David Muir will give the spring 2018 commencement speech, the University of Wisconsin announced Wednesday.
According to a UW press release, Muir is an Emmy-winning journalist, the host of ABC’s 20/20 and has reported on various events around the world.
Known as a “tough and principled” reporter, Muir has interviewed President Donald Trump, Pope Francis and Hillary Clinton.
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The press release reported senior class officers chose Muir because his insights go beyond the classroom and embody the Wisconsin Idea.
“We are so excited that David Muir will be delivering the keynote address to our graduating class,” Senior Class President Ariela Rivkin said. “[Muir] uses his influence as one of the most recognized and celebrated journalists around the world to share news, messages, lessons and insights far beyond the boundaries of his newsroom, his state and even his country. Because he and his work embody the Wisconsin Idea, he has a profound message to share with every Badger.”