And the winner is…

July 17, 2009

bohan2The White House press corps has a new president.

Reuters White House Correspondent Caren Bohan won the election for president of the White House Correspondents’ Association and will take the mantle in the 2011-2012 term.

Until then, she will serve as the wire-service representative on the WHCA board which represents the White House press corps on matters of access, traveling with the president, and other issues related to covering the White House.

The WHCA also organizes the annual dinner where the president gets a chance to publicly poke fun at the press before an audience of journalists, politicians and Hollywood stars.

Julie Mason of the Washington Examiner won the at-large seat, Holly Bailey of Newsweek won the magazine seat, and Don Gonyea of NPR won the radio seat.

Caren has covered the White House since 2003 and last year was one of the lead Reuters correspondents on the presidential campaign trail.

She has covered international summits, the federal budget, U.S. policy on Iraq and Afghanistan, and has reported extensively on the U.S. economy. Caren joined Reuters in 1992.


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Congratulations Caren, well deserved.

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First of all: why is the anti-spam word to qualify my message for transmission to you: “broad”. Is this a coincidence ? Hope not.

Congrats on your new duties at the White House. Interesting coincidence with passing of Walter Cronkite. Remember: his influence sprang from his humanity even more than his news skills. Honesty, authenticity, enthusiasm, curiosity, accuracy – a hard act to follow.

Thanks to Reuters for being such a dependably diverse voice. Life happens in the cracks between, as well at the center of the stage.

= Lance Diskan =
Flagstaff, Arizona

PSSSST! HOT TIP: Popular resistance to both water-waste and light-pollution concerns continues to grow in USA and globally. Be ahead of the curve in your coverage.

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