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
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