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February 20, 2013

O'Brien to host White House Correspondents' Association dinner

Comedian Conan O'Brien will headline Washington's premier journalism dinner this year.

The White House Correspondents' Association announced Wednesday that O'Brien will appear at its annual dinner.

O'Brien is best known for hosting a series of TV talk shows, with the most recent -- Conan -- airing on TBS. The Harvard University graduate previously worked at Saturday Night Live.

The 99th annual dinner will take place April 27 at the Washington Hilton. 

The event is traditionally attended by the president and first lady. In recent years, the dinner has become a place to see and be seen with celebrities, some promoting causes, members of Congress, White House staff and, of course, media filling the ballroom.

Dinner proceeds go toward scholarships and awards that support aspiring journalists and recognizing excellence in the profession.


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