Washington, DC – On April 30th, notable celebrities and journalists converged at The Washington Hilton to mark the 102nd White House Correspondents’ Dinner. Here are a few photos from the red carpet before they entered the dinner.
The White House Correspondents’ Association (WHCA) is an organization of journalists who cover the White House and the President of the United States.
The WHCA was founded on February 25, 1914, by journalists in response to an unfounded rumor that a Congressional committee would select which journalists could attend press conferences of President Woodrow Wilson.
The WHCA‘s annual dinner, begun in 1920, has become a Washington, D.C. tradition and is usually attended by the President and Vice President.
Fifteen presidents have attended at least one WHCA dinner, beginning with Calvin Coolidge in 1924. The dinner is traditionally held on the evening of the last Saturday in April at The Washington Hilton and this year was no different.
This year was also President Obama‘s last WHCD.