INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana University alumnus and Kokomo-area native Tavis Smiley is set to get a star on Hollywood’s acclaimed Walk of Fame.
The university announced Tuesday that the late-night talk show host will be given a star April 24. Jay Leno and Larry King are set to speak during the ceremony.
Smiley graduated from Maconaquah High School near Kokomo and went on to graduate with a degree from IU’s Bloomington campus.
He is the host of his own late-night television show on PBS and “The Tavis Smiley Show” on Public Radio International.
The broadcaster also has published several books, including the New York Times best seller “What I Know for Sure: My Story of Growing Up in America.”