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White House Correspondents' Association Dinner

White House Correspondents' Association Dinner

  • Premiered: 
    May 1, 1993
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  • Network: C-SPAN
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Special, Annual
  • Type: Live Action
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Plot Synopsis

Each year, the White House Correspondents Association hosts a dinner, affectionately called the "nerd prom," which draws movers and shakers from the worlds of journalism, politics, and entertainment. Proceeds from the dinner help fund over $100,000 in scholarships and awards that recognize aspiring and accomplished journalists. At the dinner, the President traditionally delivers his own set of jokes, poking fun at himself as well as his political opponents, before the night's host, usually a comedian, takes the podium. The president did not attend three consecutive events from 2017-2019 and then the dinner was canceled in 2020 & 2021 because of the pandemic.
The 2023 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner takes place on on Saturday, April 29, 2023, with Roy Wood Jr. as host/entertainer. Wood was a broadcast journalism major at Florida A&M University in 1998, when he fell in love with comedy and launched his career in standup. CNN, MSNBC, C-SPAN, and start live coverage at 8pm ET/5pm PT. John Berman & Jessica Dean (CNN) and Ayman Mohyeldin (MSNBC) host coverage for their respective networks.


Other Titles

  • Also known as White House Correspondents' Dinner
  • Also known as WHCA's annual dinner
  • Informally known as Nerd Prom

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Bob Bain Productions (2022)


  • - Washington DC USA