National Press Club

Over 300 people -- some glad, some sad -- watch returns at Election Night gala

November 8, 2012 | By Allyson Cannon |

Revelers discuss returns at Club's Election Night Watch party

Revelers discuss returns at Club's Election Night Watch party

Photo/Image: Noel St. John

Even though the party was non-partisan, as the election returns poured in there still was much whooping, yelling, cheering and groaning among the more than 300 attendees at the National Press Club's first-ever Election Night Watch in the Club Ballroom on Tuesday, Nov. 6.

The energetic and diverse crowd of members and non-members from the D.C. area carried on throughout the evening as it watched the results broadcast live from several news networks. Guests also were able to follow their preferred news coverage on each of three large television screens.

Two other TV screens enabled attendees to follow and interact with live tweets from various news networks as well as the Club's very own twitter, @PressClubDC.

In addition, some lucky attendees won raffle drawings for an hour of free studio space in the Club's Broadcast Operations Center and cooking lessons with Susan Delbert, executive chef at the Fourth Estate Restaurant.

The Election Night 2012 Watch Party followed a series of Debate Night Watch Parties held at the Club throughout October.