Broadcast journalist Ray Suarez will speak about suburban migration in April 17 lecture at Syracuse University
Broadcast journalist Ray Suarez will speak about suburban migration in April 17 lecture at Syracuse UniversityApril 13, 2001Cynthia J. Moritzcjmoritz@syr.edu
Broadcast journalist Ray Suarez, a correspondent on PBS’ “NewsHour with Jim Lehrer,” will speak at Syracuse University about his book “The Old Neighborhood: What We Lost in the Great Suburban Migration: 1966-1999” from 3 to 4:30 p.m. April 17 in the Public Events Room, Room 220 of Eggers Hall. Suarez will sign books before and after his address. Books will be for sale at the event. The event is sponsored by the Maxwell Dean’s Office, the public administration department, the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and the Fair Housing Council of CNY. Suarez has 25 years of experience in the news business. He joined “NewsHour” in October 1999 as a Washington-based senior correspondent responsible for conducting newsmaker interviews, leading studio discussions and debates, reporting from the field, and serving as a backup anchor. He came to “NewsHour” from National Public Radio, where he had been host of the nationwide call-in news program “Talk of the Nation” since 1993. Prior to that, he spent seven years covering local, national and international stories for NBC affiliate WMAQ-TV in Chicago. Suarez has contributed to several other books, including “Totally Brooklyn” (Workman, 2001), “Saving America’s Treasures” (National Geographic, 2000), “Las Christmas: Favorite Latino Authors Share Their Holiday Memories” (Knopf, 1998) and “About Men” (Poseidon, 1986). His essays and criticism have been published in The News York Times, The Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune and the Baltimore Sun, among other publications. Suarez shared in NPR’s 1993-94 and 1994-95 duPont-Columbia Silver Baton Awards for on-site coverage of the first all-race elections in South Africa and the first 100 days of the 104th Congress, respectively. He is the recipient of the 1996 Ruben Salazar Award from the National Council of La Raza, Current History Magazine’s 1995 Global Awareness Award and a Chicago Emmy Award.