Journalist Ray Suarez to Visit Campus

March 7, 2017

The Wesley-Royce Leadership Colloquium for Berkeley students invites key national and international leaders to speak. Each year the seminary offers a Lunch and Lecture for invited guests. Please join us as part of this exciting visit from veteran journalist Ray Suarez on Monday, April 24th. Ray will speak on his recent book, The Holy Vote (2007), with time for discussion and questions following his presentation. For details and to receive an invitation, please contact Kira Wishart (

Mr. Suarez is a Christian, an Episcopalian and an American broadcast journalist with a more than 30-year career in the news business. Former host of Inside Story on Al Jazeera America. Suarez joined the PBS NewsHour in 1999 and senior correspondent for the evening news program on the PBS television network until 2013. Suarez hosted the international news and analysis public radio program America Abroad from Public Radio International and the National Public Radio program Talk of the Nation from 1993-1999.

Suarez is the author of the critically acclaimed Latino Americans, the companion book to the PBS documentary series of the same name, published in September 2013.  In 2010 he was inducted into the National Association of Hispanic Journalists Hall of Fame.

He earned a B.A. in African history from New York University and an M.A. in the social sciences from the University of Chicago and has been awarded more than a dozen honorary degrees. A native of Brooklyn, Suarez lives in Washington, D.C., where he is an active member St. Columba’s Episcopal Church.