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Toast of the Town: Corke’s Goodbye DC, Hello Miami Party

Former NBC White House correspondent Kevin Corke said adios to DC and hola to South Beach with a Latin-inspired celebration at Lima last night. He’s moving to Miami for a gig as NBC 6/WTVJ’s main anchor.

The party was hosted by Corke’s former NBC colleagues Kerri Forrest, Allison Kaminsky Putala and yours truly, Christine Delargy, and his former ESPN colleague Melissa Jacobs, who’s now blogging at TheFootballGirl.com.

A big contingency from Corke’s NBC days came out, including former NBC Washington bureau chief Wendy Wilkinson, former NBC correspondent Jeannie Ohm, former White House producer Tammy Kupperman Thorp and Sarah Irwin, who’s now at Reuters, as well as plenty of current NBC-ers like Luke Russert and prods Carl Sears and Adam Verdugo.

Some friends from the White House press corps were also in attendance: ABC’s John Hendren, Reuters’ Jon Decker, CNN’s Suzanne Malveaux and Kathleen Koch and Politico‘s Nia-Malika Henderson, as well as Tony Fratto and Stuart Siciliano from the Bush White House.

Also: Pamela Punch’s Pamela Sorensen (check out her write-up here), Neil Grace, Democratic strategist Chris Kofinis, CBS’ Kaylee Hartung and Frank Thorp, and a strong showing from Corke’s frat brothers!


Corke and party hostesses.

More party pics after the jump…

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Dana Milbank Attempts a Salahi… Hilarity Ensues.

Somehow WaPo‘s Dana Milbank wasn’t invited to last night’s White House press holiday party, but he still managed to get the money shot with the President and First Lady… only at Madame Tussaud’s. Deputy funny-man Josh Earnest even suggests wearing a red sari.

Another attempt tonight, Milbank?

Charlie Sits Down with President in Last Week as “World News” Anchor

ABC’s Charlie Gibson is going out with a bang… in his last week in the chair, the “World News” anchor will sit down with President Obama Wednesday and anchor from the White House for tomorrow evening’s show.

Wonder if he’ll make it to the White House’s press holiday party this evening…

RELATED: ABCNews.com Celebrates Gibson’s Career

Wolf’s Hips Don’t Lie

Did you know CNN’s Wolf Blitzer inspired Shakira‘s new album “She Wolf?”

Tune into the “Situation Room” Wednesday to find out just how… Not “Whenever, Wherever,” it’s tomorrow on CNN.

Chuck and Savannah’s “Daily Rundown” Coming to MSNBC Morning

They blog, they tweet, they’re on Facebook, all as they report for “Today,” “Nightly” and MSNBC on the biggest beat in Washington.

And now, NBC White House correspodents Chuck Todd and Savannah Guthrie will ring in the new year with a new show on MSNBC.

“Daily Rundown” will take over the 9am hour following “Morning Joe.” It’s speculated that the second hour of Dylan Ratigan‘s “Morning Meeting” will move to the afternoon as a lead in to Chris Matthews‘ “Hardball.”

“It fits the rhythm of our day,” Todd, who is also NBC’s political director in addition to chief White House correspondent, told WaPo‘s Howard Kurtz.

>>MORE from an NBC press release: “The Daily Rundown” debuts January 11th and will be seniored by Washington producer Libby Leist.

Ratigan will move to the 4pm hour and “The Dylan Ratigan Show” also debuts on the 11th. David Shuster and Tamron Hall, who anchored from 3-5pm, will remain MSNBC dayside anchors.

George Thanks “This Week” Viewers

On the eve of his move from DC to NY and from Sundays to mornings, ABC’s George Stephanopoulos thanked “This Week” viewers at the close of this Sunday’s show.

“That’s our show for today.

You may have heard that tomorrow I start at “Good Morning America”…

It’s going to be a great challenge for me, and I hope you’ll tune in there too…

My only regret as I head to New York is that I won’t be able to continue our Sundays on “This Week” for very much longer. As all of you know, this has been a special and important forum for discussing politics and public affairs ever since David Brinkley began the program almost thirty years ago. It’s been a big part of my life too — and an honor to anchor these last seven years.

