Bob Woodward to speak at Loyola University commencement _lowres

**FILE** Bob Woodward appears before speaking with Carl Bernstein in this Monday Dec. 5, 2005 file photo, at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. Former White House chief of staff Andrew Card twice sought to persuade President Bush to fire Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, the second time with the support of first lady Laura Bush, Woodward writes in a new book on the Bush administration's Iraq war policy. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

Bob Woodward, the Washington Post reporter and editor who helped break the Watergate scandal in the 1970s and continues to chronicle the modern American presidency in best-selling books, will deliver the commencement address this year at Loyola University.

The school announced Friday that Woodward will address the class of 2015 on May 9 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

He will receive an honorary degree along with Angela Hill, the former longtime WWL-TV anchor; former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue; and philanthropist Phyllis M. Taylor, president of the Patrick F. Taylor Foundation.