CNN’s Candy Crowley To Speak At Communication Week 2013

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Ohio University alum Leon Harris will lead a discussion about television journalism with CNN's Candy Crowley on Monday, March 18.

This event kicks off Communication Week 2013, which is a celebration of Ohio University's Scripps College of Communications.

Crowley is the award-winning host of "State of the Union with Candy Crowley."

She is the chief political correspondent for CNN and covers presidential, congressional and gubernatorial races.

She moderated a 2012 general election debate between President Obama and Gov. Romney.

"I know that the entire college is thrilled to welcome Candy to campus," said Scripps College of Communication Dean Scott Titsworth. "Her work in the area of political journalism is important, timely and embodies our commitment to thoughtful journalism and well-reasoned public dialogue. I'm also very thankful to alumnus Leon Harris, who helped us connect with Candy and will join her on stage Monday evening. Leon is unyielding in his passion for our college, and having him lead the dialogue with Candy during our keynote event is truly exciting."

Harris graduated from the university in 1983.

He anchors the 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts for ABC7/WJLA-TV in Washington D.C..

Before that, Harris spent 20 years at CNN's Headquarters in Atlanta where he co-anchored "CNN Live Today" and "Prime News."

He also hosted "CNN Presents" and "American Stories."

The event is free and open to the public.

It will be held at 7 p.m. in Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium.