Thomson Reuters Takes Center Stage at White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner
Reuters editor-in-chief Steve Adler and White House correspondent Caren Bohan sat shoulder to shoulder with U.S. President Barack Obama at the 2012 White House Correspondents’ Association (WHCA) Dinner this past Saturday. Caren, this year’s President of the WHCA, delivered the opening remarks to an audience of over 2,000 U.S. media people, political figures and show business celebrities at Washington’s Hilton Hotel which was broadcast on C-SPAN. Jimmy Kimmel, host of the ABC late-night talk show “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” headlined the event and President Obama delivered a speech.
The White House dinner is one of the largest and most anticipated events in Washington every year, attended by many of the most influential and powerful newsmakers in the world. Reuters had an impressive list of editorial, financial, legal and media guests seated at our tables, including Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of Health and Human Services; and Eric Fehrnstrom, Mitt Romney’s top adviser; along with Ruth Porat, CFO of Morgan Stanley and Guy Chiarello, CIO of JP Morgan Chase.
Thomson Reuters hosted the pre- and post-parties at the Washington Hilton. On Sunday, Thomson Reuters co-hosted the Correspondents’ Brunch with The McLaughlin Group at the historic Hay-Adams Hotel directly across from The White House. More than 400 guests attended the brunch.
This was an unforgettable event.