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Newsbabes Bash: Selling-Out to Save Lives

FNC's Jennifer Griffin and NBC's Andrea Mitchell are both breast cancer survivors

It was a sell-out crowd at the Howard Theatre for the 4th annual Newsbabes Bash for Breast Cancer. Making the night extra inspiring speech by NBC News’ Andrea Mitchell a breast cancer survivor and the debut of the hi ghly anticipated “Men in Pink.” DJ Flounder did a fab job keeping the energy up in the newly renovated theater.

PHOTOS: 2012 Newsbabes Bash

We also spotted a couple Redskins… Derrick Dockery and Lorenzo Alexander with their beautiful wives. In addition to dozens of newswomen and men notable guests included: MIX 107.3’s Aly Jacobs, FRESH FM’s Tommy McFly and Kelly Collis, EB and Matt Valdez from the Sports Junkies and VA Congressional candidate Mark Gibson.

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This year’s event benefited the GW Mammovan. For more info follow @dcnewsbabes on twitter. Special thanks to our gracious sponsors The Howard Theatre, Bethesda Row, Alton Lane, Onomonomedia, Sweet Signatures and Georgetown Cupcake. Photos by Daniel Swartz .

Women from all stations and networks hosted this year’s bash.

Newsmen in Pink were the ultimate gentlemen in custom pink by Alton Lane

Redskins Derrick Dockery and Lorenzo Alexander

So grateful of my girlfriends who came out to support… Catherine, Sumita and Kelly! My dress is by local designer Gennet Purcell of Maven. It’s called “Verse” and can be worn a billion different ways!

Getting the scoop.. of Dolci Gelati! Peter Doocy, Luke Russert, Mike Hydeck and Ed Henry.

Media gal pals.. Juliana Jeans and Aly Jacobs of Mix 107.3

NBC4’s Brian Callahan and CCTV’s Elaine Reyes

Teri Galvez and Debbie Sigmund showed support

Bright for the fight

NBC4’s Jason Gittlen and Lauren Dunn

Survivor Stef Woods in great spirits

Fashion show producer Maggy Francois and Ike Nwaneri of Keadworks/Kojami

With BrandlinkDC’s Jayne Sandman, Barbara Martin and Alton Lane’s CEO Colin Hunter

Aba Kwawu,  Lynda Erkiletian, Tommy McFly and Michelle Dellino

Kelly Olson with Microsoft’s Mark Drapeau

Sweet Signatures’ breast cancer inspired treats

Dr. Rachel Brem talks about the Mammovan’s impact

NBC4’S Dave Carter in action

An awesome view

Nerd Prom Weekend Recap

8 parties and who knows how many dresses (and 1 jumper!) White House Correspondents Dinner weekend is over. I’m so glad this only happens once a year. It is exciting and utterly exhausting all at the same time. Here’s a sampling of where we were.. who we saw and how much fun it was seeing the world of politics and Hollywood collide.

We kicked things off Thursday night at the Ritz-Carlton Washington DC for a private dinner hosted by The Creative Coalition, Elle Magazine and Lanmark Technologies .The awesome Alex Wagner of MSNBC and Norah O’Donnell from CBS were honored as leading women in media. Thank you to April Firoozabadi for the wonderful fashion styling for the weekend!  (Photos by Allison Priebe Brooks, Pamela Sorensen, Paul Moretti)

CC’s Robin Bronk with Ginnifer Goodwin and Lani Hay

David Arquette

Tim Daly with Rebecca Cooper and Emily Miller

Friday night it was tres’ party time. First stop the Turkish Embassy for The Hill party. Then it was off to the W Hotel for the very fun Google/Hollywood Reporter bash. The night ended on L street for the Funny or Die 1st Amendment Party where Charlize showed up.

Mark Drapeau scores the pic all guys would die for

With Matthew Morrison and my co-anchor Richard Jordan

Later arriving at Funny or Die

Judy Kurtz and Scott Brodbeck

Early birds Tommy McFly and Kelly Collis spotted late night at Funny or Die

Saturday after anchoring the morning shows I met my girlfriend Pamela Brown at the WHCD brunch hosted by Tammy Haddad. It was a bit chilly… but still a great time. Lilo was there with her lawyer and Kris Jenner. We also spotted Woody Harrelson who I loved in the Hunger Games and Game Change.

My friend Jimmy gets a close up with Lindsay

With Pamela and Allison out back

Kris Jenner takes our friend Tony’s Camera and gets to work!

Loved seeing Jayne Sandman and husband Jeff Dufour

Saturday night we stopped by Capitol File’s party at the Newseum. Spotted were NBC’s Matt Glassman, Eun Yang and Doug Kammerer. We then finished the night at MSNBC’s party at the Italian Embassy.

At Capitol File with my lady friends Pamela and Amanda who were stunning!

Instagram with Megan McCain at MSNBC party

From the Vanity Fair party.. one of the cutest couples ever! Mark and Kelly!

