Travis, Lewis to address fall 2019 graduates at convocation

Travis, Lewis to address fall 2019 graduates at convocation

December 03, 2019

Grady College graduates will gather for Fall 2019 Convocation ceremonies on Thursday, Dec. 19 at the Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall.

The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m.

Randy Travis (ABJ ’82) will be the keynote speaker at the event. Travis is a Peabody Award-winning investigative reporter for Fox 5 Atlanta.

During his career, Travis has won two national Edward R. Morrow Awards and more than 20 regional Emmys. His Peabody win came this past May for a series of investigative reports he produced, wrote and reported called “$2 Tests: Bad Arrests.” He was the recipient of the Henry W. Grady Mid-Career Alumni Award from Grady College in 2005, and in 2015, Travis was named to the Silver Circle, a lifetime achievement honor given by the Southeast Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

The senior speaker at convocation will be Peyton Lewis. Lewis is a journalism major with a minor in communications and a New Media Certificate.

Lewis interned for Joy FM’s radio team in the summer of 2018, where she worked on storytelling through mediums such as radio and social media. During the summer of 2019, she worked as a news intern at 11Alive.

Lewis, a native of Stockbridge, Georgia, aspires to work as an investigate reporter after graduation.

Taylor Maggiore, a journalism major and Grady Sports Certificate student, will be the senior speaker at the UGA Commencement on Dec. 13.

For more information about convocation, please visit the Grady convocation webpage.