Toya Washington’s commencement address to SJMC Class of 2016

Let me start by saying…while I read and write for a living, public speaking –in this format– isn’t my thing.  I write and tell other people’s stories…they as subject guide where they go — and where you, as a news consumer, will hopefully follow.  While I often emcee events, they’re scripts provided to me and I make appropriate adjustments, add my own flair, vamp and joke when appropriate. When I anchor the news…while we have thousands watching us from their homes, I’m in a studio with typically only about 4 other people…not addressing a room full of people…with eyes looking back at me. That being said, we’ll give this a go and see if I should solely stick to news writing.

Read the entire commencement address!