National Press Club

Canceled: David Guas wine dinner, May 3

May 2, 2011 | By Micayla Diener |

The wine dinner featuring acclaimed chef David Guas of Bayou Bakery, author of "Dam Good Sweet," scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, at the Fourth Estate Restaurant has been canceled.

We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to seeing you at a future Chef's Dinner.

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UN refugee official to explore humanitarian emergency in Libya, 9 am May 3

April 27, 2011 | By Keith Hill |

Antonio Guterres, the United Nations high commissioner for refugees, will discuss the humanitarian emergency generated by the conflict in Libya at a Newsmaker at 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 3, in the Zenger Room.

With more than 500,000 people displaced by the fighting, Libya is one of the most pressing displacement situations in the world, according to Guterres. He also will discuss the displacement caused by the recent fighting in Ivory Coast.

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FEMA Administrator Fugate to discuss planning for catastrophic disasters, hurricane season, 1 pm May 4

April 27, 2011 | By Patti Giglio |

Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Craig Fugate will speak at a Newsmaker at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 4.

As the United States faces significant flooding, tornado and wildfire events and the upcoming hurricane season, Fugate will explain how FEMA and the federal government have been planning for catastrophic disasters.

Fugate will also discuss the agency’s efforts to use social media to better engage and support the public and its work with the private sector.

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C-SPAN’s Steve Scully enters 5 K race, June 11

April 27, 2011 | By Melissa Charbonneau |

Steve Scully, C-SPAN senior executive producer, political editor, and host of “Washington Journal,” will run in the National Press Club’s 14th Annual Beat the Deadline 5K, Saturday, June 11.

Scully has been recognized among Cable’s 100 Heavy Hitters and as one of the media’s most influential movers and shakers in political programming. He also hosts C-SPAN’s “In Depth” and “Road to the White House.” He is senior producer for C-SPAN’s White House coverage, former president of the White House Correspondents’ Association and one of its board members.

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Mayors to call for metropolitan transportation investments, 9 am May 3

April 26, 2011 | By Patti Giglio |

The U.S. Conference of Mayors will release a new survey of its membership focused on metropolitan transportation investments at a Newsmaker at 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 3.

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed will present the findings and take questions.

Two-thirds of U.S. residents live in metropolitan areas, home to the highest numbers of unemployed, the nation’s worst traffic jams, and its oldest roads, bridges and transit systems, according to the mayors group.

But far less than two-thirds of federal transportation funds are allocated to cities and metropolitan areas, they will argue.

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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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