New York Times-bestselling author, political reporter, and this year’s Commencement speaker Gabriel Sherman ’97 received this year’s Distinguished Alumni Award, which honors an alum who has displayed outstanding leadership and/or service in their community or professional field.
Mr. Sherman is a special correspondent for Vanity Fair who covers the intersection of media and politics, with particular interest in documenting how large, complex institutions work. He has also served as national affairs editor at New York Magazine and is a regular contributor to NBC News and MSNBC. In 2014, he published the 2014 New York Times bestseller “The Loudest Voice in the Room,” which chronicles the rise of Fox News and its chairman and CEO Roger Ailes. That book was adapted into the Showtime series The Loudest Voice starring Russell Crowe, who won a Golden Globe Best Actor award for his portrayal of Ailes. Last year, Mr. Sherman was a writer and producer on the ABC primetime drama Alaska Daily starring Hilary Swank.
Mr. Sherman’s accomplishments as a professional journalist and author are as impressive as they are numerous, and we were incredibly fortunate to have him address our graduating seniors at Commencement.
“We were so excited to have Gabe Sherman returning to Holderness to share his story and to help us celebrate the Class of 2023,” said Head of School John McVeigh. “Gabe is an accomplished author and writer, and our community was eager to hear his voice and learn how Holderness played a part in his journey."