Posts Tagged ‘craig melvin’

Improv at the Correspondents Dinner

What happens when a cameraman throws a party? A lot of wine, beer and laughs is what we found out. Hats off to CNN’s Jay McMichael for chairing this year’s Congressional Correspondents Dinner.

Wayne Brady’s improv and rap using words from the crowd (you try making filibuster cool) and Prince impersonations were hilarious. Speaker John Boehner was dry but still had some funny moments. The Howard University Thunder Machine drum line was off the charts and kept the party hopping.

NBC Washington was well represented too. Special thanks to my guest Jermaine Paul, Season 2 Winner of The Voice. He was a star in the crowd.. graciously taking pictures with his Washington fans.

My guest The Voice’s Jermaine Paul with Congressman Jim Clyburn. Look for Jermaine’s single “Butterfly Kisses” which comes out Father’s Day!

Catching up with old Columbia newspals Craig Melvin and Megan Hughes

Chris Cooley and Dan Hellie

Eun Yang with guest Kaya Henderson, DCPS Chancellor

Matt Glassman and Richard Jordan

Okay so my red-eye auto correct made my friends Rick Yarborough and Brian Callahan look a little beady eyed but you can still see they are handsome men. Here with Rene Marsh.

WMATA’s Dan Stessel and Thomas Tobin

With my friends MSNBC’s Richard Lui and Eun!

Gal pal Ayla Brown rocked the room with her country!

11pm executive producer Scott Trabandt



 

Garden Party Gets GiltCity DC Going

DC’s top trendsetters gathered on the lawn to welcome one of the leading designer discount websites to DC.

Gilt City Pres. Nathan Richardson,hosts Winston Lord, Juleanna Glover, Lindsay Czarniak & Craig Melvin & Gilt City DC Curator Marissa Schneider. Photo: Revamp

Summer fashion and fresh mint juleps set the mood for the Garden Party celebrating the launch of Gilt City DC. Gilt City DC is an expansion of the popular Gilt.com giving fashion and entertainment gurus access to deals for high-end spas, theater, vip washington parties and private movie screenings. Mint juleps and a hunky chef hard a work entertained guests at the historic Halcyon House on Prospect. Washington is one of 10 cities Gilt is specializing it’s offers.

Spotted in their summer garb: Ebong Eka, Laura Evans, Eun Yang, Lynda Erkiletian and Cat Ommanney, Winston Lord, Craig Melvin and Lindsay Czarniak, Tommy McFly, Katherine Kennedy, Kate Michael, Beautiful and expecting Juleanna Glover


Good Luck Lindsay!

Super nice gal pal and local sports reporting star Lindsay Czarniak is Bristol bound. We bid farewell  at a going away party held at Public Bar  in Tenleytown. Newly engaged and headed to ESPN there’s no doubt 2011 has been a great year! We’ll miss you Lindsay.. but know you’ll visit often! We know you will… now that you’re planning a Fall wedding in DC! Spotted: Former Redskin QB Jason Campbell,  Doug Kammerer, Wendy Rieger, Pat Collins, Dan Hellie and the whole NBC clan. NBCer turned ABCer weatherman Bob Ryan joined colleagues Alison Starling and Pamela Brown. Also there,FOX5′s Laura EvansWUSA’s Dave Owens, Ivan Carter, WTTG’s Lindsay Murphy, Mike O’Meara and Mike Wise. (Photo credit: Chris Abi-Najm)

Lindsay and fiancee Craig Melvin, a former colleague of mine in SC

Alison Starling and Pamela Brown

With Laura Evans

Party host Dan Hellie with Craig and former Redskin Jason Campbell

Moki Media’s Dannia Hakki with Carla O’Meara… the gorgeous wife of you guessed it my morning radio bud Mike!


Busy baby GAGA

Adora is such a trooper. She made the rounds with a day that started with an early brunch with my AOII sisters at Clyde’s in Ashburn. The place was really neat. My friend Jen told me the entire restaurant was made out of old barnes. Then it was off to DC to The Heights for an afternoon brunch with some of my former TV co-workers. That’s where we ran into WUSA producer Jessica Glasser who just had a baby too.. little Maya! We weren’t done yet. When I arrived for my hair appointment with the fabulous James Cornwell.. he exclaimed “OMG it’s baby Gaga” – referring to my baby tucked inside her stroller. It was hilarious.

Together again!

Fit for a legacy!

Then we were off to DC to meet up with some former co-workers from news stations elsewhere!

Doing the rounds

WUSA’s Jessica Glasser and hubby show off beautiful Maya

Baby Gaga arrives to PR at Partners! James says he’s got dibs on Adora’s first haircut.

James in action

HOME AT LAST!


Oh Snap! Cancer survivors, pets rule catwalk

Critters and Couture for the Cure 2010 brought cancer survivors and their pets to the runway at Bloomingdale’s Chevy Chase. The event raised money to help uninsured or underinsured women in the DC area get the cancer treatment they need that’s not covered by the government. Emceed by Kate Michael the night honored doctors who have changed the lives of so many women in our area. Watch coverage on WUSA9′s morning show and see a photo recap courtesy Samantha Strauss of Metromix.com  

Polka dots and pets!

Newsies Angie Goff, Anita Brikman, Craig Melvin & Sue Palka

Clancy Kress, founder of Critters for the Cure

Justine Dombrosky and Brittany Van Ness of RGI Events

Krista Johnson & Bloomingdale’s Heather Guay

 

Oh Snap! Mad about Moki

Dannia & SherryA-listers packed the Lebanese Taverna for the Moki Media Launch Party.

Singer Ginuwine and wife former rapper Sole’ were there. Other notables, Jeannie Jones from WPGC, Billboard jazz artist Marcus Johnson and a handful of local newsies including NBC4′s Craig Melvin and John Schriffen. We also spotted Washington Post’s Ivan Carter.

Dannia Hakki and Sherry Moeller formerly of Capitol File co-own the new DC based PR firm.

Moki Media Launch Party

[Pictured: NBC 4's Craig Melvin & John Schriff, Ginuwine and wife Sole' with celebrity surgeon Dr. Ayman Hakki, Designer Taimur Baig and Anureta Chahal, Carissa Maguire with Colleen Laughlin and Angie Goff,  Luxxury Spa's Maha and Hiba Bittar Hakki, Moki's Dannia Hakki with ABC7's Cynne' Simpson]

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