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Chuck Scarborough, WNBC-TV New York's lead anchor, was inducted into the University of Southern Mississippi's Mass Communication and Journalism Hall of Fame on Thursday. A luncheon was held in honor of his career in journalism. He graduated from USM in 1969.

Scarborough graduated from Southern Miss in 1969. While still in school, he worked for WDAM-TV. Alumnus David Sheffield, film and television writer and 2008 inductee into the school's hall of fame, delivered the luncheon's keynote address. Sheffield is a veteran Hollywood screenwriter, and graduated from USM in 1972.

The men were colleagues at WDAM, and later at NBC, New York. Scarborough at WNBC, and Sheffield at SNL.

"It's such an honor to join other people here who have been inducted into the Hall of Fame," Scarborough said.

"My old friend Dave Sheffield, who's already a member of the Hall of Fame is here, so I feel honored and humbled to be invited to come here and join such a lustrous group."

Other USM Hall of Fame inductees include Sally-Ann Roberts, who also attended Thursday's luncheon. Roberts, who co-anchors the highest rated local morning news program in Louisiana, was inducted last year.