Maggie Haberman, Pulitzer Prize winner and Sarah Lawrence alumna, will speak at commencement this year.
President Cristle Collins Judd wrote in an email to the student body that she was “delighted to announce that our undergraduate commencement speaker,” and noted that Haberman graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Sarah Lawrence in 1996.
The New York Post hired Haberman after graduation, where she wrote stories on New York’s City Hall. She won a Pulitzer Prize in 2018 for her coverage of the Trump administration. She shared the Prize with coworkers at the New York Times and the Washington Post. Haberman covers the White House for the New York Times, contributes to Politico, and is a political analyst for CNN. Her career in journalism has earned her “the fear of [New York]’s politicians and the respect of her peers,” according to Politico magazine.
Haberman is mainly known for her articles in the New York Times, which cover developments in the Trump investigation, shake-ups in the administration, and contributions to long-form investigative pieces on the President. She also frequently appears on news shows and has a prolific Twitter presence.
Haberman will address seniors at Commencement on Friday, May 24.
Jerry O’Mahony ‘19