Antonio Mora, a prominent Hispanic journalist who is a two-time winner of the Peabody Award, will present this year’s McGill Lecture Oct. 22 at 4 p.m. in Room 250 of the Miller Learning Center.
Mora, host of Consider This on Al Jazeera America, will speak about “Troubled Times in Television News.” The lecture, sponsored by the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, is open free to the public.
Mora joined Al Jazeera America in 2013 after the Qatar-based Al Jazeera Media Network acquired Al Gore’s Current TV. Produced in New York, Consider This is a current affairs program dedicated to interviews with newsmakers and panel discussions on issues important to American viewers.
Best-known nationally for his four years as the news anchor, senior correspondent and regular substitute host for Good Morning America, Mora reported for virtually all of ABC News’ broadcasts, including Nightline and 20/20, covering news from more than a dozen countries on four continents.
Mora has been recognized for excellence throughout his career, receiving awards for reporting, anchoring, breaking news, interviewing and commentary. In addition to his Peabody Awards, his honors include a national Edward R. Murrow Award, three national Emmy Awards, nine local Emmy Awards and a Silver Dome.
Born in Cuba and fluent in Spanish, Mora is one of the only Hispanic men to anchor a regularly scheduled national broadcast news show. He is a former officer of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and was named one of the country’s “100 Most Influential Hispanics” by Hispanic Business magazine.
For more than three decades, the McGill Lecture has brought significant figures in journalism to UGA to honor Ralph McGill’s courage as an editor.
Established in 1978, this UGA annual lecture series addresses major issues impacting American journalism. The McGill Lecture is funded by the McGill Endowment Fund.