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The University of San Francisco’s Silk Speaker Series Welcomes Robin Roberts of “Good Morning America” on March 9 

SAN FRANCISCO (March 1, 2023) – The Silk Speaker Series at the University of San Francisco (USF) will welcome Robin Roberts, co-anchor of ABC’s “Good Morning America”, for an in-person and virtual event moderated by Olympic gold medalist Jennifer Azzi on Thursday, March 9 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. The event is open to the public (registration is required).

A versatile co-anchor of America’s top-rated morning news program, Roberts has more than 30 years of experience as a producer, reporter and anchor in radio and television. In addition to her role at ABC, Roberts previously hosted ESPN’s “SportsCenter”, contributed to “NFL Primetime”, and is a member of the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame.

Funded by a transformational gift to USF by investment expert Jeff Silk ’87 and his wife, Naomi, the Silk Speaker Series at the University of San Francisco brings international thought leaders in business, finance and global issues to USF students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends of the university. Now in its seventh year, the Silk Speaker Series has featured speakers including NBA star Stephen Curry and Head Coach Steve Kerr of the Golden State Warriors, soccer champion and equality activist Megan Rapinoe, tennis legend and equality champion Billie Jean King, 66th Secretary of State Dr. Condoleezza Rice, NBA great Earvin “Magic” Johnson Jr., and Former Chair of the Federal Reserve and recently appointed United States Treasury Secretary Dr. Janet L. Yellen.

Event Details:
Thursday, March 9, 2023 - 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

In-person and online. Registration is required.
War Memorial Gym at the Sobrato Center on the University of San Francisco campus
2335 Golden Gate Ave., San Francisco, CA 94118


Journalists interested in attending the event should contact Kellie Samson at

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