CBS TV News anchor Maurice DuBois will be the keynote speaker at the Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast in Poughkeepsie on January 19th at the Mid Hudson Civic Center.

This is the 27th year for the MLK Breakfast and DuBois will be an interesting and inspiring speaker. According to CBS New York, DuBois is a Long Island native who has traveled to world covering news. DuBois has won 5 Emmy Awards, but that's not all.

He’s also won honors from The Associated Press, The New York State Broadcasters Association, and The New York Association of Black Journalists, which recognized him as a Trailblazer.

One of the best broadcasters in New York, DuBois is one of those rare newscasters who knows how to deliver the serious story and at the same time, project his own personality and friendly nature. This is a guy who totally gets what people want from the news and he delivers every day.

No doubt Mr. DuBois will give an insightful speech, but will he address his battle with Bell's Palsy? The newscaster was sidelined in 2016 for much of the year and he was not afraid to let viewers in on his road to recovery.


Poughkeepsie High School seniors Hope Tangunu and Ayo Opuiyo will be honored at the event, along with DC Sheriff Anderson and Marist President Dennis Murray. The MLK Breakfast is January 19th at the MHCC.  For more info, contact the Catherine Street Center at 845-473-2272.