National Press Club

2019 Silver Owls Spring Hoot

2019 Silver Owls Spring Hoot

May 3, 2019 6:00 PM

Location: Ballroom & Holeman Lounge

Join us for the Silver Owls Spring Hoot at 6 p.m., Friday, May 3 at The National Press Club.

Kevin Hall, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, will speak and also has arranged a musical group, the “Truth Tellers,” to perform at the event.

He is the chief economics correspondent and a senior investigative reporter for McClatchy Newspapers, currently working on investigations related to the White House and the Trump administration.

Hall shared the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for explanatory reporting on the Panama Papers, and was a Pulitzer finalist in 2010 for his work on a series of stories on the root causes of the financial crisis in 2008 and 2009.

Like others of his news colleagues like Bob Schieffer and John Dickerson of CBS News, and Tom Toles, the editorial cartoonist for the Washington Post, Hall performs with a band in his spare time. Toles has entertained twice at Silver Owls Hoots.

Hall is a past president of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers, the nation’s premier association for business journalists. He also won the 2004 Sigma Delta Chi award, conferred by the Society of Professional Journalists, for best foreign correspondence—year-long reporting for a series about modern-day slavery in Brazil’s vast Amazon region.

From 1999 to 2005, Hall was Knight Ridder’s (later McClatchy’s) Latin America bureau chief, based in Rio de Janeiro. Earlier, from 1993 to 1997, he ran the Mexico City office for the Journal of Commerce, and has reported from Turkey, Saudi Arabia, London and across the Americas.

The Hoot is open to all Press Club members and their guests. Tickets are $35, which includes the club's superb three-course dinner. The meal is preceded by a cash bar. Reservations can also be made by calling the Club's reservations department at 202-662-7501.

Silver Owls are those who have been members of the Press Club for 25 years or longer. Golden Owls are those who have been members 50 years or more. And Platinum Owls have roosted at the Club for 60 years or longer. The Owls hold two events a year, a Spring Hoot and a Fall Hoot.

If you are a new Silver, Gold or Platinum Owl and you attend the Hoot, you will be introduced and presented with a framed certificate attesting to your new honored status in the National Press Club. If you are unable to attend, please notify Joann Booze at the Club - - and she will mail you the certificate.