Biden, a distinguished alumnus of Syracuse University Law School, to honor fellow alumna, the late Robin Toner ’76 of The New York Times
Vice President Joe Biden L’68 will be the keynote speaker at the award celebration for the Toner Prize for Excellence in Political Reporting on March 24 in Washington, D.C.
The Toner Prize, sponsored by the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, honors the life and work of the late Robin Toner ’76, the first woman to be national political correspondent for The New York Times. Toner and Biden are both alumni of Syracuse University.
“It is a special pleasure to have the Vice President as our speaker—one outstanding alumnus honoring another,” said Newhouse Dean Lorraine Branham. Toner was an alumna of the Newhouse School, which administers the Toner Prize. “It’s testimony to Robin’s professionalism to have Vice President Biden help celebrate the type of excellent political reporting that she exemplified.”