New date, same mission for the 2020 White House Correspondents’ Dinner

WASHINGTON – As the coronavirus has taken a horrible toll on our nation and the world, members of the White House Correspondents’ Association have been committed to informing the American public and holding public officials accountable.

The WHCA has also been working to protect the health of our members and preserve our ability to continue to cover the White House during this crisis.

While our hearts are heavy for those that have been lost and for those still suffering during this ongoing crisis, we are hopeful for the day when we can all resume normal life.

After consulting with public health and medical officials, the WHCA looks forward to honoring the first amendment and the important work of the journalists at our annual dinner on Saturday, August 29, 2020.

“For most of us, the COVID-19 pandemic has been the most important story of our lifetimes,” said Jonathan Karl, president of the White House Correspondents’ Association.  “We hope our rescheduled 2020 dinner will be a chance to celebrate the kind the important journalism we have seen throughout this crisis.”

We are pleased that our host, host Kenan Thompson, and featured entertainer, Hasan Minhaj, can accommodate this rescheduled date.  Bob Bain Productions will partner with the WHCA on producing the dinner. 

The WHCA will remain in close contact with the relevant professionals and will provide additional updates on the dinner as necessary.  

For more information, contact WHCA Executive Director Steve Thomma at


WHCA elects new board members

WHCA Election Results – July 13, 2018

Here are the results of the 2018 WHCA elections. A total of 319 ballots were cast; 8 were ruled invalid for failing to follow proper procedure and 311 were counted by 4 former WHCA presidents: Carl Cannon, George Condon, Carl Leubsdorf and Susan Page.

PRESIDENT 2020-2021

  • Zeke Miller, AP: 280
  • Blank: 14
  • Write in: 17 (Anita Kumar 3, Tamara Keith 2, Jon Decker 2, Sara Westwood, Jennifer Jacobs, Francesca Chambers, Kevin Corke, Doug Mills, Abby Phillip, Jordan Fabian, Maggie Haberman, George Condon, Wendell Goler)


  • Zeke Miller, AP:  284
  • Blank: 16
  • Write-in: 11 (Steve Holland 2, Darlene Superville 2, Julie Pace, Jennifer Jacobs, Brian Karem, Abby Phillip, Margaret Talev, Terry Hunt, Donald Trump)


  • Tamara Keith, NPR: 195
  • Jon Decker, Fox News Radio: 114
  • Write-in: 2 (April Ryan, Sean Spicer)


  • Anita Kumar, McClatchy: 298
  • Blank: 8
  • Write-in: 5 (Noah Gray, Steve Herman, Toluse Olorunnipa, George Condon, Blake Burman)

(Special election to fill remaining year of term)

  • Francesca Chambers, 160
  • Jordan Fabian, The Hill: 136
  • Chris Johnson, The Blade: 12
  • Blank: 2
  • Invalid: 1