National Press Club

Buy Your Tickets Now! Institute includes drinks with Nipsey Hussle event registration

June 7, 2019 | By Andie Coller |

The National Press Club’s Journalism Institute is now including two free drinks (beer, wine and/or soda) at the Reliable Source following its event on Monday, June 10, featuring the Los Angeles Times team responsible for the coverage of the life and death of South Los Angeles rap artist Nipsey Hussle.

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Update-1 takes early look at 2020 presidential race

June 6, 2019 | By Adam Konowe |

In the latest edition of the National Press Club podcast Update-1, veteran political-journalist Larry Barrett, who covered campaigns, elections and the White House, notably for Time Magazine and the New York Herald Tribune, looks at the early stages of the 2020 campaign, and the lessons learned -- or the lessons that should have been learned -- by the media.

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NBC's Cynthia McFadden plans to recount risks, rewards of reporting on Thursday

June 5, 2019 | By Carmen Russell |

On Thursday, June 6, at 1 p.m. (doors open and lunch served at 12:30 p.m.), the National Press Club International Correspondents Team is hosting “High Risk, High Reward: The Challenge of Reporting from the Central African Republic,” featuring award-winning NBC News Senior Correspondent Cynthia McFadden.

Register online.

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UNICEF USA CEO joining panel on children in Central African Republic, June 6

May 28, 2019 | By Carmen Russell-Sluchansky |

Caryl Stern, president and chief executive officer of UNICEF USA, plans to join NBC senior legal and investigative correspondent Cynthia McFadden and UN Foundation Vice President Peter Yeo to discuss the challenges children face in the conflict-prone Central African Republic on Thursday, June 6, at 1 p.m. at the National Press Club.

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Caribbean leader touts nation’s growth, region’s future

May 28, 2019 | By Louise D. Walsh |

Prime Minister Timothy Harris of St. Kitts and Nevis cited his small island-nation’s solid economic growth while noting the reality of climate change: “A single action of a vicious storm can wipe out every human endeavor.”

Harris told a National Press Club audience at a Friday news conference that his nation is shifting “from fossil fuels to geothermal, solar and green energy, and the commercialization of these clean energy forms.”

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Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Chair of Caribbean Community to speak at Club on Friday, May 24

May 22, 2019 | By Carmen Russell-Sluchansky |

Prime Minister Timothy Harris of Saint Kitts and Nevis, will speak at the National Press Club at 3 p.m. Friday, May 24, in the Bloomberg Room.

Harris serves as the chair of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community, an organization of 14 Caribbean nations established to promote economic integration and cooperation among its members, as well as a shared foreign policy.

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House Intelligence Chair Adam Schiff to update panel priorities, investigations, June 19

May 21, 2019 | By Lindsay Underwood |

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, will discuss the panel's updated priorities and investigations at a National Press Club Headliners event at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 19.

The event is open to Club members and credentialed media. Registration is required.

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It's time for the popular Club crab fest in the Reliable Source

May 21, 2019 | By Mesfin Mekonen |

Get ready to crack the shells and pick the crab meat to dip in the melted butter! It is time for the National Press Club Crab Fest in the Reliable Source.

The popular crustaceans will be served along with a buffet of sides on Thursday, June 27, starting at 5:30 p.m..

What a great way to celebrate summer 2019!

The Crab Fest Buffet is $32 per person for members and $37 for nonmembers plus tax and gratuity.

Reservations are encouraged because this event has sold out in the past.

To make reservation contact the Reliable Source at or at 202-662-7443.

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NPC in History: The Club’s most famous photo

May 18, 2019 | By Gil Klein |

Of the untold thousands of photos taken at the National Press Club, one stands out for its widespread distribution at the time it was shot and its enduring appeal many decades later. It was taken on Saturday, Feb. 10, 1945. It shows movie actress Lauren Bacall, then just 20 years old but already a huge Hollywood star, sitting atop an upright piano her shapely legs hanging over the front as she looks down on Harry Truman, just three weeks into his vice presidency, as he looked up at her while playing.

Therein lies a tale.

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Army Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper to discuss the state of the U.S. Army at June 24 luncheon

May 15, 2019 | By Lori Russo |

Secretary of the Army Dr. Mark T. Esper will deliver an address at a National Press Club Headliners Luncheon on Monday, June 24, concerning the current state of the U.S. Army and how the Army is adapting to the challenges of the 21st Century.

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