Sports anchor is May commencement speaker

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James Madison University alumna Lindsay Czarniak will speak to her fellow Dukes and their guests at the university’s May undergraduate commencement ceremony. Czarniak, who graduated from JMU in 2000 with a major in journalism and a minor in studio art, currently works for ESPN as co-anchor with John Anderson of the 6 p.m. ET SportsCenter.

Prior joining ESPN, Czarniak worked as a sports anchor and reporter at WRC-TV (NBC4) in Washington, D.C., where she was a protégé of the late George Michael, the primary sports anchor at WRC from 1980 to 2007. Michael called Czarniak “the best hire I’ve ever made.”

At NBC, Czarniak covered everything from regional professional teams to the 2006 Winter Olympic Games in Turin, Italy, and 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing. She also hosted and produced the interview segment “Lunch With Lindsay” in which she interviewed athletes, politicians and entertainers.

The May 8 commencement ceremony will be held at Bridgeforth Stadium at 3 p.m. and celebrates all graduating undergraduate students.

For details about May commencement ceremonies, check the university’s Commencement website.

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Published: Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 1, 2023

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