Star power

Several news organizations are bringing political, military and celebrity guests to the annual White House Correspondents’ Association dinner. The Hill has your guide to who will be at which table:


  • Actor Tony Goldwyn
    Actress Kerry Washington
  • “Scandal” creator Shonda Rhimes
  • Actress Sofía Vergara
  • Actor Eric Stonestreet
  • Actor Ty Burrell
  • Actress Julie Bowen
  • Actress Connie Britton
  • Actress Hayden Panettiere
  • Actor Charles Esten
  • Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.)
  • Adm. James Winnefeld, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff


  • Actress Claire Danes
  • Marine Gen. John Allen, former commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan
  • Gen. John Campbell, the Army’s vice chief of staff
  • Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, director of the Defense Intelligence Agency
  • Retired Adm. Mike Mullen, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and 
  • Counterterrorism Lisa Monaco
  • Actor Daniel Dae Kim
  • Chef José Andrés
  • Rep. Joaquín Castro (D-Texas)
  • Rep. Ed Royce (R-Calif.)
  • Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.)
  • Former personal aide to President Obama Reggie Love
  • The Council on Foreign 
  • Relations’s Jared Cohen
  • Obama adviser Samantha Power
  • Washington Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman


  • Willie and Korie Robertson from “Duck Dynasty”
  • Green Bay Packers all-time leading receiver and champion of “Dancing with the Stars” Donald Driver and his wife, Betina Driver
  • Patrick and Gina Neely, hosts of Food Network’s “Down Home with the Neelys”


  • Louisville Cardinals basketball player Kevin Ware
  • Actor Gerard Butler
  • Actor Paul Rudd
  • Actress Elizabeth Banks
  • Actor Navid Negahban
  • Actor Justin Bartha
  • National Security Adviser Thomas Donilon
  • Deputy National Security Adviser for Strategic Communications Ben Rhodes
  • Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius
  • Former Speaker Newt Gingrich and his wife, Callista Gingrich

Creative Coalition:

  • Actress Sharon Stone
  • Actor Kevin McHale
  • Actor Giancarlo Esposito
  • Actor Tim Daly
  • Actress Patricia Arquette
  • Actor Leslie David Baker
  • Actor Josh Radnor
  • Actress Beth Behrs


  • Singer John Legend and his fiancée, model Chrissy Teigen

 The Hill:

  • Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.)
  • Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.)
  • Rep. James Lankford (R-Okla.)

The Huffington Post:

  • Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.)
  • Actress Scarlett Johansson
  • Singer Jon Bon Jovi
  • Retired basketball player Shaquille O’Neal
  • Investor Ron Conway
  • Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood

Newsweek/The Daily Beast:

  • Actress Nicole Kidman
  • Actor Jeremy Renner
  • Actress Olivia Munn
  • Producer Harvey Weinstein
  • Actress Kathleen Turner
  • IAC/InterActiveCorp Chairman Barry Diller
  • Former Rep. Jane Harman (D-Calif.)
  • Actor and director Jon Favreau
  • Actor Joel Kinnaman
  • Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.)


  • Filmmaker George Lucas
  • Actress Jessica Alba and husband, Cash Warren
  • Actor Tracy Morgan and his fiancée, Megan Wollover
  • Actress Sophia Bush
  • “The Kite Runner” author Khaled Hosseini
  • Ben Ruttner and James Patterson of the music duo The Knocks
  • Invisible Children’s Jedidiah Jenkins


  • N.Y. Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz
  • “Saturday Night Live” comedian Fred Armisen
  • Actress Madeleine Stowe
  • Actor Dan Stevens
  • Actor Steve Zahn 

Time magazine:

  • Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus
  • Adviser to President Obama David Plouffe
  • White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer
  • Director Steven Spielberg
  • Comedian Brad Hall
  • Olympian Gabby Douglas
  • Dreamworks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg
  • Bollywood star Aamir Khan
  • Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren and his wife, Sally Edelstein 

USA Today:

  • Actress Ashley Judd
  • Actress Courteney Cox
  • Actress Kristin Chenoweth
  • Actress Kate Walsh
  • Actor Josh Gad

The Wall Street Journal:

  • Treasury Secretary Jack Lew
  • House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.)
  • Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R)
  • Obama pollster Joel Benenson
  • Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman (R)
  • Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D)
  • Vice President Biden’s Chief of Staff  Bruce Reed
  • Washington Nationals  principal owner Ed Cohen
  • AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka
  • Sen. Angus King (I-Maine)
  • Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich.)
  • U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk
  • Solicitor General Donald Verrilli Jr.
  • “Beasts of the Southern Wild” director Benh Zeitlin
  • Rep. Mike Thompson (D-Calif.)
  • Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.)
  • White House Domestic Policy Council director Cecilia Muñoz
  • Undersecretary of State Robert Hormats
  • White House aide Brad Carroll
  • TARP Inspector General Neil Barofsky
  • Ambassador from Japan Kenichiro Sasae
  • Twitter’s Peter Greenberger
  • Facebook’s Joel Kaplan

The Washington Post:

  • Antonio “Tony” Mendez, retired CIA technical operations officer, and his wife, Jonna Mendez
  • Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez
  • Democratic National Committee executive director Patrick Gaspard
  • Todd Harris, senior communications strategist for Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.)
  • Entrepreneur Henry Muñoz

Yahoo News:

  • Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.)
  • National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayward
  • Deputy Assistant Director of the U.S. 
  • Secret Service Edwin Donovan