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.

Previous Years

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

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

10 Style Highlights From White House Correspondents Events

Event Report Posted May 4, 2010, 1:18 PM EDT

Capitol File Throws Biggest Correspondents' Dinner After-Party

Thanks to Bloomberg's decision to downsize and partner with Vanity Fair this year, Capitol File rose to the after-party occasion, hosting the largest fete following the White House Correspondents' Association dinner.

Event Report Posted May 11, 2009, 1:50 PM EDT

Bloomberg Party Stages Interactive Art Installations in Drippy Tent

Overcoming rain, leaky tents, and hundreds of crashers, Bloomberg's post-Correspondents dinner party got futuristic this year, with high-tech invitations, neon lighting, and interactive art installations.

Event Report Posted April 28, 2008, 5:59 PM EDT

Capitol File Keeps the Press-Focused Night Rolling at the Newseum

With the dramatic new Newseum as its backdrop, the Capitol File White House Correspondents Association dinner after-party kept it simple, relying on sponsors for many of the evening's visual highlights.

Event Report Posted April 29, 2008, 1:12 PM EDT

Modern Lounges Accent Correspondents Dinner Preparties

Event Report Posted April 28, 2008, 5:35 PM EDT

After Correspondents Dinner, Bloomberg Gets Homey

Touted as the Correspondents Association dinner after-party to get into (behind Vanity Fair's, that is), the Bloomberg fete opted for a homey 1950s theme, complete with retro appliances, kitschy catering, and swank Porta Potties.

Event Report Posted May 22, 2007, 8:27 PM EDT

Capitol File Party Gets Carnival Treatment

Bold decor, bongo players, fire-blowers, and creative sponsor integration accented Capitol File's second annual Correspondents Dinner fete.

Event Report Posted May 22, 2007, 8:27 PM EDT

People Brings L.A. Vibe to D.C.

The celebrity magazine geared up for the White House Correspondents Dinner with a laid-back cocktail party.

Event Report Posted May 21, 2007, 12:22 PM EDT

McLaughlin Hosts Morning-After Brunch

Political pundit John McLaughlin's annual brunch at the Hay-Adams Hotel offered guests one last opportunity to gab it up after the White House Correspondents Association dinner.

Guest Questions Posted May 22, 2007, 8:28 PM EDT

Correspondents Dinner Pre-Parties Get Spartan Decor

As in years past, the focus was on the guests at the meet-and-greets before the big event.

Event Report Posted May 22, 2007, 8:27 PM EDT

Haddad Hosts Packed Pre-Correspondents Dinner Brunch

Seasonably warm weather and a honcho-heavy guest list graced television producer Tammy Haddad's annual garden party.

Event Report Posted May 22, 2007, 8:27 PM EDT

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