The next White House Correspondents' Dinner will take place on May 3, 2014.
WASHINGTON - The White House Correspondents' Association℠ is pleased to announce that Joel McHale, star of the
NBC series Community, will be the entertainer at the association's Centennial dinner on Saturday, May 3, 2014.
"We’re thrilled that Joel will headline the dinner when we celebrate our centennial," said WHCA President Steven Thomma. "
He's sharp, funny, and just the type of comic who can navigate the unique challenge of our dinner, making fun of Democrats, Republicans and especially the news media. Washington can use a little good-natured ribbing."
McHale is a star of the NBC series Community, now in its 5th season. He also satirizes pop culture and current events as the host of E!’s The Soup. He’s appeared in movies as well, and recently finished work on the forthcoming thriller Deliver Us From Evil produced by Jerry Bruckheimer.
Founded in 1914 to represent the White House press corps, the association marks its centennial this year. It works to maintain independent news media coverage of the president, advocating for access, handling logistics for pools of reporters who stay close to the president and those who travel with him, and providing scholarships to journalism students.
The annual 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 for aspiring journalists and awards 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.
Proceeds from the White House Correspondents’ Association annual dinner go toward scholarships and awards that recognize aspiring and accomplished journalists. Auctions and raffles of WHCA℠ dinner tickets designed to raise money for other organizations or for commercial purposes are against the policy of the WHCA℠.
This slideshow features hundreds of images from the 2013 WHCA℠ dinner by Daniel P. Swartz. Whether you attended the dinner, received an award or scholarship, or simply would like to see who was there, this slideshow offers a good overview of the festivities. Click the link above to go to the slideshow page, where you can launch the program or review selected images. This slideshow requires Flash, but a mobile version is available for smartphone access.
C-SPAN's coverage included celebrity arrivals, the awards presentations, scholarships, and the after dinner speeches. Coverage begins about 6:30 Eastern and will run until about 11:15 pm.
Proceeds from the White House Correspondents’ Association℠ annual dinner go toward scholarships and awards that recognize aspiring and accomplished journalists.
Auctions and raffles of WHCA℠ dinner tickets designed to raise money for other organizations or for commercial purposes are against the policy 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.