In an interesting role-reversal, Donald Trump declined his invitation to the glitzy event while Bernie Sanders has decided to take a night off the campaign trail to dine with Washington’s elite (wait, we thought he doesn’t even own a tux?)

Sanders will be joining the requisite Kardashian (well, a Jenner, anyway), the stars of Comedy Central’s cult hit “Broad City,” and even an aristocrat: Lady Mary Crawley (er, that would be “Downton Abbey” actress Michelle Dockery) at the April 30 dinner.  The correspondents’ dinner — an intimate affair for a few thousand black-tie-clad pols, celebrities, and journalists — often makes for strange table-mates.

It’s not every day that Lindsay Lohan dines alongside the nation’s commander-in-chief, but at Washington’s most anticipated social event of the year, hey, anything can happen.


Kerry Washington, actress, “Scandal”

Scott Foley, actor, “Scandal”

Katie Lowes, actress, “Scandal”

Guillermo Diaz, actor, “Scandal”

Jeff Perry, actor, “Scandal”

Bellamy Young, actress, “Scandal”

Cornelius Smith, Jr., actor, “Scandal”

Shonda Rhimes, executive producer, “Scandal”

Anthony Anderson, actor, “black-ish”

Tracee Ellis Ross, actress, “black-ish”

Kenya Barris, EP, screenwriter, “black-ish”

Priyanka Chopra, actress, “Quantico”

Connie Britton, actress, “Nashville”

Christian Broadcasting Network:

Candace Cameron Bure, actress, “Fuller House”

Wall Street Journal:

Ed Burns, actor, “Saving Private Ryan” and wife Christy Turlington Burns, supermodel

Chris Coons, senator, Delaware

CBS News:

Aretha Franklin, singer

Morgan Freeman, actor

Damian Lewis, actor, “Homeland”

Lori McCreary, film producer, “Invictus”

Democratic presidential candidate Sen Bernie Sanders (I-VT)

Ash Carter, White House, secretary of defense

Valerie Jarrett, White House, senior advisor to the president

Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC)

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)

Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD)

Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX)

Amb. David Thorne, former Ambassador of Italy and Senior Adviser to the Secretary of State

Walter Isaacson, writer, “Steve Jobs”

The Boston Globe:

Mark Ruffalo, actor, “Spotlight”

Rachel McAdams, actress, “Spotlight”

Mike Rezendes, Boston Globe spotlight reporter

Sacha Pfeiffer, Boston Globe spotlight reporter

Walter Robinson, Boston Globe editor at large

Matt Carroll, Boston Globe spotlight reporter

Tom McCarthy, director, “Spotlight”

Josh Singer, screenwriter, “Spotlight”

John Henry, Boston Globe, owner and publisher (and owner of Boston Red Sox and Liverpool FC)

Linda Pizzuti Henry, Boston Globe, owner and Managing Director

Tracy Jan, Boston Globe, national politics reporter

Annie Linskey, Boston Globe, national politics reporter

Victoria McGrane, Boston Globe, national politics reporter

Christopher Rowland, Boston Globe, Washington D.C. bureau chief

Matt Viser, Boston Globe, national politics reporter

The Washington Blade:

NeNe Leakes, reality TV star, “The Real Housewives of Atlanta”

Melissa Harris-Perry, writer/political commentator, former host of MSNBC’s “Melissa Harris-Perry”


Jenna Fischer, actress, “The Office”

Nyle DiMarco, model, winner of “America’s Next Top Model” and current contestant on “Dancing With the Stars”


Gabrielle Union, actress, “Being Mary Jane”

John Wall, athlete, Washington Wizards

Kendall Jenner, model

Miles Teller, actor, “Divergent”

Wendi Mclendon-Covey, actress/comedian, “The Goldbergs”

Rosario Dawson, actress, “Daredevil”

Neve Campbell, actress, “House of Cards”

Thomson Reuters:

Liz Allen, White House, deputy communications director

Kristie Canegallo, White House deputy chief of staff

Deesha Dyer, White House, social secretary

Cecelia Munoz, White House, assistant to the president and director of the domestic policy council

Michael Kelly, actor, “House of Cards”

Illana Glazer, creator, executive producer and actress, Comedy Central’s “Broad City”

Abbi Jacobson, creator, executive producer and actress, Comedy Central’s “Broad City”

Michelle Dockery, actress, “Downton Abbey”

Von Miller, Denver Broncos linebacker, Super Bowl MVP

Odell Beckham, Jr., New York Giants wide receiver

FOX News:

Vivica A. Fox, actress, “Independence Day 2 Resurgence”

John Cena, athlete, WWE, and Nikki Bella, athlete, WWE diva

Ryan Kwante, actor, “True Blood”

