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The VIPs attending the 2015 White House Correspondents’ Dinner

The cast of ABC’s “Scandal” at the annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner in Washington on May 3, 2014. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)

Washington, we’ve got T-minus 1 day until this town’s annual game of “Who Wants to Touch a Celebrity?,” commonly referred to as the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, and news outlets are already showing their cards (although there’s been no mention of “House of Cards” stars yet). Here’s a list of who we know will be in town so far. Check back for updates as more names start rolling in.


Bradley Cooper, actor

Christopher Nolan, director


Kristina Schake, communications adviser to Hillary Clinton

Elizabeth Allen, communications adviser to President Obama

Caroline Adler, communications director, Office of the First Lady


Brian Chesky, Airbnb founder and CEO

NBC Universal:

Lorne Michaels, producer

Tara Lipinski, ice skater

Johnny Weir, ice skater

Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.)

Sen. Bob Casey, Jr., (D-Pa.)

Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.)

Paul Buccieri, president of A&E Network and History Channel

Cecilia Muñoz, director of the White House Domestic Policy Council

Tina Tchen, chief of staff to first lady Michelle Obama

Tom Colicchio, chef

Cody Keenan, White House speechwriter for President Obama

Peter Farrelly, film director

Don Nelson, former NBA player and head coach

Andy Lack, chairman of NBC News

Phil Griffin, president of MSNBC

Mark Hoffman, president of CNBC

NBC News:

Andrea Mitchell, Chief Foreign Affairs correspondent

Chuck Todd, Moderator of “Meet the Press” and NBC News Political Director

Lester Holt, anchor of “Nightly News” Weekend and co- anchor of “TODAY” Weekend

Al Roker, co-anchor of “The Today Show”

Kristen Welker, White House correspondent

Chris Jansing, Senior White House correspondent

Cynthia McFadden, Senior Investigative correspondent

Tamron Hall, co-anchor of “The Today Show”

Tom Costello, National correspondent

Jim Miklaszweski, Chief Pentagon correspondent

Kelly O’Donnell, Capitol Hill correspondent

Pete Williams, Justice correspondent

Peter Alexander, White House correspondent


Joe Scarborough, co-host of “Morning Joe”

Mika Brzezinski, co-host of “Morning Joe”

Al Sharpton, host of “Politics Nation”

Chris Matthews, host of “Hard Ball with Chris Matthews”

Toure, co-host of “The Cycle”

Lawrence O’Donnell, host of “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell”

Krystal Ball, co-host of “The Cycle”

Kasie Hunt, political correspondent

Abby Huntsman, co-host of “The Cycle”

Thomas Roberts, anchor of “MSNBC Live”

Alex Wagner, anchor of “Now with Alex Wagner”

Ari Melber, co-host of “The Cycle”

Joy Reid, political commentator

Ronan Farrow, journalist


Hampton Pearson, Washington bureau correspondent

Diana Olick, real estate correspondent and editor of “Realty Check”

Kelly Evans, co-anchor of “Closing Bell”

Joe Kernen, co-host of “Squawk Box”

Carl Quintanilla, anchor of “Squawk on the Street”

Becky Quick, anchor of “Squawk Box”

John Harwood, chief Washington correspondent

Melissa Lee, news anchor

Jim Cramer, host of “Mad Money”

Sara Eisen, global consumer correspondent

Scott Wapner, host of “Fast Money Halftime Report”

Eamon Javers, Washington, D.C. reporter

Steve Liesman, senior economics reporter

Rick Santelli, Business News network editor

Jon Fortt, co-host of “Squawk Alley”


Jose Diaz-Balart, anchor of “Noticiero Telemundo”

Maria Celeste Arraras, actress

The Washington Blade:

Laverne Cox, actress


Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks quarterback

Ciara, singer and Russell Wilson’s date

Bill Belichick, New England Patriots head coach

Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin Baders basketball player 

The Hill:

Lucy Liu, actress

Connie Britton, actress

Constance Zimmer, actress


Jane Fonda, actress

Eric Dane, actor

Rebecca Gayheart, actress and wife of Eric Dane

CBS News:

Gina Rodriguez, actress

Henri Esteve, actor

Madeleine Albright, former Secretary of State

Téa Leoni, actress

Tim Daly, actor

Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.)

John Miller, Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence & Counter-terrorism of the NYPD

Julian Castro, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development J

Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Texas)

Anotine Chedid, Lebanon Ambassador to the U.S.

David Thorne, former U.S. Ambassador to Italy

Cosmopolitan Magazine:

Norman Reedus, actor

Lauren Cohan, actor

Billy Eichner, Funny or Die

Gabourey Sidibe, actress

The Washington Post:

Tom Perez, United States Secretary of Labor

Jack Lew, United States Secretary of the Treasury

Fred Hochberg, Chairman and President of the Export-Import Bank of the United States

Steve Case, co-founder of AOL and Chairman of Case Foundation and Revolution

Jean Case, CEO of The Case Foundation

Megan Smith, United States Chief Technology Officer in the Office of Science and Technology Policy

The New Yorker:

Larry Wilmore, Comedy Central host


Julie Bowen, actress

Ty Burrell, actor

Jesse Tyler Ferguson, actor

Eric Stonestreet, actor

Anthony Anderson, actor

Tracee Ellis Ross, actress

Kenya Barris, creator of “Black-ish”

Kerry Washington, actress

Atlantic Media:

Tim Simons, actor

Michelle Monaghan, actress

Samantha Power, United States Ambassador to the United Nations

Cass Sunstein

Jeff Zients, director of the National Economic Council

Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.)

Ray Mabus, Secretary of the Navy

Fox News: 

Brody Jenner, reality star

Donald Trump, real estate magnate

Melania Trump, wife of Donald Trump

Martha Stewart, TV personality

Kelly Rutherford, actress

Billie Jean King, former professional tennis player

Alanna Masterson, actress


Jane Seymour, actress

Alfre Woodard, actress

Wendy Mclendon Covey, actress

Pete Wentz, musician

Naya Rivera, actress

Michelle Trachtenberg, actress

Rob Thomas, musician

Troian Bellisario, actress

Maria Menounos

Thomson Reuters:

Ava DuVernay, director

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, actor

Michael Kelly, actor

Andre Holland, actor

Chrissy Teigen, model

Brandon Marshall, New York Jets wide receiver

James Gorman, Chairman and CEO, Morgan Stanley

Jeh Johnson, United States Secretary of Homeland Security

John Hickenlooper, Governor of Colorado

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.)

Neil Eggelston, White House Counsel

Anita Breckenridge, Deputy Chief of Staff to President Obama

Michael Froman, U.S. Trade Representative

Todd Stern, United States Special Envoy for Climate Change

Ricardo Zuniga, National Security Council’s Senior Director for Western Hemisphere Affairs

The Huffington Post: 

Steven Johnson, author and TED talker

Bethany Mota, YouTube star

Sarah Koenig, journalist

Sean Parker, former president of Facebook

Nash Grier, Vine star

Marcus Johns, Vine star

Heather Armstrong, blogger

Jerome Jarre, Snapchat star

Killer Mike, musician

Tyler Oakley, YouTube activist


Joyce Woodhouse, a.k.a C-SPAN Mom

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