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Baltimore News Anchor, Jessica Kartalija, to Deliver Keynote Address at Stevenson University’s 65th Commencement Ceremonies, May 17

March 26, 2018 3:00 PM

Stevenson University has announced that local Baltimore news anchor, Jessica Kartalija, will be the keynote speaker at the University’s 65th Commencement Ceremonies, Thursday, May 17, 2018.

Kartalija is widely recognized as the 12:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. news anchor on WJZ-TV CBS Baltimore while simultaneously running JKMedia, specializing in executive coaching and media training.

With more than two decades of experience in news, media and communication, Kartalija has also worked for news stations in New Mexico and Arizona, where she won first place for hard news coverage by the Associated Press.

Kartalija graduated from The Pennsylvania State University and earned her Master's degree in Communications and Media Studies from Johns Hopkins University. She was named one of The Daily Record’s 40 Under 40 Leading Women and a Baltimore Rising Star from the Living Classrooms Foundation. Jessica is a member of the American News Women’s Club and National Press Club.

Stevenson will hold two commencement ceremonies May 17 at its Greenspring Campus, 1525 Greenspring Valley Road, Stevenson, MD 21153. Graduates from the School of Design, the School of Education, and the School of Humanities and Social Sciences receive their diplomas at 10 a.m., and the Brown School of Business and Leadership, Berman School of Nursing and Health Professions, and Fine School of the Sciences receive their diplomas at the 3 p.m. ceremony. For more information, visit The commencement can be viewed at

Stevenson University, known for its distinctive career focus, is the third-largest independent university in Maryland with more than 4,100 students pursuing bachelor’s, master’s, and adult bachelor’s programs at locations in Stevenson and Owings Mills.