Tune in to a Livestream of Commencement speaker Katy Tur's address to UC Santa Barbara Humanities and Fine Arts Graduates, at 9 am PT, Sunday, June 17:


Photo courtesy of NBC.

Photo courtesy of NBC.

Katy Tur is an NBC News Correspondent and anchor of “MSNBC Live.” A dogged journalist, Tur emerged as a breakout broadcaster in 2016 while covering the entirety of the Trump campaign across all platforms for NBC News and MSNBC. A native of Los Angeles, she graduated from UC Santa Barbara in 2005 with a major in Philosophy, which she has said prepared her better than anything for her career. "It allows me to ask questions, and that is what I do every day," she said.

In September 2017, Tur released “Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History,” which debuted on the New York Times Bestseller List.

Tur is known for her resolute reporting style and for her determination to chase the facts. She has also earned a reputation for holding government officials accountable for their statements, accusations, and actions. She is the recipient of a 2017 Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism

In her 18 months covering the 2016 presidential election, Tur conducted multiple in-depth interviews with then-candidate Donald Trump from his campaign headquarters. While on the road, she set foot in over 40 states and logged nearly 4,000 live television appearances.

UC Santa Barbara's Division of Humanities and Fine Arts is thrilled to welcome Katy Tur back to campus to hear her message to the graduates of 2018. Join us online. 


Top photo courtesy of PBS.