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Statement on the passing of Cokie Roberts

Statement From Executive Committee of Correspondents on the Passing of Cokie Roberts The Executive Committee of Correspondents mourns the loss of one its own, Cokie Roberts.  During her long and distinguished broadcasting career, Roberts also made time to serve on the Executive Committee during the 1980’s, including as chair in 1981.  Roberts understood the importance of…
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Statement by the RTCA Executive Committee

Members of the RTCA Executive Committee of Correspondents have met with representatives of the Senate Sergeant at Arms Office & U.S. Capitol Police to review the events of Thursday, February 14 in the Senate basement subway area. During some key afternoon votes that day, some of our journalist colleagues reported having their access to Senators…
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2018 RTCA Executive Committee Election Results

Congratulations to the four new members of the RTCA Executive Committee: Jason Donner of Fox News Channel, Ben Siegel of ABC News, Kelsey Snell of NPR and Padma Rama of the Associated Press. As the top vote getter, Donner will serve as Chair in 2020. December 13, 2018 Election Results: 1. Jason Donner, Fox News…
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Executive Committee Special Run-Off Election Notice

Two of the seven nominees seeking to serve on the Executive Committee ended in a tie vote, therefore there will be a special election run-off meeting on Wednesday, December 19. Voting hours and location are the same: 8:30am – 5pm, Room S-325.  All credentialed members are invited to vote, even if you voted in the…
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Award Recipients Announced 74th Annual Radio & Television Congressional Correspondents’ Dinner

The RTCA is pleased to announce the following awards to our radio and television journalists: Jamie Dupree, Cox Media Group 2018 Career Achievement Award for Distinguished Reporting on Congress The Career Achievement Award for Distinguished Reporting on Congress honors the distinguished career of a Washington broadcaster who represents career achievement and dedication to Congressional coverage.…
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Executive Committee Election Notice

Petitions nominating members to stand for election to the Executive Committee of the Radio-Television Correspondents Galleries are now being accepted.  There are four vacancies to be filled.  Any active member (as opposed to non-voting or temporary member) may be nominated by a petition signed by twelve active members.  Petitions must be submitted to any member of…
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Senator Jeff Flake to Keynote 74th Annual Radio & Television Congressional Correspondents’ Dinner

Arizona Republican Senator Jeff Flake will deliver the keynote address at the 74th Annual Radio & Television Congressional Correspondents’ Dinner on November 14 at The Anthem.   Senator Jeff Flake is a fifth-generation Arizonan and was elected to U.S. Senate in 2012. He also served for six terms in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2001-2013…
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2018 RTCA Dinner Award Announcements

Dear RTCA members, I’m happy to kick off the 2018 submission process for the Joan S. Barone, David Bloom and Jerry Thompson Awards. Winners will be presented at the 74th annual Radio & Television Correspondents’ Association Dinner, set for November 14, 2018 at The Anthem. The deadline for submissions is Friday, October 19 at 5:00 pm…
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RTCA statement on the Annapolis shooting

On behalf of the 3,000-member Radio & Television Correspondents’ Association, the Executive Committee of the RTCA expresses profound sadness over Thursday’s shooting at the Capital Gazette newsroom in Annapolis, Maryland.  The journalists who were killed & wounded were merely doing their jobs, just as they had every other day, delivering the news to the communities…
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Longtime CBS correspondent Bob Fuss dies at age 64

The RTCA Executive Committee is saddened to report the passing of longtime CBS correspondent Bob Fuss.  From CBS News:  Robert J. “Bob” Fuss, a veteran radio journalist, died Sunday at his Falls Church, Virginia, home. He was 64. The cause was a rare form of leukemia, his close friend Peter Maer said.  Fuss served as…
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