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Former CNN correspondent to speak at UTC

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) - Dan Lothian, a former CNN correspondent and Tennessee Temple University graduate is returning to Chattanooga. Lothian will begin a two-year series of guest lectures at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga for the Department of Communication.

Lothian will present “The Obama administration and transparency and Dan Lothian's life story” on Monday, September 22, at at the UTC University Center Auditorium. He will return for subsequent campus visits and speak to classes on November 12-13; January 13-14; March 17-18, and on April 7, Lothian will be joined by a panel of eminent journalists from around the country. 

“It's a wonderful opportunity for UTC students and communication students to learn from one of the brightest stars in broadcast journalism. We are more than thrilled he will be here,” said Dr. Betsy Alderman, Professor and Head of the UTC Communication Department. 

Lothian started out as a general assignment reporter for one of the local television stations here in Chattanooga and began at CNN in June 2003 covering a wide range of issues. He was a key member of CNN's Peabody Award-winning “best political team on television.” He covered the 2004, 2008, and 2012 presidential races. Lothian's accolades include National Headliner, Peabody, Associated Press, James Beard, Religion Newswriters Association and National Association of Black Journalists awards. He also received two national Emmy nominations..

For more information, please call Dr. Betsy Alderman, 423-425-5278, or email Betsy-Alderman@utc.edu
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