03/05/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Katie Couric To Be Princeton's First Female Class Day Speaker

CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric will speak at Class Day this year, senior class president Grant Bermann '09 announced this morning in an e-mail to the Class of 2009.

Couric will be the first woman to deliver the address since the University began inviting speakers from outside the campus community. Class Day will be held June 1.

In his e-mail, Bermann called Couric a "pioneering" woman in an often male-dominated profession," and said she was chosen for her work as a journalist as well as work "championing" cancer awareness, care for wounded veterans and hunger prevention.

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