I’ll continue until a successor is named… so for now, I’ll just say

Thanks for sharing part of this Sunday with us… We’ll see you next week.”

Video here.

Sunday Show Preview

NBC’s Meet the Press: President’s Council of Economic Advisers Chair Dr. Christina Romer, former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, Gov. Jennifer Granholm (D-MI), former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA) and CNBC’s Jim Cramer

CBS’ Face the Nation: Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV), Sen. Ben Nelson (D-NE) and Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT)

ABC’s This Week: National Economic Council Director Lawrence Summers, Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) and a roundtable with ABC’s George Will, former Bush White House counselor Ed Gillespie, HuffPost’s Arianna Huffington, the Center for American Progress’ John Podesta and American Urban Radio Networks’ April Ryan

Fox News Sunday: Sen. Judd Gregg (R-NH), Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO), Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK), Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA), US Consumer Product Safety Commission’s Inex Tenenbaum and a panel with Fox News analysts the Weekly Standard‘s Bill Kristol, NPR’s Mara Liasson, Liz Cheney and NPR’s Juan Williams

CNN’s State of the Union: Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), Sen. John Thune (R-SD), National Economic Council Director Lawrence Summers, CNN’s Donna Brazile, William Bennett and Suze Orman

CNN’s Reliable Sources with Howard Kurtz: The Baltimore Sun‘s David Zurawik, “Beat the Press” on WGBH’s Emily Rooney, former NBC “Today” executive producer and former CBS’ “Early Show” senior executive producer Steve Friedman, USA Today‘s Christine Brennan, CBS Sportsline’s Gregg Doyel and pop culture commentator Lola Ogunnaike

CNN’s GPS with Fareed Zakaria: “The Skeptical Environmentalist” author Bjorn Lomborg, NYT‘s Paul Krugman, “The American Future” author Simon Schama, “Start Up Nation” author Dan Senor and FT‘s Chrystia Freeland

NBC’s The Chris Matthews Show: HD Net’s Dan Rather, NBC’s Kelly O’Donnell and NYT‘s Andrew Ross Sorkin and Helene Cooper

Washington Week with Gwen Ifill and National Journal: NYT‘s Jeff Zeleny, WaPo‘s Dan Balz, LAT‘s Janet Hook and Politico‘s Eamon Javers

Bloomberg’s Political Capital with Al Hunt: Special Envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan Ambassador Richard Holbrooke and Bloomberg’s Rich Miller, Kristin Jensen, Julianna Goldman, Margaret Carlson and Kate O’Beirne

Washington Watch with Roland Martin: Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA), and Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO), McClatchy’s Bill Douglas, TWT‘s Deborah Simmons, Democratic strategist Karen Finney, Roll Call TV and Philadelphia Tribune‘s Robert Traynham, Politico‘s Nia-Malika Henderson and News One/Interactive One’s Smokey Fontaine

CNN’s Amanpour: Top U.S. Commander in Afghanistan Gen. Stanley McChrystal

Will update as we learn them.

To Crash or Not to Crash? The Media-Types’ Complete, Up-To-Date Holiday Party Guide

We’ll just provide the dets of this holiday season’s media-type parties, most of which are invite-only, and let you decide for yourself whether or not to pull a Salahi…

Tonight

6-8pm MediaBistro hosts a “Holiday Party” at Current Sushi

9pm Once Upon a Prom hosts an “Ugly Christmas Sweater Party” at The Rookery

Thursday, December 10th

6pm Radio & TV Correspondents Association hosts a “Holiday Party” at the Capitol Visitors Center

6-8pm Regional Reporters hosts a “Holiday Party” in the Truman Lounge at the National Press Club

6:30-8pm Corcoran hosts a “Contemporaries Evening and Holiday Party” (invite only)

Monday, December 14th

6:30-9pm NLGJA-DC hosts “Cocktails and Conversation” at Long View Gallery, with special guests, former employees of Blade and Director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management John Berry

Tuesday, December 15th

6pm Heritage Foundation hosts a “Media Christmas Party” (invite only)

Wednesday, December 16th

7-9pm Fashion Group International of Greater Washington, DC and Greater Washington Fashion Chamber of Commerce host a “Very Fashionable Holiday” at Saki

And some non-holiday parties on our calendar…

Wednesday, December 16th

6pm The Georgetown Dish Launch Party at Tackle Box (invite only)

6pm Former NBC News White House correspondent Kevin Corke‘s Going Away Party at Lima (invite only)

We’ll continue to update this list. Follow FBDC’s coverage here on the blog and on Twitter.

