Late-night comic Jimmy Kimmel to headline White House Correspondents' Association Dinner
WASHINGTON - The White House Correspondents’ Association is pleased to announce that Jimmy Kimmel, host of the ABC late-night talk show “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” will headline the WHCA's 98th annual dinner on Saturday, April 28, 2012.
"Jimmy's humor is sophisticated and edgy while appealing to a wide audience," said Caren Bohan, a Reuters journalist and president of the White House Correspondents' Association. "We are thrilled that Jimmy has accepted our invitation to be the featured comedian at our annual dinner."
The WHCA dinner is traditionally attended by the President and First Lady as well as many other senior government officials and members of the press corps. Proceeds from the dinner go toward scholarships and awards aimed at supporting aspiring journalists and recognizing excellence in the profession.
Only WHCA members and their organizations are eligible to purchase tickets for the annual dinner. Please visit the MEMBERSHIP PAGE of our site to review eligibility requirements.
2011 WHCA DINNER
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE'S SETH MEYERS TO HEADLINE ANNUAL WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENTS' ASSOCIATION DINNER
NEW YORK, NY -- December 8, 2010 - Seth Meyers, head writer and anchor of "Weekend Update" on NBC's Emmy Award-winning program "Saturday Night Live," will be the featured speaker at this year's annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner, which will be held Saturday, April 30, 2011 at the Washington DC Hilton.
Meyers, who hosted the 2010 ESPY Awards on ESPN this past July, is currently in his tenth season on "Saturday Night Live," his fifth season as head writer, and his fifth season as anchor of "Weekend Update."
A graduate of Northwestern University, he studied and performed at ImprovOlympic before moving on to the Boom Chicago Theater in Amsterdam, Holland.
"We're very excited. Seth is a very smart, very sharp, and very funny observer of the political scene, and we're looking forward to seeing him on April 30," said David Jackson of USA TODAY and president of the WHCA.
Access a Flash slideshow features three hundred images from the 2010 WHCA dinner. Whether you attended the dinner, received an award, or simply want to see who was there, this slideshow offers a good overview of the festivities.
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TELEVISED COVERAGE C-SPAN AND MSNBC televised this year's dinner.
C-Span coverage began at 8pm Eastern, and included the LIVE coverage of the pre-dinner program, guest arrival from the red carpet area, and LIVE coverage of the after-dinner program.
C-SPAN streaming video remains available in Flash and Real Video formats. DVDs of selected videos may be purchased online at CSPAN.ORG.
Journalists, politicians and celebrities gathered for the White House Correspondents' Association Annual Dinner. Michelle Obama presented youth scholarships and Brian Williams presented the White House Correspondents' Association Awards to journalists. President Obama gave humorous remarks focusing on the members of his administration and his first 100 days in office. He was followed by comedienne Wanda Sykes who made humorous observations about the Obama administration and the political climate in Washington.
SLIDESHOW - THE 2008 DINNER
This FLASH SLIDESHOW features hundreds of images from the 2008 WHCA dinner. Whether you attended the dinner, received an award, or simply want to see who was there and who they were with, this slideshow offers a good overview of the festivities. WATCH THE 2008 SLIDESHOW
THE 2008 DINNER VIDEO LINK
C-SPAN televised the 2008 WHCA event and is now hosting streaming video of the dinner on their web site in Flash and Real video formats.
At the annual dinner, the White House Correspondents’ Association presented awards to journalists. President Bush made humorous after-dinner remarks in his last speech to the organization. He also made a point of leading the band in playing “Stars and Stripes Forever." The President was followed by comedian Craig Ferguson who made humorous observations about life in the U.S. as a new citizen.
C-SPAN.ORG is hosting a VIDEO ARCHIVE of past WHCA dinners dating back to the 90s. Their coverage includes guests' arrivals, as well as the President's speech, awards presentations, scholarships, and entertainment.