And finally “the day after” arrived! I still had to do the shows Sunday morning. David Gregory joined us on set and said he too was feeling a little tired after a long night. It was good to know I was not alone in having to work the next day. After the show it was off to the Hay-Adams. John McLaughlin was hosting his famous Sunday brunch on the roof. The view was great as were the eggs benedict!

Julie Chen with hubby Les Moonves

Social Media Week Happy Hour

It was pizza night with the powers that be when it comes to DC social media. The board for Social Media Week DC gathered at iStrategy Labs to indulge in Paridiso and to plan the great week in February #SMWDC.
If you love social media, want to see how it could help your career or maybe you just want to meet some tech savvy people mark your calendar for Feb 13th-17th.

2012 Social Media Week DC

It’s the first time the global event is being held in Washington. There will be a variety of great networking and educational sessions, I’m hosting one on that Thursday the 16th. Tune in to NBC4 at 9AM on February 11th when iStrategy Lab’s Peter Corbett joins me in studio to talk about all the exciting stuff the week has in store for you!

Mark Drapeau chats it up

With Svetlana Legetic (Congrats on being named on of GQ’s 50 Most Powerful in Washington!)

Geek 2 Chic: Nerds turned trendsetters

With NBC News Photographer Jim Long aka @newmediaJim

Mission Accomplished (and in style!) Our area’s biggest Geeks transformed into real trendsetters at Geek 2 Chic 2011. Held at the newly renovated Bloomingdale’s in Chevy Chase the guys really worked the catwalk busting out everything from the moonwalk to the… splits! PLEASE if you have video of this let me know!

PHOTOS: Geek 2 Chic 2011

Special shout out to NFTE, the group benefiting from the night. The group has helped thousands of youth from low-income neighborhoods become successful in the world of business. Microsoft and Bloomingdale’s presented the event and The Aba Agency directed the show.  Mark Drapeau of Microsoft did an excellent job serving as Executive Director. We’re looking forward to the grand opening of the new Microsoft Store at Tysons Corner later this month too! (Most photos by Revamp)

Colleen Laughlin and Megan Hughes

NBC4 producer Brian Callahan with friends Richard and Ro

Microsoft’s Mark Drapeau and Andrew Noyes of Facebook

Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE)  graduate Jabious Williams

I took this shot during my welcoming remarks

My Geek get up

Peter Corbett of iStrategy Labs

Kelly Collis from 94.7 FM wins Joe Jonas tickets

Geek 2 Chic.. the night nerds turn hot

Dr. Mark Drapeau with Microsoft stops by the NBC4 studios to talk about the upcoming Geek 2 Chic fashion show at Bloomingdale’s in Chevy Chase. Get your tickets here… more on this story at

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Geek 2 Chic back again!

Who says Mr. Smarty Pants can’t have style? The awesome Geek 2 Chic charity fashion show returns to DC for a second year.  Facebook’s Andrew Noyes and Chris Moody of Yahoo! News are just a few of the faces you’ll see struttin’ their stuff down the Bloomingdale’s catwalk.

Join Microsoft’s Mark Drapeau and more than 20 of Washington’s most prominent geeks November 8th. The event benefits the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship. A self-proclaimed geek myself I’m ridiculously excited to be this year’s emcee.

TICKETS: Geek 2 Chic 2011

Tickets for guests are $75 for VIP seating and admission to the exclusive L2 Lounge afterparty co-presented by $45 for general admission. Buy tickets here: — Admission is limited, and guests *must* purchase tickets in adv


AMP Summit 2011: Meeting of many minds

We spent a day at the 2nd AMP Summit in DC. AMP stands for Activism + Media + Policy. Public officials and regulators, experts from think tanks, trade associations, and public relations and media heads all attended. I particularly enjoyed closing remarks with CBS White House correspondent Mark Knoller. He talked about  traditional reporting with the pros and cons of new media.

Attendees Ann Brady and Chul Yim

Mark Drapeau of Microsoft moderates a panel on philanthropy

Mark Knoller on discovering twitter: “It was like my own personal wire service.”

AOL/Huffington Post’s Peter Cherukuri (right) moderates a panel on the Future of News

Gilt City DC Garden Party at Halcyon House

DC trendsetters gather for a stylish garden party to welcome’s Gilt City DC!

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 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

Publicyte: Meet Microsoft’s new digital mag

Ellen Scott and Mark Drapeau

Microsoft starts a new chapter in their electronic dynasty, but what’s else can this juggernaut do?  How about launch an online magazine called Publicyte.

PHOTOS: Publicyte Launch Party at L2

They partied in the dark for a new Microsoft magazine shedding light on technology and how it’s changing government. 

The digital only magazine called Publicyte celebrated it’s launch at L2 Lounge in Georgetown.

Editor-in-Chief Mark Drapeau says the site is all about cutting edge technology happening in the public and civic sectors… government, healthcare, philanthropy and politics.

Watch more on the Publicyte launch party on WUSA9 

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