Journalist Savannah Guthrie, L’02, to Speak at Georgetown Law’s 2023 Commencement Ceremony

May 3, 2023

Georgetown University announced today that alumna Savannah Guthrie, L’02, co-anchor of NBC NEWS’ Today and NBC News’ chief legal correspondent, will be the speaker at the 2023 Georgetown Law commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 21.

“I know firsthand the dedication and hard work it takes to earn your law degree,” said Guthrie in a recorded greeting to the graduating class. “I cannot wait to share this special day with all of you.”

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Guthrie was the featured speaker at a New York City Georgetown Law alumni event held earlier this year.

Guthrie will speak on the historic Georgetown University campus and will receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree. The official Georgetown Law commencement ceremony on May 21 follows two “Celebration Days,” smaller gatherings for graduates and their guests held on the Law Center campus. A full schedule of commencement weekend events is available here.

Guthrie enrolled at Georgetown Law after several years as a local television reporter, and continued as a freelance journalist throughout her time as a student. She worked for a law firm after graduating, but soon decided to return to television journalism full time, using her legal knowledge to become a CourtTV correspondent before joining NBC News.

“Savannah Guthrie makes her law school proud every morning as one of our nation’s sharpest and most talented broadcast journalists,” said Dean William M. Treanor. “The Class of 2023 and I look forward to welcoming her back to Georgetown Law and to hearing her words of advice and inspiration.”

Another Georgetown Law alumnus, Jason Kander, L’05, president of national expansion at Veterans Community Project and founder of the Afghan Rescue Project, will also speak at a Georgetown commencement ceremony this month, addressing the School of Continuing Studies’ graduates on Friday, May 19.