A Glimpse Into the White House Correspondents Association Dinner

As usual, it was a wildly eventful weekend in Washington as the annual dinner of the White House Correspondents Association took place. Celebrities poured in from Los Angeles and New York, enjoying time together and time, of course, with the President of the United States.

Over 3000 people were expected this year at the dinner at the Washington Hilton.  Such attendees included impressive people like Steven Spielberg and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. Much less impressive attendees included Kim and Kris Kardashian, to name but a few.

While the main event was, of course, the actual Correspondents Association Dinner, there are many other events along the way as well.  On Friday night, there were four cocktail parties all within one block of the White House. People and Time Magazine had a party at the St. Regis Hotel, while The New Yorker hosted on at the W Hotel.  Diversity in Media had one on the rooftop of the Hay Adams Hotel and Google and The Hollywood Reporter were the W Hotel in another room. For late night partiers, there was even an after party after 10pm at the old Borders on 18th and L.

On Saturday morning, celebrities came out for the Tammy Haddad Brunch.  Then, of course, there was the main attraction.  Here is a clip from the big event.


After the Correspondents Dinner, MSNBC had an afterparty, as did Bloomberg Vanity Fair, Capitol File and others.  For those who are still around on Sunday, there are two more brunches.  These include the Mclaughlin Brunch and the Albritton Brunch.

Started in 1920, the annual affair has certainly changed its tone over the years. It is now one of Washington’s premier chances to see and be seen. While it used to focus on politicians, in recent years the event has welcomed celebrities and actresses. This tradition started in the late 80s, and has clearly stuck until today.

Dan Kazan

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