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The Blues Help Beat Blood Cancer

Wow. That’s the best way to put it. My first experience at the Leukemia Ball is one I surely won’t forget. This is such a gorgeous event from the fabulous crowd, the detailed decor.. the moment you walk in the feeling is grand.

This year I was honored to quad-emcee with three of my girlfriends from the other three stations. It was quite the production.. we even had a full rehearsal earlier in the day. It paid off because the event was a complete success. The Leukemia  & Lymphoma Society’s National Capital Chapter surpassed it’s goal of $90,000 raising $2.7 Million dollars for blood cancer research. How awesome is that!

Tammy Darvish was honored with a big award for all that she has done in this fight. She was so dynamic on stage and really inspired the crowd.

Dana Carvey was hilarious… imitating all the recent Presidents and weaving political humor into his performance. He helped us give away 2 Mercedes and then  Jim Belushi and his band hit the stage and kept the party rockin’ in to the night! Thank you to all who came out to support LLS and those fighting this battle everday!

With my new gals.. and co-emcees Alison Starling, Laura Evans and Anita Brikman

Adam Eichberg and Tammy Darvish

Candy Duncan, Jim Davis and Gabrielle Urquhart

 

PHOTOS: Newsbabes Bash Kick Off

The Newsbabes Bash Kick-Off in photos at the Kiehl’s grand opening at Tysons Corner. Great shots by Daniel Swartz

See all of the Newsbabes Bash Kick Off Photos here

Big Surprise at Newsbabes Bash Kick Off

Thank you to everyone who came out for the Newsbabes Bash Kick Off at the new Kiehl’s at Tysons Corner. The store’s President Chris Salgardo surprised us with a $5,000 check to donate to the GW Mammovan which provides free screenings to women who can’t afford them in the area. Pink lemonade and Georgetown Cupcakes made the evening even sweeter. Also we announced wonderful details for our big bash benefiting the GW Mammovan.. save the date:

4th Annual Newsbabes Bash for Breast Cancer

June 19th 2012

The newly renovated Howard Theatre

Special Guest: NBC News’ and breast cancer survivor Andrea Mitchell

From the bottom of our hearts.. thank you and see you on June 19th!

Follow us on twitter for updates at @DCNewsbabes

See coverage below on NBC4

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News gals don’t believe in portion control

A group of us DC news women got together for some major eating this week. It was a time to catch up and also start brainstorming about Newsbabes Bash IV. What better to give our brains a boost than some penne alla vodka and chicken parmiggiano at Carmine’s. We couldn’t forget dessert… when the Titanic comes a’sailin you let it pull into port and then pig out. Stay tuned for more on May’s Newsbabes Bash.. we’ve got some surprises in store!

Eun Yang and Pamela Brown

Shawn Yancy and Laura Evans

Cynne Simpson shares the Tiramisu

With my pal Anita Brikman

The Titanic aka the biggest banana split you’ll ever see!

Where the beef… meets broadcast

Shawn, Me and Elaine with Chef Philippe Reininger

The weather was perfect for an afternoon lunch with the news gals here in DC. This time we gathered at the new J&G Steakhouse on 15th and Pennsylvania. As we enjoyed appetizing fried calamari and rice cracker crusted tuna we laughed about being moms and the new “Go the ___ to Sleep” book that’s all the rave these days amongst parents. When it was entree’ time we were impressed to find out that the steakhouse is vegan friendly! A couple of the gals had no problem ordering. Halibut in a scallion-spicy chili sauce was a popular pick this day. I was also happy to see they have Sips & Bites from 5-7pm on weekdays where you can get smaller portions of their dishes paired with wine at the wine bar.

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It was also great to chit chat with cityshopgirl turned radio host Kelly Collis who recently helped launch the new morning show on 94.7 FRESH FM. Shout out to Eun Yang for arranging the get together… really enjoyed catching up with all the girls at the table.. Anita Brikman, Lesli Foster, Elaine Reyes and Shawn Yancy!

Beautiful fruit dessert in sangria

Great patio for outside dining

DC Housewife Wins Zooma Run

Non-runners, take your mark! Summer is here and as runners everywhere are gearing up, Zooma Run is reaching out to non- runners. Founded by Arlington’s Brae Blackley, Zooma Run is all about empowering non-runners to hit the pacement through training.

MORE: Zooma on Morning Show

Participating in the Annapolis run this year were dozens of wives of fallen veterans and DC Housewives’ Mary Amons who won the one and half miler.

REGISTER: For the next Zooma Run

WUSA’s Anita Brikman with friend and health producer Amy Leone finished the half Marathon. Our friend Suzie G. did too!

ZOOMA Run on WUSA9 Morning Show

 
Tune in for Angie’s OMG report weekdays at 5:56AM

Political (Girl) Power reigns Newsbabes 2011

Washington newswomen (and Bob!) come together for one night to make an impact in the community.

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DJ Flounder from DC101 kept the pink party going at the 3rd Annual Newsbabes Bash for Breast Cancer. Held at the Fairmont on M Street, the reception was hosted by more than a dozen DC newswomen.

MORE: Newsbabes Bash WUSA9 Gallery

WATCH: 2011 Newsbabes Bash

WTOP’s Bob Madigan was an honorary host this year- helping us spread the word that men- you too can get breast cancer.The bash helps kick-off DC’s Komen Race for the Cure June 4th.
Guest speakers included Ambassador Nancy Brinker, Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and DC First Lady Jonice Gray Tucker. Breast cancer survivors DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz and FOX News Channel’s Jennifer Griffin wowed the crowd with their inspiring stories. Pictures by Neshan Naltchayan and Manny Fantis.

Party Photos by Metromix DC

  Great Moments

Guitar Army for Breast Cancer!

Join Mike Numera and 20+ musicians for a rocker benefit that will bring down the house! The event is on April 30th 12PM – 12AM at The Whiskey and is hosted by WUSA*9’s Anita Brikman.

Tickets are only $20 and are on sale HERE. Proceeds go to the Tigerlily Foundation.

BREAKING NAAN!

Forget breaking news.. we’re breaking naan! What a grand time was had by a gaggle of Channel 9ers at Bombay Tandoor.Afternoon traffic maven MonikaSamtani hosted the hungry news team to a fantastic brunch at her family’s restaurant in McLean.The authentic Indian food and fanfare had us all saying holy sweet samosas in the end.

Go ahead.. feast your eyes on what you missed…

Capitol CAREaoke: CNN, FNC, WUSA Sing Hearts Out

Topp-I-Am also better known as WUSA’s weatherman Topper Shutt helped our newsteam to victory at the 30th Anniversary of ChildHelp’s Capitol CAREaoke. Held at the Ronald Reagan building the event raised thousands to end child abuse… thanks to some very brave media personalities. Check out this awesome video shot by WUSA contributor Leigh Macdonald. It includes Teddy Eynon who had the courage to share his heartbreaking story of surviving abuse as a child.

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CNN’s CREW

Jim Angle leads the FNC’s team

Our social media butterflies Pamela Sorensen and Kate Michael sang with the ‘Scene Setters’ group

Leigh Macdonald with the voice of the CAPS Wes Johnson

With event founder and dear friend Rebecca Cooper and extreme soloist Luke Russert who won the crowd over with his crazy rendition of Born to Run.

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