National Press Club

Tickets on sale for annual Fourth Estate Award, Oct. 4

July 30, 2017 | By Crystal White |

Tickets are on sale for the annual Fourth Estate Award gala, which this year will give Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon the National Press Club's highest award.

Kornheiser and Wilbon are award-winning sports journalists and co-hosts of ESPN’s Pardon the Interruption. The dinner is scheduled for Oct. 4. For more information or to buy tickets to the black tie-optional event, click here.

“Mike Wilbon and Tony Kornheiser through their lifetime individual and joint accomplishments as journalists have been able through the prism of sports, unify people of all walks of life bringing clarity, debate, humor, depth and wisdom to the table across print, radio and television platforms,” Club President Jeff Ballou said. “They have also spent a lifetime mentoring colleagues and engaged in countless philanthropic endeavors. The National Press Club's Fourth Estate Award is about a well-rounded body of lifetime achievement. Mike and Tony have undoubtedly accomplished as much.”

Previous winners include Gwen Ifill, Andrea Mitchell, Bob Woodward, Jim Lehrer, Walter Cronkite and Marvin Kalb.

The dinner is a fundraiser for the National Press Club Journalism Institute, the Club’s nonprofit affiliate.