WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENTS' ASSOCIATION™ - 2016 DINNER NEWS
Photo: Peter Yang/Comedy Central
December 16, 2015
WASHINGTON - The White House Correspondents' Association™ is pleased to announce that Larry Wilmore, host of "The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore" on Comedy Central, will be the entertainer at our annual dinner on Saturday, April 30, 2016.
"Larry's edgy, even provocative, brand of humor means he's certainly up to the task of skewering politicians of all ideological stripes, and we don't expect the nation's news media to escape unscathed, either," said Carol Lee, White House correspondent for The Wall Street Journal and president of the White House Correspondents' Association™. "We are thrilled that Larry has accepted our invitation to be the featured comedian at our annual dinner, which will be the last during the Obama White House."
The WHCA™ represents the White House press corps in its dealings with the administration on coverage-related issues. The WHCA™ dinner is traditionally attended by the President and the First Lady as well as 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.
WHCA™ contact: Olivier Knox
2015 WHCA DINNER- APRIL 25th
View the WHCA arrivals and the complete dinner program on C-SPAN.
2015 WHCA dnner/photo, J. M. Eddins, Jr.
White House Correspondents' Association Welcomes The President and Mrs. Obama At the Annual Dinner Marking the Association's 101st Year.
April 25, 2015
Introduction of Honored Guests
Presentation of the Colors
United States Marine Band and
Joint Armed Forces Color Guard
Introduction of Head Table
Presentation of the Journalism Awards by
Presentation of the Scholarship Awards by
Michelle Obama and Margaret Talev
Toast to the President
of the United States
Terrine of Jumbo Lump Crabmeat
Jicama, Mango, Pepitas & Baby Oak Salad
House-made Buttermilk Green Goddess Dressing
Bread Presentation to include:
Seven Grain Rolls, Sourdough Rolls, White and Wheat Rolls, Flatbreads and Butter
Smoked Paprika Rubbed Filet
Foraged Wild Mushroom Ragout
Pancetta & Gala Apple Demi
Seared Alaskan Halibut
Mascarpone Cheese Stone Grits
Jumbo Peeled Asparagus & Roasted Baby Bell Pepper
Tapas Display of Assorted Desserts
Freshly Brewed Regular and Decaffeinated Coffee
Variety of Regular and Herbal Teas
Chateau Ste. Michelle, Chardonnay 2013
Simi, Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENTS ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP LUNCHEON- APRIL 24
White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest delivers remarks before a panel discussion on the press and its impact on the U.S. Presidency. Watch the C-SPAN video here.
WHCA dinner/photo © J.M.Eddins, Jr.
This slideshow features hundreds of images from the 2015 WHCA℠ dinner by J.M.Eddins, Jr. 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 automated program or review selected images. These photos are for personal, non-commercial use and may not be republished without express permission. © J.M.Eddins, Jr.
C-SPAN's coverage included celebrity arrivals, the awards presentations, scholarships, and after dinner speeches, as well as historical information relevant to our centennial celebration. Coverage begins about 6:30 Eastern and generally runs until about 11:15 pm.
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℠.
VISIT THE 2012 SLIDESHOW PAGE
Visit the 2011 SLIDESHOW PAGE for more party photos and links to both Flash and non-Flash slideshows featuring over 250 photographs of the April 30 event.
C-SPAN streaming video is available in Flash and Real Video formats. DVDs of selected WHCA℠ dinner videos may be purchased online at
Photos of the 2010 dinner by Paul Morse
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.
No Flash? No problem... If you are accessing this page on an iphone, ipod touch, ipad, or other non-flash enabled device, please use this link for the HTML VERSION OF OUR SLIDESHOW.
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.
If you are accessing this site on an iphone or other non-flash enabled device, you can still see the party pictures. Use the HTML VERSION OF THE 2009 SLIDESHOW.
2009 AWARD WINNERS
2009 WINNING ENTRIES
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.
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
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.
2007 DINNER REPORT
2007 AWARD WINNERS
2007 WINNING ENTRIES
This FLASH SLIDESHOW features highlights from the 2007 WHCA℠ dinner. WATCH 2007 SLIDESHOW.
2006 DINNER REPORT
2006 AWARDS PRESS RELEASE
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.