Distinguished Speaker Series Returns

By SARAH SHMERLING | Editor-in-Chief

Kicking off in November 2018 and taking a break for December, the Distinguished Speaker Series of Southern California, attended by many Palisadians, returns with four appearances by Chris Wallace on January 13 through 16.

“Now in its 23rd season, the series continues by offering you the opportunity to share in an incredible event that you will remember for a lifetime,” the website reads.

Wallace, an award-winning veteran journalist, is currently the host of FOX News Sunday.

“Political speaker Chris Wallace has established himself as a reliable media presence, an incisive interviewer, and a leading authority on presidential history and election politics,” the series’ website reads. “He has been called an ‘equal opportunity inquisitor’ by The Boston Globe, ‘sharp-edged’ and ‘solid’ by The Washington Post, and quite simply, ‘one of the best journalists of his generation,’ by American historian Michael Beschloss.”

Wallace has been with FOX for 15 years, participating in coverage of major political events and securing interviews with dignitaries and U.S. leaders—including becoming the first journalist from FOX News to moderate a general election presidential debate in 2016.

He has won three Emmy Awards, as well as the Dupont-Columbia Silver Baton Award.

Each year, the series highlights world leaders, Pulitzer Prize winners, best-selling authors, explorers and celebrated personalities.

Wallace will speak at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills on Sunday, January 13, followed by the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza and Pasadena Ambassador Auditorium.

Other speakers scheduled for the 2018-19 series are James Comey, Jon Meacham, Alan Alda and Paul Nicklen.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit speakersla.com.