NEW YORK, April 24, 2012 – Journalist and educator Greg David has been selected to be the keynote speaker for the NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies (NYU-SCPS) graduate and undergraduate Convocation ceremonies, which will take place on May 14.
David served as editor and editorial director of Crain’s New York Business over a 25-year period, later assuming the position of director of the business and economics reporting program at the Graduate School of Journalism of the City University of New York. He continues to write a weekly print column and a daily blog, “Greg David on New York,” for Crain’s. In addition, he makes frequent guest appearances on WCBS Newsradio 880, WNYC's "Financial 411," WNBC-TV and other media outlets. He has won numerous awards, as an individual and as a team member, for his reporting and editing during his highly successful 42-year career in journalism.
His new book, “Modern New York: The Life and Economics of a City” (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012), is an economic history of New York City that explores its financial ups and downs over the last half century, and delineates how Wall Street and the policies of the City’s former and current mayors have played key roles in its development.
“We are delighted to have Greg David as our Convocation speaker. His research and insights about New York City will have special significance for our graduates. They will appreciate the quality of his work, and will enjoy the way in which they can relate his deep understanding of this city to the NYU-SCPS fields of study,” commented Bjorn Hanson, NYU-SCPS Interim Co-Dean; and Divisional Dean, Clinical Professor and HVS Chair of the Preston Robert Tisch Center for Hospitality, Tourism and Sports Management.
“Greg David’s award-winning journalism has provided a revelatory view of this great City in which we learn, live and work,”, said NYU-SCPS Interim Co-Dean and Vice Dean Dennis Di Lorenzo. “Much like NYU-SCPS, he is truly ‘in and of the City.’”
The 2012 NYU-SCPS Convocation will take place on Monday, May 14 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel. A total of 1,153 students will be awarded degrees or certificates, including 783 master’s degrees, 45 graduate certificates, 292 bachelor’s degrees and 33 associate’s degrees.