RMC to Welcome Prominent Broadcaster Chris Wallace for Reynolds Lecture Series

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Randolph-Macon College will host Chris Wallace, one of the country’s most seasoned and respected journalists, as a part of the Arthur McKinley Reynolds Speakers Series on Tuesday, Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. inside Blackwell Auditorium at the Center for the Performing Arts.

Wallace’s lecture, entitled “Washington Insights and Perspectives From Behind the Scenes,” draws from his decades at the news desk to deliver valuable insight and perspective on the American political landscape. With a historian’s perspective, Wallace analyzes current issues while providing behind-the-scenes anecdotes about Washington, and unique insights on the critical and evolving role of the media.

Wallace has worked in broadcast journalism for more than 50 years, winning three Emmy Awards, the DuPont-Columbia Silver Baton, the Peabody Award, and the Sol Taishoff Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism. He is currently an anchor at CNN, which he joined in January 2022 after 18 years at FOX News, where he was the anchor of FOX News Sunday

Throughout his almost two decades at FOX, Wallace participated in coverage of every major political event, secured numerous high-profile interviews with dignitaries as well as U.S. and foreign leaders, covered five presidential elections, and interviewed every president since George H.W. Bush.

Prior to FOX News, Wallace worked at ABC News for 14 years where he served as the chief correspondent for PrimeTime and a substitute host for Nightline. Before joining ABC, Wallace was NBC’s chief White House correspondent, moderated Meet the Press, and anchored the Sunday edition of NBC Nightly News. A graduate of Harvard University, Wallace began his career as a city hall reporter for The Boston Globe.

The Reynolds Speakers Series is made possible by the generosity of Arthur McKinley Reynolds, Jr., a retired ophthalmologist who earned a bachelor’s degree in physics from RMC in 1947 and a degree in medicine from VCU School of Medicine. 

The Reynolds Speakers Series supports individuals of learning and practical accomplishment, exponents of a philosophy favoring free markets, limited government, and individual freedom and responsibility, and who apply those values to illuminate contemporary social, political, and economic issues. Past speakers have included Ben Stein, Moira and Steve Forbes, and Newt Gingrich.

The event is free to the public, but tickets are required. Reserve your ticket here.