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Yahoo! News Celebrates Chalian, Campaign Season

Photo L to R: Rick Klein, Robin Sproul, Richard Kaplan, Ross Levinsohn, Jonathan Karl, Amy Walter, Joe Ruffolo.

If you didn’t make it up to the rooftop of 101 Constitution Ave for Yahoo! News’ swanky soiree on Wednesday night, here’s a quick recap of what you missed:  Thrown by event extraordinaire Philip Dufour, the party was held in large part to welcome new DC bureau chief David Chalian.  In addition, the newsgroup used the opportunity to kick off their 2012 campaign coverage plans and to raise a glass to their partnership with ABC News.

Ross Levinsohn, Yahoo! EVP of the Americas  (and American University alum),  spoke about Yahoo! News’ expanding editorial coverage and presence in Washington to a crowd that included many familiar faces from ABC’s DC bureau:  Ann Compton, Jonathan Karl, Rick Klein, Polson Kanneth, Richard Kaplan, Amy Walter and Robin Sproul.  Also in attendance were WaPo‘s Dana Milbank, Neil Patel of the Daily Caller, NJ’s Chris Frates, Jane Mayer from the New Yorker, CNN’s Dan Lothian and Alex Mooney, Politico’s Marty Kady and Keach Hagey, Judy Kurtz of The Hill, NBC’s Adam Verdugo, MSNBC’s Karen Finney, CQ Roll Call’s Mark Walters and FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski.

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Yahoo News to Host Swanky Soiree

Yahoo! News will make a splash in the District next week with a rooftop fete at 101 Constitution Ave.  Few details about the invite-only soiree were offered in an invitation headlined “We’ve got news to share” but judging by the newsgroup’s selection of Philip Dufour as event planner, the party will be an affair to remember.  Dufour, former social secretary for Al and Tipper Gore, was the mastermind behind many of the city’s most memorable celebrations.  His company was responsible for BBC’s RTCA after-party in 2010, MSNBC’s 2010 WHCD fete and 2009 RTCA after-party, and the black-tie grand re-opening of Georgetown’s Social Safeway.  In short, you had us at “Dufour,” Yahoo.

Journos Get ‘Social’ at Safeway

Cocktails flowed to live music while waiters carried flutes of Cristal and Dom through the crowd. Politicos and media types, dressed in cocktail attire nibbled on shrimp, creme puffs and other culinary delicacies…

While this might sound like an exclusive cocktail on Embassy Row, it was actually the scene at the new Georgetown Social Safeway last night. Media types such as WaPo Publisher Katharine Weymouth and Washingtonian Publisher Cathy Merrill Williams joined WaPo’s Amy Argetsinger, Carol Joynt, Politico’s Kiki Ryan, CBS’ Christine Delargy, Tammy Haddad, 9 News’ Angie Goff, Janet Donovan, Politics Daily’s Annie Groer, Georgetown Dish’s Judith Beermann, Tim Burger, Marlene Hall and Linda Roth for free run of the uber-chic grocery megastore.

The fete, planned by event guru Philip Dufour (the mastermind behind MSNBC’s WHCD & RTCA parties) was actually a blast. Who knew grocery stores could be so much fun?

MSNBC to Host WHCD After Party

Move over Bloomberg, Vanity Fair and Cap File…MSNBC is making a play for “it” party following this year’s White House Correspondents Dinner on Saturday May 1, 2010.

According to WHCInsider.com, MSNBC’s fete will planned by event producer, Philip Dufour, the brains and creative brawn behind last year’s RTCA after-party extravaganza (also hosted by MSNBC).

For more details, check out WHCInsider.com.