A Newton High School graduate will be coming home — television news anchor Jeremy Hubbard will serve as emcee the Newton Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual banquet on Sept. 13.

Hubbard is an anchor and reporter at KDVR and KWGN in Denver, after working as a national news anchor and correspondent at ABC News in New York from 2007 to 2011. He was co-anchor of ABC’s national early-morning newscasts, “World News Now” and “America This Morning,” and reported for “Good Morning America,” “World News with Diane Sawyer”?and “Nightline,” traveling across the country to cover breaking news, severe weather, the?economy, politics and features for the network.

Prior to his New York assignment, Hubbard was a Chicago-based correspondent for ABC News.?His first assignment for ABC was the 2007 Greensburg tornado. Other big stories he covered for the network included the 2008 presidential election, the 2007 collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis, and the 2011 tornado outbreak that ripped through St. Louis, damaging that city’s?airport and leveling nearby neighborhoods.

In 2011, Hubbard decided to cut back on the demanding travel and hectic schedule of network news reporting, and returned with his family to Colorado, where he had previously worked at KDVR.

He is a 1991 graduate of Newton High School. In 2009, he was a recipient of the NHS Alumni Lifetime Achievement Award. He is also a graduate of Wichita State University, and next month he will be honored as the 2012 Wichita State University Elliott School of Communication Outstanding Alumni recipient. He began his television career at KWCH Channel 12 in Wichita.

The Chamber’s annual banquet is the organization's premier event of the year and includes a review of the accomplishments of the preceding year and goals for the coming year, which for the Chamber begins in September. Keynote speaker will be Jim Stegall, executive vice president for managed properties for KemperSports, who will speak on the sales, marketing and management principles that have made KemperSports successful.