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Host of Emmy Award Winning “All In,” Chris Hayes,
Will Address the Graduating Class of 2018

Macaulay Honors College at CUNY proudly announces that Chris Hayes, the host of MSNBC’s popular “All In With Chris Hayes” will serve as the 2018 Commencement speaker. Hayes will address Macaulay’s 500 graduates on Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 3pm at the United Palace Theater in upper Manhattan.

“We are thrilled honor a true son of New York,” said Mary C. Pearl, Ph.D., Dean of Macaulay. “Chris Hayes was born and raised in the Bronx, attended Hunter College High School in Manhattan, and lives with his family in Brooklyn. Like so many of our students, Chris is a product of the New York public schools. His work as a journalist and social commentator serves as a model to our students of the value of bringing carefully considered critical thought into the national conversation. His work underscores the value of the First Amendment to ensure public examination of important issues.”

Each night on “All In,” Hayes covers not only the biggest news stories of the day, but also the issues that are personally important to him such as social justice and the environment.

In addition to his work as a broadcast journalist, Hayes is editor-at-large of The Nation and a New York Times bestselling author. Twilight of the Elites: America After Meritocracy, is about the crisis of authority in American life and was published in June 2012. A Colony in a Nation, focusing on how a country founded on justice now looks like something close to a police state, was published last year.

Hayes received a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy from Brown University. @chrislhayes