Quinn, Gillespie & Associates Ring in the Holiday Season in Style


VandeHei, Stoddard, Allen, Quinn and kiddies.

Last night was a big night for holiday parties – the Brunswick Group held court at L2, Scene Bisnow celebrated at Public Bar but the evening’s big ticket event was hosted by Quinn, Gillespie & Associates on the roof of the new W Hotel.

Complete with ice sculptures, a snow machine, a snow globe bar, DJ Chris Burns and a jazz quartet, the party drew big names from the political and media worlds, including Rep. Steny Hoyer and Fox News’ Brit Hume.

Clinton White House counsel and QGA Chairman Jack Quinn welcomed to his scenic bash, a glam bipartisan guest list — Rep. Joe Crowley (D-NY) and Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC) mingled with former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott (R-MS) and former Sen. John Warner (R-VA). And hostess with the most-ess Susanna Quinn dazzled in a gold cocktail dress.

Media noteables: Fox News’ Bret Baier and Amy Baier, CNN’s Ed Henry, NBC’s Savannah Guthrie, Libby Leist and Betsy Fischer, Tammy Haddad, Politico in full-force- Jim VandeHei, Mike Allen, Kim Kingsley, Jonathan Martin, Anne Schroeder Mullins, Patrick Gavin and Kiki Ryan, John McCaslin, Google’s Craig Walker, Peter Cherukuri, ABC’s Emily Lenzner, Polson Kanneth and Courtney Cohen, WaPo‘s Amy Argetsinger, Roll Call‘s Jackie Kucinich, The Hill‘s A.B. Stoddard, Jared Allen and Christina Wilkie, CongressDaily‘s Erin McPike, Chris Brown, Mix 107.3′s Tommy McFly, Politics Daily’s Emily Miller, Yeas and Nays’ Tara Palmeri, Elizabeth Thorp, Jayne Sandman, UrbanDaddy’s Jeff Dufour, Tim Burger, Kimball Stroud and Todd Flournoy.


Quinn does an interview with WashingtonPost.com.

qga ice sculpture.jpg

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To Crash or Not to Crash? The Media-Types’ Complete, Up-To-Date Holiday Party Guide

We’ll just provide the dets of this holiday season’s media-type parties, most of which are invite-only, and let you decide for yourself whether or not to pull a Salahi…

Tonight

6pm Quinn & Gillespie host a “Holiday Party” at the W Roof (invite only)

6:30-8:30pm The American News Women’s Club host a “Holiday Party” at headquarters on Embassy Row (invite only)

7:30pm The Brunswick Group’s Hilary Rosen, David Shapiro, David Sutphen and Michele Davis host a “Holiday Party” at L2 (invite only)

Wednesday, December 9th

6-8pm MediaBistro hosts a “Holiday Party” at Current Sushi

Thursday, December 10th

6pm Radio & TV Correspondents Association hosts a “Holiday Party” at the Capitol Visitors Center

6-8pm Regional Reporters hosts a “Holiday Party” in the Truman Lounge at the National Press Club

6:30-8pm Corcoran hosts a “Contemporaries Evening and Holiday Party” (invite only)

Monday, December 14th

6:30-9pm NLGJA-DC hosts “Cocktails and Conversation” at Long View Gallery, with special guests, former employees of Blade and Director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management John Berry

Wednesday, December 16th

7-9pm Fashion Group International of Greater Washington, DC and Greater Washington Fashion Chamber of Commerce host a “Very Fashionable Holiday” at Saki

We’ll continue to update this list. Follow FBDC’s coverage here on the blog and on Twitter.

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