White House Correspondents' Dinner

Reporters who cover the executive branch gather each spring for the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner. The annual event—often referred to as Washington's "nerd prom" for its wonkish guest list and inside-the-Beltway humor—features a comedian as host and a response from the president. The dinner has grown into a long weekend of events—with media brands such as Time, The Washington Post, MSNBC, and Twitter hosting pre-dinner cocktails, after-parties, and next-day brunches. Larry Wilmore hosted the 2016 dinner on April 30, with President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama attending.

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2001-2011: The Growing White House Correspondents Dinner Party Scene

Started in 1920, the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner—aka Washington’s “nerd prom”—is the one night a year (in non-election years, that is) when Washington politicians, Hollywood starlets, and New York...

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