- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 9, 2014

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) - Indiana University graduate and Kokomo-area native Tavis Smiley is set to get a star on Hollywood’s acclaimed Walk of Fame.

The university says 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.”