Executive Committee Election Notice

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 three 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 the Senate Radio-TV Gallery staff by 5:00pm on Wednesday, November 22, 2017.

The annual election will be held on Wednesday, December 13 and on Thursday, December 14.  The annual meeting will be held on Friday, December 15 at 12:00pm in the Senate Radio-TV Gallery.                                   

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Expansion of RTCA voting rights

The Executive Committee of the Radio-Television Correspondents’ Galleries voted unanimously to expand its election voting rights to include credentialed members whose main responsibilities are technical in nature.  Providing full membership status to this group properly acknowledges their broadcast expertise in covering Capitol Hill and will give your Gallery enhanced perspective to improve and protect our reporting access.

We welcome their participation in voting and also running in future RTCA board elections beginning next month on December 13th & 14th.  

If you have any questions about your voting eligibility, please contact the Senate Radio-TV Gallery at 202-224-6421.

RTCA Announces Radio Personality Bobby Bones As Guest Emcee at the 73rd Annual RTCA Dinner

RTCA Announces Radio Personality Bobby Bones As Guest Emcee at the 73rd Annual RTCA Dinner

Dear RTCA members:

The Radio & Television Correspondents’ Association is pleased to announce nationally-syndicated radio personality Bobby Bones will serve as guest emcee at the 73rd annual Congressional Correspondents Dinner set for October 25, 2017 at the National Building Museum.

Bones’ weekday radio program, The Bobby Bones Show originates from iHeartMedia’s WSIX-FM in Nashville, Tennessee and is heard on more than 100 stations nationwide as well as iHeartRadio.  

He also hosts a weekend countdown show Country Top 30; is a New York Times Best-Selling author for his first book, Bare Bones: I’m Not Lonely If You’re Reading This Book; a stand-up comedian performing sold-out shows on his Funny & Alone tour; and is half of the chart-topping comedy band Bobby Bones & The Raging Idiots.

Born and raised in Arkansas, Bones began his radio career at age 17 at KSWH-FM 91.1, the campus station of Henderson State University, where he graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in Radio/Television.

The Radio and Television Correspondents’ Association aims to promote the radio and television news gathering fraternity and strives to protect the rights and privileges of radio and television news reporters, and assist in every way possible to maintain the high standards of reporting news by radio, television, wireless and other similar means of transmission. The RTCA credentials approximately 3,700 broadcasters from more than 100 news organizations to cover the United States Congress.

For ticket information, or if your organization is interested in sponsorship or advertising in our program, contact RTCADinner2017@dufourandco.com.

House Speaker Paul Ryan to Keynote 73rd Annual Congressional Correspondents Dinner

House Speaker Paul Ryan to Keynote 73rd Annual Congressional Correspondents Dinner

House Speaker Paul Ryan will deliver keynote remarks at the 73rd Annual Congressional Correspondents Dinner on October 25 at the National Building Museum.

The Wisconsin Republican currently serves as the country’s 54th Speaker of the House and was the 2012 Republican vice presidential nominee. Ryan has represented Wisconsin’s 1st congressional district since 1999. 

Roy Wood, Jr., correspondent for “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah,” to headline RTCA Annual Dinner

Roy Wood, Jr., correspondent for “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah,” to headline RTCA Annual Dinner

Dear RTCA members:

The Radio & Television Correspondents’ Association is pleased to announce Roy Wood, Jr., a correspondent for Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah,” as its headline entertainer at the 73rd annual Congressional Correspondents Dinner set for October 25, 2017 at the National Building Museum.

Wood became part of “The Best F#@ing News Team” as a correspondent in 2015 and in 2017 was named the new host of Comedy Central’s storytelling series, “This is Not Happening.” In 2017, his first one-hour standup special, “Father Figure,” premiered on Comedy Central along with an extended uncensored album released by Comedy Central Records.

Entertainment Weekly describes the thought-provoking comedy of Wood as “Charismatic Crankiness.” His comedy has entertained millions across stage, television and radio. Prior to The Daily Show, Wood co-starred for three seasons on the TBS sitcom Sullivan & Son. A native of Birmingham, Alabama, Wood began his comedy career in 1999 while attending Florida A&M University, where he has a degree in broadcast journalism. In October 2006, he made his network television debut on The Late Show with David Letterman. In 2008, Wood appeared on HBO’s historic Def Comedy Jam and was selected as one of the top three finalists on Last Comic Standing on NBC in 2010. Since then Wood has made appearances on Conan, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Late Night with Seth Meyers, and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.  He has also performed for American troops on numerous USO tours to Iraq, Kuwait, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Guam and the Philippines.

The Radio and Television Correspondents’ Association aims to promote the radio and television news gathering fraternity and strives to protect the rights and privileges of radio and television news reporters, and assist in every way possible to maintain the high standards of reporting news by radio, television, wireless and other similar means of transmission. The RTCA credentials approximately 3,700 broadcasters from more than 100 news organizations to cover the United States Congress. 

For ticket information, or if your organization is interested in sponsorship or advertising in our program, contact RTCADinner2017@dufourandco.com.

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