(All times Eastern)Ah, Nerd Prom. Hosted by “SNL” cast member Cecily Strong, the “White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner” (C-SPAN at 6?p.m. and CNN at 7) looks to take a few jabs at the media and President Obama, who always comes armed with a stand-up set of his own.Read full article >>
White House Correspondents' Dinner Entertainment, Ranked Edition Back in 1921, when the White House Correspondents' Association held its first dinner, Prohibition was on, and all 50 members of the new group were old white guys in tight-fitting suits. Show More Summary
Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste will be honoured at the annual White House Correspondent Association Dinner.
Christi Parsons, president of the White House Correspondents Association (WHCA), has spent a long time covering President Obama. Beginning as a White House correspondent for the Chicago Tribune in 2008, Parsons has covered three presidential elections and has repeatedly fought for a more transparent White House. Show More Summary
Two years ago, I was marvelling at how the White House Correspondents' Association’s annual event had ballooned from a dinner to an entire weekend. (“The gigantic ethics violation that was once called the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner, and is now known as White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner Weekend …”)... More »
Even Cecily Strong was shocked to learn that she’ll be hosting this year’s annual White House Correspondents’ Association (WHCA) dinner on Saturday. The SNL comedian first heard the news from her dad, and she didn’t believe him. She thought he was the one who had been invited. Show More Summary
“Fox & Friends” weekend anchor Tucker Carlson hasn’t been to the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner since 2006. He’s usually off hunting or fishing in far flung places. He won’t be going tomorrow night either. Why not? “I love the coziness of Washington…I love the fact you can get real information here. Show More Summary
Christi Parsons, the White House correspondent for Tribune Publishing, interviews Barack Obama in this file photo from 2007. (AP Photo/Lawrence Jackson) When President Obama looks out at Washington’s most celebrity-filled audience Saturday night,...Show More Summary
This is a highly-recommended new documentary: Nerd Prom. “A reporter quits his job covering the White House Correspondents’ Association’s annual dinner to lift the lid on what really goes on behind the scenes during the biggest week in the world’s [...]
In a Variety magazine profile piece published days before Cecily Strong takes to the podium to emcee the White House Correspondents Association dinner, the Saturday Night Live player Cecily Strong gushed that President Obama is "an amazingly funny guy" and "maybe our funniest president."
One of the regulars on the NBC late-night staple “Saturday Night Live” will become the first comedienne to perform at the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner since Wanda Sykes in 2009. The Los Angeles Times reports that Cecily Strong will...
NEW YORK -- The White House Correspondents' Association is seeking more “meaningful and consistent” access to the president, among other demands to increase day-to-day transparency, according to a draft of proposed principles and practices...Show More Summary
Amid a sense of increasing White House control over press coverage, the White House Correspondents’ Association has had enough. “It’s time for us to band together behind a comprehensive set of principles and practices we believe should...Show More Summary
WASHINGTON -- The nonprofit White House Correspondents Association spends more on its chief executive's salary than it does on program services, a new documentary reports. The film, "Nerd Prom: Inside Washington's Wildest Week," uses...Show More Summary
Want to make a bunch of top-flight White House reporters really mad? Here’s a handy how-to guide, courtesy of a tale involving the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, The Atlantic magazine, a vodka company, and an Obama impersonator. It began with an e-mail from a Grey Goose publicist, boasting that the brand would be sponsoring two social […]
With the annual White House Correspondents Association dinner nearly upon us, WHC Insider, the Washington-based website that is all things WHCA, has launched a podcast series. The goal of Washington Insider, as it’s called, is “to show...Show More Summary
WASHINGTON -- What's the most important thing that happens at the annual White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner? Ask the people in charge, and they'll probably tell you it's the scholarships given to promising college students with money raised from the event. Show More Summary
Marianna Sotomayor (Photo Credit: Rob Stewart/GW Today) The George Washington University announced on Tuesday that it will be teaming up with the White House Correspondents Association for a new scholarship, according to a press release. \"As...Show More Summary
The annual White House Correspondents’ Association dinner is typically dominated by a guest list full of traditional Hollywood and media celebrities. But on April 25, 2015, several YouTube and digital stars like Bethany Mota and Nash...Show More Summary
By now, everyone knows that the annual White House Correspondents’ Association dinner means an invasion of celebrities of every list from A to D (is there even an E list? An F?). Since the imported glitterati first wormed their way into the Washington tradition, there have been moments when movie stars dominated and others when reality-TV […]