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CBS News Correspondent Nancy Cordes to Deliver 2015 Annenberg Lecture

CBS News congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes will present the 2015 Annenberg Lecture, “Chasing the ‘Scooby’ Van and Tracking Trump to the Border: Covering the Wild Ride That is the 2016 Presidential Campaign,” the Annenberg Public Policy Center and the Annenberg School for Communication have announced.

Nancy Cordes
Nancy Cordes. Credit: CBS.

The lecture will be presented on Oct. 6 at 6:15 p.m. at the Annenberg School for Communication.

Cordes graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Pennsylvania in 1995.

“Nancy has translated her talents, temperament, and degree from Penn into the kind of insightful journalism that scholars admire and the public appreciates,” said Annenberg Public Policy Center director Kathleen Hall Jamieson.

Cordes is CBS News’ Congressional correspondent and regular contributor, based in Washington, D.C. She has reported on a range of stories, including key presidential and congressional elections, the rise of the Tea Party, and the debate surrounding the Affordable Health Care Act. She previously worked as a correspondent for ABC News, based in New York, and as a reporter for WJLA-TV Washington, D.C. and KHNL-TV Honolulu. She received a master’s degree in public policy from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

Past Annenberg Lecturers have included journalists Gwen Ifill and Bill Moyers, former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, and former Secretary of State George P. Shultz.

The 2015 Annenberg Lecture is open by invitation only. For information on attending, please contact Debra Williams at