TV host, Hartsville native Leeza Gibbons delivers Buchheit lecture

  • Posted: Monday, December 2, 2013 10:30 a.m.

COLUMBIA — University of South Carolina broadcast journalism alumna and Hartsville native Leeza Gibbons is returning to campus to deliver the annual Buchheit Family Lecture.

Gibbons is speaking at 7 p.m. Monday in the Law School Auditorium on the Columbia campus. Her speech is free and open to the public.

Gibbons is the former host of “Entertainment Tonight” and “Leeza.” She now hosts the syndicated TV magazine show “America Now” and weekly TV news show “My Generation” on PBS.

Gibbons created the Leeza Gibbons Memory Foundation and other organizations to support patients and caregivers touched by Alzheimer’s disease.

The lecture series honors the late Phil Buchheit, the former publisher of the Spartanburg Herald-Journal. The series is sponsored by the Buchheit Family Endowment and provides scholarships to the university’s School of Journalism and Mass Communications.

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