CNN Reporter Tom Foreman to host TROY 125th Birthday gala Saturday

Posted: Tuesday, 07 February 2012

TROY—Emmy-winning CNN reporter Tom Foreman will return to his alma mater on Saturday, Feb. 11, to serve as master of ceremonies for Troy University's 125th Birthday Gala Celebration at the Troy Campus.

"I am tremendously excited to be returning to TROY for this celebration," Foreman said. "So much of what has made my career a success began on that campus, in those classrooms, and I am honored to be part of this anniversary observance."

Foreman, a 1981 graduate of TROY's Hall School of Journalism, will host the University's 125th birthday gala celebration on Saturday, starting with a 6 p.m. reception followed by dinner at 7 p.m. inside the Trojan Center ballroom. The event will kickoff TROY's yearlong 125th Birthday celebration and will feature special recognition of University donors and supporters. While on campus, Foreman will also meet with students in the Hall School of Journalism and Communications.

Foreman is a correspondent in CNN's Washington D.C. bureau, where he covers a wide-range of political topics for the network and reports for programs including Anderson Cooper 360 º, The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer and John King, USA.

His reporting career began at a small radio station in Alabama when he was in high school. After he graduated from TROY, he joined WSFA in Montgomery, and then worked as a reporter for WWL-TV, a CBS affiliate in New Orleans. Foreman later joined ABC news as a roving reporter from its Denver bureau.

He moved to Washington in 2000 and became the senior anchor for National Geographic and managing editor for Inside Base Camp, for which he won an Emmy award as best interviewer. He joined CNN in 2004.

Foreman's experience spans more than three decades. He has reported from all 50 U.S. states and has covered almost every major news and stories in recent years, including the 2008 presidential campaign, the Gulf oil spill, Hurricane Katrina and the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. His international experience has taken him to more than 20 countries to report over catastrophes, civil wars, economic upheavals and social unrest.