National Press Club

Tonight: Women In Sports and Events DC hosts speed mentoring

January 23, 2019 | By Leelannee Malin |

Women in Sports and Events (WISE) will host its annual speed mentoring event at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, at the National Press Club in the Zenger Room.

This interactive event will feature a State of the Chapter address, networking and question-and-answer sessions in rounds of speed mentoring. There will be cocktails and hors doeurves for attendees.

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Podcast covers new digital platform focusing on political reform

January 20, 2019 | By Adam Konowe |

After three decades as a political reporter, editor and columnist, National Press Club member David Hawkings has become an entrepreneur.

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Headliners Book Event for media diversity pioneer Dorothy Butler Gilliam, Thursday

January 18, 2019 | By Lindsay Underwood |

Legendary civil rights journalist and activist Dorothy Butler Gilliam will share her aptly titled new memoir, "Trailblazer: A Pioneering Journalist's Fight to Make the Media Look More Like America," at a National Press Club Headliners Book Event at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, in the conference rooms.

The event, originally scheduled for Jan. 14, will feature a presentation by Gilliam, an audience question-and-answer session and a book signing. Tickets are $5 for Club members and $10 for the general public.

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Screening, discussion of documentary film, "Putin's Witnesses,' Jan. 16

January 16, 2019 | By Emily Wilkins |

The National Press Club will screen "Putin’s Witnesses" a documentary film that Variety called “riveting” and “incensed," Wednesday, Jan. 16, at 6 p.m. in the Murrow White Lisagor Conference Rooms.

The event is free for Club members and $5 for non-members. Tickets are available online.

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NPC in History: Eleanor Roosevelt breaks precedence

January 14, 2019 | By Gil Klein |

By 1938, in the four years that the National Press Club had been holding its regular luncheon speeches, it had never offered the podium to a woman. But Club President Harold Brayman of the Philadelphia Ledger decided to break that trend by inviting the most newsworthy woman in America: First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt.

Through the work of Maureen Beasley, a noted journalism historian and member of the Club’s History and Heritage Committee, the Club obtained facsimile copies of the correspondence between Mrs. Roosevelt and Brayman.

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Hurricane experts to examine impact of last two years of storms at Newsmaker, Tuesday

January 11, 2019 | By Lindsay Underwood |

With another damaging hurricane season in the books, two experts will discuss the impacts of the 2018 hurricane season and the status of the 2017 season's rebuilding effort at a National Press Club Newsmaker news conference Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 10 a.m. in the Zenger Room.

Scheduled to speak are National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration hurricane forecasting expert Gerry Bell and Massachusetts Institute of Technology disaster resilience expert Jeremy Gregory.

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Celebrity Chef Carla Hall to present newest cookbook at Jan. 17 dinner at the Fourth Estate restaurant

January 9, 2019 | By Susan Delbert |

Join celebrity chef Carla Hall of ABC's Emmy Award-winning "The Chew" at a wine dinner Jan. 17 showcasing her just published cookbook, "Carla Hall's Soul Food."

The award-winning chef, television personality and food activist explores her Nashville roots and delivers an original take on Southern comfort food, tracing soul food’s history from Africa and the Caribbean to the American South.

The Jan. 17 event marks Hall's second appearance at the National Press Club. The previous dinner sold out, so reserve early to avoid disappointment.

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Latest Club podcast explores newsletters with creators of two of them

January 4, 2019 | By Adam Konowe |

In the latest episode of the National Press Club podcast, Update-1, Club members Michael Yessis and Molly McCluskey discuss everything newsletters -– the ones they read, what they’ve learned by starting their own and advice for future newsletter creators.

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National Press Club in History: The Cold War ends in the Ballroom

January 3, 2019 | By Gil Klein |

In July 1989, three years after Soviet Union Premier Mikhail Gorbachev took office, his military advisor, Marshal Sergei Akhromeyev, told an astounded National Press Club Luncheon audience that Soviet satellites Poland and Hungary were free to go their own ways.

Akhromeyev was in the United States on a goodwill tour with Adm. William Crowe, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, as Gorbachev’s Glasnost Policy to reform the Soviet Union was beginning to take hold.

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CVS Health CEO to address Aetna acquisition, health-care challenges at Headliners Luncheon, Jan. 14

January 2, 2019 | By Lindsay Underwood |

Following CVS Health’s recent $69 billion acquisition of Aetna, which created one of the largest health-care combinations in U.S. history, CVS Health President and CEO Larry Merlo will discuss how his company plans to address the current challenges in today’s health care system at a National Press Club Headliners Luncheon Monday, Jan. 14.

Overcoming these challenges, Merlo argues, requires transforming the system from within -- centering it on the needs of individuals to help them achieve their best health at a lower cost.

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