Pete Hamill, well known journalist and author, received an Honorary Doctor of Letters Degree from St. John’s University. Hamill is best known to members of the National Society of Newspaper columnists as the winner of the NSNC Ernie Pyle Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005, which was presented at the annual conference in Grapevine, Texas. Hamill is a Writer in Residence at New York University and has a career that has endured for more than 40 years.
Beginning in 1960, Hamill’s journalism career and love affair with New York took stock. Starting as a street reporter, he has covered wars in Vietnam, Nicaragua, Lebanon and Northern Ireland, political campaigns, World Series games and championship fights. He has also authored 22 books and served as former editor-in-chief of both the New York Post and the New York Daily News.
Dr. Hamill also served as Commencement Speaker at St. John’s for the Class of 2010. St. John’s is one of America’s leading Catholic universities – recognized for its superb academic programs. It has three campuses in New York, offering students a high-quality private education.
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