National Press Club

Go from couch to 5K: Training clinics begin May 12

April 26, 2011 | By Havilah R. Ross |

Need a little help to find your stride for the June 11 National Press Club Beat the Deadline 5K?

Sign up today for the special No Boundaries Beginners Running Clinics hosted by Fleet Feet Sports Adams Morgan in conjunction with New Balance and OnPoint Fitness.

Classes are valued at $75 per person, but will be offered for $5 for Club members and $10 for non-members. All participants will receive a gift from Fleet Feet Sports and New Balance.

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Washington Post fitness columnist Vicky Hallett joins 5K

April 26, 2011 | By Melissa Charbonneau |

The Washington Post’s Vicky Hallett, one half of the MisFits, the Post’s fitness columnist duo, will race in the National Press Club's Beat the Deadline 5K on Saturday, June 11.

Known as the irreverent columnist with a knack for getting people off the couch and into the gym, Hallett takes questions and gives fitness advice for “Ask the Misfits” column and also edits the Fit section of The Washington Post Express.

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Author to debut "The Devil's Light," 6:30 pm, May 4

April 25, 2011 | By Jan King |

Richard North Patterson will debut "The Devil's Light" at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 4.

Admission is free for Club members; $5 for non-members. Reservations are required. RSVP at or call 202-662-7523.

In his new thriller, the author slips into the minds of the mad and the messianic to illustrate how an apocalyptic nightmare could become tomorrow's history-bending reality.

Among the questions he explores: What if al-Qaeda covertly obtains a rogue nuclear warhead with the intention of deploying it on the tenth anniversary of 9/11?

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Hari Sreenivasan, PBS Newshour correspondent, joins 5K race

April 22, 2011 | By Pat Pellerin |

Hari Sreenivasan, on-air and online correspondent PBS NewsHour, will compete in the National Press Club’s 14th Annual Beat the Deadline 5K race on Saturday, June 11. The race time has been changed to 7:30 a.m.

Sreenivasan joins the 5K Media Challenge to compete against other national news figures, including CNN's Suzanne Malveaux (race marshal) and Jill Dougherty, Fox News anchor Kelly Wright, Newsweek's Eleanor Clift, C-SPAN's Steve Scully, and Washington Post's Vicky Hallett.

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5K runway: Top model BiancaChardei joins race

April 20, 2011 | By Pat Pellerin |

A participant in the hit television show "America’s Next Top Model," BiancaChardei, will join marshals Tony Horton, creator of P90X, and Suzanne Malveaux, anchor of CNN Newsroom, in the 14th Annual Beat the Deadline 5K on Saturday, June 11.

Other celebrities scheduled to run include Mary Schmidt Amons, a cast member of “The Real Housewives of DC,” Eleanor Clift, a contributing editor for Newsweek, Jill Dougherty, CNN foreign affairs correspondent, super model Kim Alexis and Kelly Wright, co-anchor of Fox News Channel’s “America’s News Headquarters.”

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Actor Gary Sinise to launch military charity foundation at June 30 luncheon

April 19, 2011 | By Melissa Charbonneau |

Gary Sinise, the Oscar-nominated actor who stars in the hit CBS series “CSI: New York,” will announce the formation of The Gary Sinise Foundation, a charity dedicated to raising funds for charities supporting the military, at a National Press Club luncheon on Thursday, June 30.

As part of his charity launch, Sinise will discuss the award-winning feature length film, "Lt. Dan Band: For the Common Good," which chronicles Sinise and his Lt. Dan Band as they travel around the world performing for the U.S. military.

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Newsweek's Eleanor Clift joins 5K media challenge

April 19, 2011 | By Pat Pellerin |

Eleanor Clift, a contributing editor for Newsweek magazine and the Daily Beast and a regular panelist on the nationally syndicated show The McLaughlin Group, will compete in the National Press Club’s 14th Annual Beat the Deadline 5K on Saturday, June 11.

Other participating celebrities include Tony Horton, creator of P90X, Suzanne Malveaux, anchor of CNN Newsroom, supermodel Kim Alexis, CNN’s Jill Dougherty, Kelly Wright of Fox News Channel, and Mary Amons of “Real Housewives of DC.”

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Fox News' Kelly Wright issues media challenge for 5K

April 18, 2011 | By Melissa Charbonneau |

Kelly Wright, co-anchor of Fox News Channel’s “America’s News Headquarters,” is challenging fellow journalists to unseat USA Today as winning team for fastest and largest media team in this year’s Beat the Deadline 5K, Saturday, June 11.

Wright joins the all-star media lineup that includes CNN’s Suzanne Malveaux and Jill Dougherty, P90X creator Tony Horton and supermodel Kim Alexis.

Prior to joining Fox News, Wright anchored at WVBT-TV (FOX) in Norfolk, Virginia, and at WRAL-TV in Raleigh, North Carolina. He also reported for WWOR-TV in New York.

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Social media classes start April 28; $25

April 14, 2011 | By Beth Shankle |

Classes on social media will be offered Thursday, April 28, Friday,April 29, Wednesday, May 18, and Thursday, May 19. Each class is one hour and 15 minutes.

Sign up for as many as fit your schedule. The fee is $25 per class for National Press Club members and $50 per class for non-members.

The classes will be held in the 13th floor Bloomberg Center for Electronic Journalism next to the library.

April 28 and May 18:
9:30 to 10:45 a.m. - Social Media Tools
11 a.m. to 12:15p.m. - Advanced Google Search Techniques
1:30 to 2:45 p.m. - Twittering Away

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"Real Housewives of DC" cast member signs to run NPC 5K, June 11

April 14, 2011 | By Pat Pellerin |

Mary Amons, a cast member of Bravo TV’s “The Real Housewives of DC” and host of “Keeping it Real with Mary!” on WMZQ radio, will run in the National Press Club’s 14th Annual Beat the Deadline 5K on Saturday, June 11.

Amons joins a growing list of celebrities that includes race marshals P90X creator Tony Horton, “CNN Newsroom” anchor Suzanne Malveaux, supermodel Kim Alexis, and CNN correspondent Jill Dougherty.

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