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RTCA Honors Vic Ratner with Career Achievement Award

20140612_193948At last night’s Radio and Television Correspondents’ Association annual Congressional correspondents’ dinner, recipients of several awards were recognized for excellence in areas of television and radio reporting.

The evening’s comedic guest was Nick Offerman, who plays Ron Swanson on “Parks and Recreation.” White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough also offered remarks. Honored guests included Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton; Michael Steel, press secretary to the Speaker of the House; Adam Jentleson, communications director to the Majority Leader of the Senate; Drew Hammill, communications director to the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives; Mike Mastrian, director of the Senate Radio-TV Gallery; Olga Ramirez Kornacki, director of the House Radio-TV Gallery; and comedienne Megan Mullally.

Click through for a list of the evening’s award recipients and here for our list of the top ten comedic fails of the night. Read more

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Clearing up Confusion of RTCA Board Duties

confusion-4.jpeg Thank God for Mike Mastrian, director of the Senate Radio-TV gallery, and a few other trusty Fishbowl readers, for clearing up specifics on the results of the Radio & TV Correspondent’s Association Board elections.

Some confusion swirled on upcoming duties (but for the sake of keeping human relations peaceful today we won’t get into those gritty details). Suffice it to say that “NewsHour’s” Linda Scott’s position as chair comes to a close at the end of 2009. C-SPAN’s Peter Slen is the board’s acting chair for 2010.

“RTCA members serve a two-year term on the committee,” wrote Mastrian in an e-mail. “The person receiving the largest number of votes in the RTCA election becomes chair in the second year of his or her term.”

“So … Linda Scott is the current chair, and her two-year term ends this year. She received the most votes in the RTCA election in December 2007. Peter Slen received the most votes in the RTCA election in December of 2008. He began serving in 2009. He becomes chair in his second term – 2010. And, [CNN's] Jay McMichael received the most votes in the 2009 election. He becomes chair in 2011.

“Hope this helps clear up the confusion.”