ABC’s Sunny Hostin to Appear at Rowan University’s MLK Celebration

By Clyde Hughes | AC JosepH Media

GLASSBORO – Sunny Hostin, a three-time Emmy Award-winner television host and legal correspondent for ABC News, will be the guest speaker at Rowan University’s 35th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Celebration and Day of Service.

Hostin is co-host of ABC’s “The View,” where she and other hosts grappled to the hot-button social and national topics of the day. She has also appeared on Fox News and CNN.

Rowan’s celebration will be held at 9 a.m. in Pfleeger Concert Hall. The Day of Service will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the Chamberlain Student Center.

The celebration will be mostly virtual with in-person guests cost of $35 Virtual guests cost at $25. All proceeds support the William H. Myers Scholarship. It is Sponsored by the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and the Rowan University Foundation.

Rick Williams of 6ABC News will be master of ceremony.

An attorney by trade with a law degree from Notre Dame, Hostin is a former assistant U.S. attorney, an author and most recently an executive producer of the Investigation Discovery series “Truth About Murder.”

Hostin’s depth of knowledge carries over to politics and the criminal justice system. She has brought clarity and context to some of the biggest stories of the past decade, including incisive political analysis of Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and subsequent presidency, the college admission scandal, the George Zimmerman trial, the unrest in Ferguson and Baltimore, and the AME church shooting in Charleston. In May 2020, Sunny and a group of Black female activists penned an authoritative op-ed for The Washington Post urging presidential candidate Joe Biden to select a Black female vice-presidential candidate, ultimately predicting his selection of Kamala Harris.

She has won two Emmys for her work as a correspondent for ABC’s Good Morning America, and one for her work as a correspondent for the ABC News Special, The President and the People.

For more information on the celebration, contact Marie Polk at 856-256-4059 or polk@rowan.edu. For the Day of Service, contact Andrew Perrone, Ed.D. at 856-256-4597 or perrone@rowan.edu.

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