National Press Club

Bjerga Becomes 103rd NPC President

January 15, 2010 | By Sylvia Smith

Alan Bjerga accepts the presidential gavel from past President Sylvia Smith

Alan Bjerga accepts the presidential gavel from past President Sylvia Smith

Photo/Image: Noel St. John

Alan Bjerga, a reporter for Bloomberg News, was installed as the 103rd president of the National Press Club at the annual membership meeting Jan. 15.

Bjerga accepted the gavel from past President Sylvia Smith, who stood in for President Donna Leinwand. Leinwand, a reporter for USA Today, was dispatched to Haiti to cover the earthquake and rescue efforts so was not able to attend the meeting.

A black-tie party celebrating Bjerga's inaugural is Jan. 30. Tickets are $75 and can be purchased by calling 202-662-7501 or by emailing reservations@press.org.