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ESPN’s Zach Lowe Named 2024 GHS Commencement Speaker

ESPN’s Zach Lowe Named 2024 GHS Commencement Speaker

The administration and staff of Greenwich High School has announced that ESPN senior writer, Zach Lowe, will be the 2024 Commencement Speaker. Mr. Lowe is a proud GHS alum, Class of 1995. GHS Commencement is scheduled for 5:00 PM on Tuesday, June 18 at Cardinal Stadium.

“Zach Lowe is an accomplished journalist of national prominence, and to have him back at Greenwich High School to address the Class of 2024 will be exciting for our students and staff, especially those who taught him in our classrooms.” GHS Principal Ralph Mayo said. “Zach is a member of a proud Greenwich family, rich in educational tradition and service to our community.”

Mr. Lowe has served as a journalist for ESPN, the worldwide leader in sports, since 2012, covering the National Basketball Association. He regularly appears on national broadcasts as an NBA insider and senior writer and hosts The Lowe Post podcast. Before moving on to ESPN, Mr. Lowe covered the NBA for Sports Illustrated. Prior to his career in sports journalism, he covered the criminal justice system for the Stamford Advocate and American Lawyer magazine.

"This is a full circle moment for me,” Mr. Lowe said. “In good ways and bad ways, Greenwich High School was not an easy place for me as a teenager. It was huge. It could be scary. It challenged me. But I learned a lot about myself - who I was, what I liked, who I maybe wanted to be.

“I had great teachers who encouraged me to pursue my interests, read the news, and engage with the world,” Mr. Lowe added. “More than that, I am proud to be representing my parents, Joan and Terry, who devoted their personal and professional lives to GHS. My mother was a guidance counselor and then a social worker. My father was a math teacher and both the swimming and water polo coach. They both were GPS’ 1990 Distinguished Teacher Award winners and helped so many students along the way. This is really for them."

Following his four years at Greenwich HS, Mr. Lowe earned a Bachelor of Arts in History from Dartmouth College, and a Master of Arts in U.S. History from the College of William & Mary. He was studying for his Ph.D. before shifting into journalism, and earning an M.S. in the field from Columbia University. Mr. Lowe resides in his hometown of Greenwich with his wife, and are proud parents of a GPS student.