MSS speakers 2013-14

Out CNN anchor Anderson Cooper is among the journalists who will appear at The University of Texas at Arlington this year for its 2013-14 Maverick Speakers Series.

The series includes one print and three broadcast journalists and the founder of ESPN.

Cooper appears on campus on Nov. 11. He began his career with Channel One News before moving to ABC and then CNN where he has hosted Anderson Cooper 360 since 2003. He has won several Emmys, a Peabody and two GLAAD Media awards.

The series opens with Jose Vargas, who’s openly gay,  on Sept. 24, who will speak about immigration rights. After winning a Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the Virginia Tech massacre in 2007, he revealed his undocumented immigration status.

On Oct. 24, Bill Rasmussen talks about founding ESPN in 1978.

Sanjay Gupta, CNN medical correspondent, speaks on Medicine and the Media on March 18.

NPR legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg, known for her concise and clear Supreme Court argument and decision summaries, closes out the series on April 8.