TIM RUSSERT'S COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS AT CREIGHTON
Creighton presented Russert an Honorary Doctor of Law degree. Russert is a graduate of a Canisius Jesuit high school in Buffalo, N.Y. He graduated from John Carroll University and attended law school at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. Before he became political analyst for NBC, he served as a counselor to New York Governor Mario Quomo and as chief of staff to Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan.
Russert is the managing editor and moderator of Meet the Press and political analyst for NBC's Nightly News and the Today Program. He anchors The Tim Russert Show, a weekly interview program on CNBC and is a contributing anchor for MSNBC. Russert also serves as senior vice president and Washington bureau chief of NBC News.
Recently, Russert wrote a bestselling biography, Big Russ and Me, discussing his life growing up, words of wisdom from his father, high school education at Canisius High School and the importance of maintaining family values.
Tim Russert died of a heart attack on June 13th, 2008.