Sela Ward, actress, “Independence Day 2 Resurgence”

Jeff Goldblum, actor, “Independence Day 2 Resurgence”

Cheryl Ladd, actress, “Charlie’s Angels”

Howie Long, studio analyst, FOX Sports

Gladys Knight, singer/songwriter

Chris Dodd, Motion Picture Association of America CEO and former Democratic senator

Toks Olagundoye, actress, “Castle”

Kyle Schuneman, designer, Apt2B

Cheryl Boone Isaacs, president of Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Tony Romo, athlete, Dallas Cowboys quarterback, and wife Candance Crawford

Matthew Morrison, actor, “Glee”

JC Chasez, singer, NSYNC

Greta Van Susteren, anchor, Fox News Channel

Bret Baier, Fox’s “The Special Report”

Megyn Kelly, Fox’s “The Kelly File”

Chris Wallace, Fox’s “Fox News Sunday” host

Bill Hemmer, Fox’s “America’s Newsroom” co-host

Maria Bartiromo, Fox’s “Mornings with Maria”

Ed Henry, Fox News Channel, chief White House correspondent

Steve Doocy, Fox’s “Fox & Friends” co-host

Brian Kilmeade, Fox’s “Fox & Friends” co-host

Ainsley Earhardt, Fox’s “Fox & Friends” co-host

Harris Faulkner, Fox’s “Outnumbered” co-host

Sandra Smith, Fox’s “Outnumbered” co-host

Kimberly Guilfoyle-Kennedy, Fox’s “The Five” co-host

Eric Bolling, Fox’s “The Five” co-host

Juan Williams, Fox’s “The Five” co-host

Rich Edson, Fox News Channel D.C. correspondent

Howard Kurtz, Fox’s “MediaBuzz” host

Mike Emanuel, Fox News Channel, chief Congressional correspondent

Peter Doocy, Fox News Channel, D.C. correspondent

Jennifer Griffin, Fox News Channel, national security correspondent

Alicia Acuna, Fox News Channel, Denver correspondent

Eric Shawn, Fox News Channel, senior New York correspondent

Adam Housley, Fox News Channel, L.A. correspondent

Angela McGlowan, Fox News Channel, political contributor

Santita Jackson, Fox’s “The Santita Jackson Show”

Atlantic Media:

Hope Solo,  U.S. women’s soccer goalie

Josh Stamberg, actor, “The Affair,” and a DC native (he’s the son of NPR’s Susan Stamberg)

Gene Sperling, former director of the National Economic Council and assistant to the president for economic policy

Jeff Zients, director of the National Economic Council and assistant to the president for economic policy.

Lisa Monaco, assistant to the president for homeland security and terrorism

Travis Kalanick, co-founder & CEO, Uber

Brad Smith, president, Microsoft

Larry Merlo, CEO, CVS

John Chambers, CEO, Cisco


Jaimie Alexander, actress, “Blindspot”

Andrew Lack, chairman of NBC/MSNBC

Phil Griffin, president of MSNBC

Deborah Turness, NBS News president

Janelle Rodriguez, NBC News SVP of editorial

Noah Oppenheim, SVP of “Today” at NBC News

Peter Alexander, NBC News White House correspondent

Ron Allen, NBC News correspondent

Mika Brzezinski, MSNBC “Morning Joe” co-host

Tom Costello, NBC News correspondent

Savannah Guthrie, NBC News “The Today Show”

Tamron Hall, Co-Host, NBC News’ TODAY and anchor of” MSNBC Live with Tamron Hall”

Chris Hayes, MSNBC “All In with Christ Hayes” host

Kasie Hunt, MSNBC political correspondent

Hallie Jackson, NBC News correspondent

Steve Kornacki, MSNBC Host and Political Correspondent

Chris Matthews, MSNBC “Hardball” host

Cynthia McFadden, NBC News senior legal and investigative correspondent

Ari Melber, MSNBC chief legal correspondent

Andrea Mitchell, NBC News chief foreign affairs correspondent/anchor

Natalie Morales, NBC News “Today Show” host

Kelly O’Donnell, NBC News Capitol Hill correspondent

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

Joy-Ann Reid, MSNBC national correspondent

Thomas Roberts, MSNBC “Live with Thomas Roberts” host

Luke Russert, NBC News correspondent

Joe Scarborough, MSNBC “Morning Joe” host

Al Sharpton,  MSNBC “PoliticsNation” host

Kate Snow, NBC News National Correspondent and MSNBC anchor

Katy Tur,  NBC News correspondent

Kristen Welker, NBC News White House correspondent

Peter Williams, NBC News correspondent