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Local television news anchor to speak at Georgia Gwinnett College graduation

Karyn Greer

Karyn Greer

LAWRENCEVILLE — An Emmy award-winning local television news anchor will speak to Georgia Gwinnett College graduates later this month.

Karyn Greer, a morning news anchor for 11Alive News, will be the featured speaker at Georgia Gwinnett College’s spring graduation at 10 a.m. on May 15 on the main campus lawn.

A native of Chicago, Ill., Greer earned a Bachelor’s degree in liberal arts from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She started her broadcast career as a chyron operator and technical director at WCIA TV-3 in Champaign, Ill. and later was a reporter at WCID TV-15 in Champaign and then at WCSC TV-5 in Charleston, S.C.

In 1989, Greer moved to Atlanta where she anchored and reported for the newly-formed WGNX, now WGCL TV-46. In 1999, she joined the news team at 11Alive/WXIA TV-11, Atlanta’s NBC affiliate.

Greer is active in the community in the fight against breast cancer.

She’s also a past president of the Atlanta Press Club and currently serves on the Board of Governors for the National Academy of Television, Arts & Sciences.

Greer received the Revlon Kizzy award for outstanding achievement from Black Enterprise Magazine, and in 2008 was named one of Atlanta’s 100 Women of Influence by the Atlanta Business League. Last year, she was recognized as a female powerhouse in the 2010 edition of Who’s Who in Black Atlanta.

Greer and her husband, Tony, have two sons, Kyle and Tyler.