National Press Club

Kornheiser, Wilbon Fourth Estate Dinner will also recognize WHCA and Mexico press corps Wednesday, Oct. 4

September 21, 2017 | By Crystal White | cwhite@press.org

Tickets are still available for the 2017 National Press Club Fourth Estate Award dinner honoring Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon on Wednesday, Oct. 4th. Kornheiser and Wilbon, co-hosts of ESPN’s "Pardon the Interruption" will be the 45th recipients of the Club’s most esteemed prize and the first joint recipients. They will be toasted (and roasted) by friends and colleagues Bob Woodward, Donald Graham, Maury Povich and John Skipper during the gala dinner.

Club members can purchase up to two tickets for $175 each. Other tickets, including those for non-members, cost $225 each. Reservations are required and can be made here.

The gala will also recognize the 2017 Aubuchon Press Freedom Award recipients, people whose work and lives have advanced the cause of press freedom and transparency. In a year when journalists have been explicitly targeted by people and forces that see freedom of information as a threat to their power, the Club is honoring two groups that have been on the front lines of the struggle: The White House Correspondents’ Association and the press corps of Mexico.

Please join us in celebrating and honoring the significant contributions these award recipients have made to the field of journalism.