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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 04/03/2011

The daughters of David Bloom: Their annual tributes to late NBC reporter at Congressional Correspondents’ Dinner (video)

(NBC via Reuters)
Over the past five years, the Beltway media-political crowd has watched the daughters of the late David Bloom grow up. The NBC reporter died of deep-vein thrombosis while covering the Iraq invasion in 2003. Two years later, the Radio and TV Correspondents’ Association named an award for him, and in 2006, his daughters became the annual presenters of the prize. See video of their yearly appearances, courtesy of C-SPAN...

Twins Nicole and Christine Bloom were 12 in 2006 when they presented the award for the first time, in front of a dinner audience that included Vice President Dick Cheney.

(Video: Bloom daughters at 2006 RTCA dinner, C-SPAN)

They returned in 2007, when President George W. Bush was the dinner’s headliner, joined by their little sister Ava, then 7.

(Video: Bloom daughters at 2007 RTCA dinner, C-SPAN)

In 2008, the Bloom sisters happily announced their mother Melanie’s new marriage to Dan McNulty, a widower who brought two children of his own to their family.

(Video: Bloom daughters at 2008 RTCA dinner, C-SPAN)

In 2009, they delivered condolences to Luke Russert, whose father Tim of “Meet the Press” had died the previous spring.

(Video: Bloom daughters at 2009 RTCA dinner, C-SPAN)

In 2010, Ava took the place of Christine, who was off at lacrosse camp.

(Video: Bloom daughters at the 2010 RTCA dinner, C-SPAN)

All three came to the stage last week at the 2011 gala, renamed the Congressional Correspondents’ Dinner.

(Video: Bloom daughters at the 2011 Congressional Correspondents’ Dinner, C-SPAN)

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