Michele Norris. Photo by William B. Plowman, via AP

Minneapolis native and journalist Michele Norris will be in conversation with former first lady Michelle Obama next week when Obama brings her traveling book tour / road show to the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.

Norris was announced today as the moderator for the St. Paul leg of the tour. Other moderators for upcoming stops include Conan O'Brien in Milwaukee, Jimmy Kimmel in Tacoma, Wash., and Stephen Colbert in London.
 
Norris, who worked at the Minnesota Daily when she attended the University of Minnesota, is a former host of "All Things Considered" on National Public Radio and is the author of the memoir, "The Grace of Silence." 
 
She has won many awards for her journalism, including Emmy, Peabody, Livingston Associated Press and DuPont awards.
 
Obama started the second leg of her book tour for her best-selling memoir, "Becoming," in February in Phoenix. The tour will move to Europe in April and will conclude in Nashville in May. Tickets for the St. Paul event are mostly sold out, though there are a few floor tickets left. Check the Xcel Energy Center website for more information.
 
 

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