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Women Ruled Zentan for 2014 Series Launch

10001385_748690051810766_1034168253_nLast night, POLITICO, Google and the Tory Burch Foundation kicked off the “Women Rule” series for 2014 at Zentan. The cocktail reception brought together participants from last year’s series and invited them to share their aspirations for the coming year. The event also featured Zentan’s Executive Chef Jennifer Nguyen, a contestant on Food Network’s Beat Bobby Flay.

The first “Women Rule” event is scheduled for late March in DC – more details are expected soon. The series will also host events in New York City and San Francisco this year, capping off with an end-of-year conference in Washington.

1904150_748690041810767_1961860382_nIn attendance: CNN’s Brianna Keilar, Gloria Borger, Erin McPikeMichelle Jaconi, and Kristen Holmes; NBC’s Betsy Fischer Martin and Kasie Hunt; MSNBC’s Karen Finney; Washington Post’s Ruth Marcus: Larry King’s producer Carrie Stevenson; WJLA’s Autria Godfrey and Jummy Olabanji; Time’s Jay Newton Small; Yahoo’s Garance Franke-Ruta; InTheCapital’s Sophie Pyle; BitchesWhoBrunch.com’s Cori Sue Morris (since it’s the weekend, wa-la, bitcheswhobrunch.com!); Emily’s List’s Marcy Stech; SKDKnickerbocker’s Jill Zuckman; Kim Oates from the House Radio-TV Gallery; Brunswick Group’s Su-Lin Nichols; the White House’s Tara McGuinness; Corcoran’s Rachel Cothran; Komen’s Kiki Ryan; Kate Bake’s Katelyn Sornik; Tracy Sefl; Gloria Dittus; and Mindy Finn.

1528463_748689968477441_335092248_nAs well as sponsors, including POLITICO’s Kim Kingsley, Lois Romano, Beth Lester Sidhu, Christine Delargy, Jessie Niewold, and Peter Cherukuri; the new head of the Tory Burch Foundation Bari Mattes (her first week in the position!); and Google’s Jesse Suskin, Sam Smith and Mistique Cano.

Photos by Rod Lamkey Jr.

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Ex-Wife Replaces Ex-Hubby On Anchor Desk

images-2File this under awkward.

WJLA’s Good Morning Washington team is seeing a few changes. Among them, an ex-wife who will replace her ex-husband on the anchor desk.

How’s that for cosmic revenge? Read more

WJLA’s Thuman Welcomes Wife to Newsroom

Thuman and Godfrey in 2008

You know what they say…the couple that reports together, stays together.  Okay, no one says that but we sure hope it’s the case for Scott Thuman and Autria Godfrey.  Married in 2008, the dynamic duo is now sharing both a home and newsroom since Godfrey joined her anchorman hubby at WJLA earlier this month.

After freelancing for Tribune, CBS Newspath and Foxnews Edge over the past couple of years, Godfrey landed a gig as a general assignment reporter for both ABC7 and NC8 where Thuman recently re-signed his contract as Senior Political Reporter and anchor.  Thuman tells FishbowlDC that he and Godfrey haven’t worked together before but have crossed paths in the field while covering events like President Obama’s inauguration, Pentagon’s 9/11 memorial ceremony, elections and recent package bombs at Maryland government facilities.

“As for working together…so far it’s great,”  Thuman said.  “Because our schedules almost never coincided, we often were just ships passing in the night.  While working in the same newsroom could be too close for comfort, it’s a real positive for us,”  Thuman concluded.

You can catch Scott anchoring “Good Morning Washington” from 4.30-7.00 a.m. or at 6.00 pm daily when he returns to cover politics.

h/t Kevin C.