Journalist Nina Totenberg to deliver keynote address at MBA's 2007 Annual Conference

Issue September 2006 By Kate O'Toole

National Public Radio's legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg will deliver the keynote address at the March 2 Annual Dinner at the Massachusetts Bar Association's Annual Conference 2007. The dinner serves as the pinnacle of the March 2 event at the Marriott Copley Hotel in Boston.

Totenberg has been a reporter for National Public Radio for over 30 years, and her reports frequently run on NPR's All Things Considered, Morning Edition and Weekend Edition. She is well known for her 1991 breaking report about Anita Hill's allegations of sexual harassment by Judge Clarence Thomas, a news story that forced the Senate to reopen Thomas' confirmation hearings.

During her career at NPR, she has received numerous journalism awards and several honorary degrees, and has been recognized by the American Bar Association eight times for her excellence in reporting. Totenberg has been a contributor to New York Times Magazine, New York Magazine, Christian Science Monitor and Harvard Law Review. She is the only radio journalist who has ever won the National Press Foundation award for Broadcaster of the Year.

"Ms. Totenberg has a breadth of knowledge and experience in legal reporting which is unparalleled nationally," said MBA President Mark D. Mason. "We are thrilled to have her as our Annual Conference speaker."

The Annual Dinner will be held on Friday, March 2. The theme of the conference is "United in the Law."