April 17 rail

Lissandra Villa

Christine Romans, of CNN, has been announced as the Spring 2013 undergraduate commencement speaker. The university undergraduate ceremony will be on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. in Hilton Coliseum. Romans is a 1993 graduate of Iowa State. She is currently an anchor and host for CNN’s “Your Bottom Line.” Focusing on financial news, Romans covers both domestic as well as international stories. Romans has previously done other coverage, ranging from the September 11 attacks to Hurricane Rita in 2005. She has also written two books, called “How to Speak Money” and “Smart is the New Rich.”

According to CNN’s website, she is also known for her segments, “Roman’s Numeral,” in which she analyzes stories for the audience, informing viewers on how the information will directly impact them. Thew website also states that she was an Emmy recipient in 2004.