The Stanwich School is pleased to announce that CBS television news producer Draggan Mihailovich has accepted the school’s invitation to serve as keynote speaker at the school’s second annual commencement ceremony on May 28, 2015.
All members of The Stanwich School class of 2015 have been accepted to 4-year colleges or universities.
A Stanwich School parent who was invited by the class of 2015 to speak, Mr. Mihailovich is a widely recognized producer and writer, having worked as a producer for the CBS News program “60 Minutes” for 17 years.
Mr. Mihailovich has won 11 Emmy Awards during his time at “60 Minutes” and CBS Sports, where he worked previously as the Chief Olympic Researcher and the Senior Feature Producer, Olympics.
One of Mr. Mihailovich’s Emmy Awards was for a feature on Louis Zamperini that aired during the 1998 Nagano Olympics. That 35-minute story became the inspiration for Laura Hillenbrand’s best-selling book, “Unbroken.”
Getting his start in the network television business at the 1984 Sarajevo Olympics in Yugoslavia with ABC Sports, Mr. Mihailovich worked six Olympics for ABC and CBS. A native of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Mr. Mihailovich received a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from the University of North Carolina.
During his four years at UNC, Mr. Mihailovich covered the North Carolina football and basketball teams, which featured Michael Jordan, for the Tar Heel Sports Network as a color analyst.