- - WHCA DINNER - White House Correspondents - - Hosted By Jimmy Kimmel

By WHCA Updated at 2012-04-28 17:39:46 +0000



Late-night comic Jimmy Kimmel to headline White House Correspondents' Association Dinner

WASHINGTON - The White House Correspondents’ Association is pleased to announce that Jimmy Kimmel, host of the ABC late-night talk show “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” will headline the WHCA's 98th annual dinner on Saturday, April 28, 2012.

"Jimmy's humor is sophisticated and edgy while appealing to a wide audience," said Caren Bohan, a Reuters journalist and president of the White House Correspondents' Association. "We are thrilled that Jimmy has accepted our invitation to be the featured comedian at our annual dinner."

The WHCA dinner is traditionally attended by the President and First Lady as well as many other senior government officials and members of the press corps. Proceeds from the dinner go toward scholarships and awards aimed at supporting aspiring journalists and recognizing excellence in the profession.

Only WHCA members and their organizations are eligible to purchase tickets for the annual dinner.