Fifty-Seventh Commencement Keynote Speaker Errol Louis
POLITICAL ANCHOR, SPECTRUM NEWS NY1 COLUMNIST, NEW YORK MAGAZINE
Recently ranked #41 on City & State’s “2022 New York City Power 100” list, Errol Louis is the political anchor of Spectrum News NY1, where he hosts “Inside City Hall,” a nightly primetime show about New York City politics featuring interviews with top political and cultural leaders. In 2021, he joined New York magazine, where he writes a weekly column for the magazine and Intelligencer , its news and politics site. He is also a political commentator on CNN.
Prior to joining Spectrum News NY1, he was a Daily News opinion journalist from 2004 to 2010, writing a regular column and serving on the paper’s editorial board. He also hosted a weekday talk show on AM1600 WWRL, where he was twice named one of the “Heavy 100” top talk show hosts in America by Talkers Magazine . Louis has moderated more than two dozen debates between candidates for mayor, public advocate, city and state comptroller, state attorney general and U.S. Senate. In 2016, he was a questioner in the final presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.
He is an adjunct professor of urban reporting at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY, where he has taught political and investigative reporting for more than a decade.
A graduate of New Rochelle High School, Louis attended Harvard College, where he graduated with a B.A. in government. He also earned an M.A. in political science from Yale University and a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School.
Louis lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Juanita Scarlett, and their son.