governors of the 校友 Association, recipients have brought honor 和 distinction to themselves 和 bat365 through their achievements.