Commencement Speakers

May 2015 Commencement Speaker

Baccalaureate Ceremony

Kim Lemon, WGAL News Anchor

Kim Lemon
WGAL News Anchor

Kim Lemon has been an integral part of the award-winning News 8 team since 1979. She currently anchors News 8 at 5 p.m. and News 8 at 6 p.m.  She will be the spring commencement speaker for Millersville University.

She was born and raised in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and grew-up watching WGAL.

Kim graduated from Manheim Township High School and attended the Kenya Science Teachers' College in Nairobi. She earned a B.S. in Speech Communications and Theatre from Clarion University. Kim was named a Distinguished Alumni of Manheim Township High School in 2000.

Kim was hired by WGAL in 1979 to replace television pioneer Marijane Landis as the "Sunday Night Weather Girl." Nine months into her career as a reporter, she was asked to audition as the co-host for PM Magazine, a nationally syndicated show. She was hired, and as a young woman, traveled the world as WGAL's first PM Magazine co-host.

In 1985, she moved full-time into the news department as the 6 p.m. news anchor. She has been anchoring News 8 at 6 since 1985.

Kim was been awarded more than a dozen Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Achievement as a Host, and numerous Associated Press Awards.

The readers of Lancaster County Magazine have named her Best Local News Anchor for the past 26 consecutive years.

Kim has served as an adjunct professor at Elizabethtown College in the Department of Communications.

Kim works on year-long fundraising efforts for the Children's Miracle Network and sponsors the Spirit of the Hummingbird Program award for the Hershey Medical Center. She serves on the Board of Directors on the National MS Society and Aaron's Acres. Kim also founded the Susquehanna Valley Lewy Body Dementia Support Group.

Kim has two grown girls. Her husband, John MacIver, was diagnosed with early onset dementia. She is his caregiver and advocate.

Kim is an avid reader, cyclist and caretaker of a French Bulldog named Ramy.