White House Correspondents' Association™ OFFICERS AND BOARD
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Consistent with the First Amendment, the White House Correspondents' Association℠ stands for inclusiveness in the credentialing process so that the White House remains accessible to all journalists. We hope that individual episodes do not obscure the broader principles of a fair and evenhanded credentialing process that serves the goal of free and full exchange of information.
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Carol Lee has covered the White House since 2008. She has been White House Correspondent for The Wall Street Journal since 2011. She previously covered the White House for Politico, starting with President Obamas' transition in Chicago. She moved to Washington after covering politics in Florida for several years, including the 2008 presidential campaign. She is a graduate of New York University's school of journalism and lives in Washington with her son, Hudson.
Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters. He has covered the beat since 2009, serving as the lead correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign. He also covered the 2008 election. He started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a graduate of Northwestern University and a former Fulbright scholar.
Major Garrett is CBS News' Chief White House Correspondent and a substitute anchor for "Face The Nation." He has covered the White House for National Journal, Fox News, and CNN. He also covered Congress for U.S. News and World Report and The Washington Times. He previously reported for The Houston Post, Las Vegas Review-Journal and the Amarillo Globe-News. He is the author of three books including "The 15 Biggest Lies in Politics" and "The Enduring Revolution." He is a native of San Diego and a graduate of the University of Missouri. He lives in Washington.
Olivier Knox is Chief Washington Correspondent for Yahoo News, covering the White House, politics and foreign policy. Before joining Yahoo in 2012, he reported for Agence France-Presse. He covered the George W. Bush administration, the impeachment and acquittal of President Bill Clinton and the 2000 election. He has a bachelor's degree from Columbia and a master's from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. He grew up in Middlebury, Vermont, and Paris. He and his wife and son live just outside of Washington.
Margaret Talev is Senior White House Correspondent for Bloomberg. She has covered the White House since 2009 and covered Barack Obama's 2008 and 2012 campaigns. Before joining Bloomberg in 2011, she reported for McClatchy Newspapers and the Sacramento Bee, the Los Angeles Times and the Tampa Tribune, and also covered Congress and politics in Florida and California. She is president of the Washington Press Club Foundation. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland at College Park. She and her family live in Maryland.
Doug Mills has worked for The New York Times since 2002. He was previously chief photographer for The Associated Press in Washington and worked for United Press International. He won a Pulitzer Prize for photography with AP for team coverage of the Clinton/Gore campaign and a second Pulitzer Prize for photography with AP for team coverage of the Clinton-Lewinsky affair. He is a multiple awardee of the White House News Photographers Association. He is a native of Greensboro, N.C. He studied at Northern Virginia Community College and is married with two daughters.
Todd J. Gillman is Washington bureau chief of The Dallas Morning News. He also serves as president of the Regional Reporters Association and on the national board of Sigma Delta Chi, the Society of Professional Journalists' sister foundation. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University, and received his master's in public policy from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. He is married with three children, all Dallas natives.
Julie Pace is chief White House correspondent for The Associated Press. She has covered the White House and presidential politics for AP since 2007. She is a graduate of Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.
Jon Decker is White House Correspondent for Fox News Radio and has covered the White House since 1995. He worked previously for Reuters, SiriusXM Radio and PBS Television, where he hosted "This Week in Business." Earlier he served as a business reporter for the NBC affiliate in Washington and as a field producer for NBC in Miami. He is an adjunct journalism professor at Georgetown University. A Washington native, he received bachelor's and master's degrees with honors from the University of Pennsylvania, and a J.D. from the George Washington University Law School.
Association By-Laws AND MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION
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2015 - WHCA Election Results
MARGARET TALEV, BLOOMBERG
MARGARET TALEV, BLOOMBERG
JON DECKER, FOX NEWS
JULIE PACE, AP
2014 - WHCA Election Results
Jeff Mason, Reuters
Jeff Mason, Reuters
Todd Gillman, Dallas Morning News
Doug Mills, New York Times\
Presidents of the White House Correspondents' Association, at a reception marking the association's centennial.
Click image to enlarge. Photo/Matthew d''Agostino, WHHA
Top row left to right: Laurence McQuillan 97-98; Mark S. Smith 05-06; Thomas M. DeFrank 82-83; George E. Condon Jr. 93-94; Steven Thomma 13-14; Carol Lee 15-16; Terence Hunt 96-97; Steve Holland 01-02; Bill Plante 86-87; Gary F. Schuster 85-86; Stewart Powell 98-99.
Bottom row left to right: Laurence O'Rourke 76-77; Steve Scully 06-07; Carl Cannon 03-04; Ann Compton 07-08; Arlene Dillon 00-01; Executive Director Julia Whiston, Carl Leubsdorf 95-96; Susan Page 99-00; Charles Bierbauer 91-92; Edwin Chen 09-10; James R. Gerstenzang 83-84; Kenneth T. Walsh 94-95.
View photos of the 4/30/14 reception and panel discussion at Decatur House. Photos by Matthew d'Agostino, WHHA Slideshow page will open in a new window or tab. The computer-based slideshow requires Flash, and an alternate non-Flash version for mobile devices.
Washington, DC, Sunday, May 18, 2014
This year marks the centennial of the founding of the White House Correspondents’ Association. As part of their celebration, the Association hosted an event with former press secretaries of both the Clinton administration and the Ford administration, including Dee Dee Myers, Mike McCurry and Ron Nessen. They discussed their experiences in the White House, the difficulties of the job and how the position has changed over time.
