CBS newsman Jeff Glor will speak to undergraduates at commencement exercises for Suffolk University’s College of Arts and Sciences and Sawyer Business School, which will take place beginning at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 22, 2011, at the Boston Convention Center.
Glor is a onetime WHDH-Boston television reporter who now is news anchor for "The Early Show" on CBS. As a CBS News national correspondent, Glor has covered events ranging from the earthquake in Haiti to the Beijing Olympic Games. Before taking over “The Early Show” anchor desk, Glor was anchor of the Saturday edition of the “CBS Evening News” and a national correspondent for all CBS News broadcasts. He was embedded with U.S. soldiers in Iraq, where he conducted a one-on-one interview with Gen. David Petraeus when he was the top commander of the multinational force there. Glor covered the primaries leading up to the 2008 presidential election as the chief campaign correspondent for “The Early Show” and was a lead member of the CBS News team that covered Pope Benedict’s historic visits to Washington, D.C., and New York City.
As the weekend evening news anchor and a weekday reporter for WHDH-TV Boston, he covered local news as well as national and international news stories, including the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens; the death of Pope John Paul II; and the hearings on steroid use in Major League Baseball.
Before coming to Boston, Glor was the co-anchor of WSTM-TV Syracuse's 5 p.m. newscast, a reporter for the 11 p.m. newscast, and the morning news anchor. Glor had begun his journalism career as the station’s news writer, while attending college. While in Syracuse, he was named "Best Male News Anchor" by the Syracuse New Times. He also served as a contributing researcher and writer on The Legal Handbook for N.Y. State Journalists.
Glor graduated magna cum laude from Syracuse University with dual degrees in Journalism and Economics from the College of Arts and Sciences. He was awarded the Henry J. Wolff prize, given to the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications student "most proficient in journalism."