I had a great time last night at the Quinn Gillespie & Associates (QGA) and FD official White House Correspondents Dinner “toast” to the Press Corps last night. On my way, I did a quick Wikipedia search to find out the history of the WHCD, as it is a pretty big deal in Washington. Turns out, the WHCD began in 1920 just six years after the White House Correspondents Association (WHCA) organized to protect journalists covering the White House. Today, the WHCD has become a sort of “Prom” for D.C., an annual event where some of the most prominent members of the media come out and mingle.
Thanks so much to the wonderful Pat McMurray of QGA for inviting me to the event. While my main WH squeeze (well..my friend and mentor) Helen Thomas, wasn’t there, I felt right at home in the company of talented media professionals like Tim Burger, Matt Dornic, Chris Brown and Brendan Kownacki.