You can watch the full panel discussion on C-SPAN.
2016 officers and board members
President: Carol Lee, Wall Street Journal
Vice President:Jeff Mason, Reuters
Secretary: Major Garrett, CBS
Treasurer: Olivier Knox, Yahoo
Board Members 2015-2016
Margaret Talev, Bloomberg
Doug Mills, NYT
Todd Gillman, Dallas Morning News
Julie Pace, AP
Jon Decker, Fox Radio
2015-2016 Carol Lee, Wall Street Journal
2014-2015 Christi Parsons, Tribune Company
2013-2014 Steven Thomma, McClatchy
2012-2013 Ed Henry, Fox News
2011-2012 Caren Bohan, Reuters
2010-2011 David Jackson, USA Today
2009-2010 Edwin Chen, Bloomberg
2008-2009 Jennifer Loven, Associated Press
2007-2008 Ann Compton, ABC News
2006-2007 Steve Scully, C-SPAN
2005-2006 Mark Smith, Associated Press TV and Radio
2004-2005 Ron Hutcheson, Knight Ridder
2003-2004 Carl Cannon, National Journal
2002-03 Bob Deans, Cox Newspapers
2001-02 Steve Holland, Reuters
2000-01 Arlene Dillon, CBS News
1999-00 Susan Page, USA Today
1998-99 Stewart Powell, Hearst Newspapers
1997-98 Laurence McQuillan, Reuters
1996-97 Terence Hunt, Associated Press
1995-96 Carl P. Leubsdorf, Dallas Morning News
1994-95 Kenneth T. Walsh, U.S. News and World Report
1993-94 George E. Condon Jr., Copley News Service
1992-93 Karen Hosler, Baltimore Sun
1991-92 Charles Bierbauer, Cable News Network
1990-91 Robert M. Ellison, Sheridan Broadcasting
1989-90 Johanna Neuman, USA TODAY
1988-89 Jeremiah O'Leary, Washington Times
1987-88 Norman D. Sandler, United Press International
1986-87 Bill Plante, CBS News
1985-86 Gary F. Schuster, CBS News
1984-85 Sara Fritz, Los Angeles Times
1983-84 James R. Gerstenzang, Associated Press
1982-83 Thomas M. DeFrank, Newsweek
1981-82 Clifford Evans, RKO General Broadcasting
1980-81 Robert C. Pierpoint, CBS News
1979-80 Ralph Harris, Reuters
1978-79 Aldo Beckman, Chicago Tribune
1977-78 Paul F. Healy, New York Daily News
1976-77 Lawrence M. O'Rourke, Philadelphia Bulletin
1975-76 Helen Thomas, United Press International
1974-75 James Deakin, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
1973-74 Ted Knap, Scripps Howard Newspapers
1972-73 Edgar A. Poe, New Orleans Times-Picayune
1971-72 John P. Sutherland, U.S. News and World Report
1970-71 Peter Lisagor, Chicago Daily News
1969-70 Charles W. Bailey II, Minneapolis Tribune
1968-69 Carroll Kilpatrick, Washington Post
1967-68 Frank Cormier, Associated Press
1966-67 Robert E. Thompson, Hearst Newspapers
1964-66 Alan L. Otten, Wall Street Journal
1963-64 Merriman Smith, United Press International
1962-63 Robert Roth, Philadelphia Bulletin
1961-62 William H.Y. Knighton Jr., Baltimore Sun
1959-61 Garnett D. Horner, Washington Star
1958-59 Marvin Arrowsmith, Associated Press
1956-58 Francis M. Stephenson, New York Daily News
1955-56 Laurence H. Burd, Chicago Tribune
1954-55 Anthony H. Leviero, New York Times
1953-54 Robert J. Donovan, New York Herald Tribune
1950-53 Carlton Kent, Chicago Sun-Times
1949-50 Robert G. Nixon, International News Service
1948-49 Ernest B. Vaccaro, Associated Press
1947-48 Felix Belair Jr., New York Times
1946-47 Edward T. Folliard, Washington Post
1945-46 Joseph A. Fox, Washington Star
1944-45 Merriman Smith, United Press Associations
1943-44 Paul Wooten, New Orleans Times-Picayune
1942-43 Douglas B. Cornell, Associated Press
1942 John C. Henry, Washington Star
1941-42 John C. O'Brien, Philadelphia Inquirer
1940-41 Thomas F. Reynolds, United Press Associations
1940 Felix Belair Jr., New York Times
1938-40 Earl Godwin, Washington Times
1937-38 Walter J. Trohan, Chicago Tribune
1936-37 Frederick J. Storm, United Press Associations
1935-36 Albert J. Warner, New York Herald Tribune
1934-35 Francis M. Stephenson, Associated Press
1933-34 George E. Durno, International News Service
1931-33 Paul R. Mallon, syndicated columnist
1930-31 Lewis Wood, New York Times
1929-30 Wilbur Forrest, New York Herald Tribune
1928-29 J. Russell Young, Washington Star
1927-28 John T. Lambert, Universal Service
1926-27 John Edwin Nevin, Washington Post
1925-26 George E. Durno, International News Service
1924-25 Isaac Gregg, New York Sun
1923-24 E. Ross Bartley, Associated Press
1922-23 J. Russell Young, Washington Star
1921-22 Frank R. Lamb, Washington Star
1914-20 W.W. Price, Washington Star