By Bob Cusack - 12/12/13 11:00 AM EST
Brianna Keilar of CNN will be the master of ceremonies at the 70th Annual Congressional Dinner on Feb. 5, ITK has learned.
The award-winning journalist has covered both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue for CNN. She will share the podium with two congressional headliners, Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) and Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Md.), according to a Roll Call report.
There’s some good material for both Flake and Edwards to play with.
For example, Flake — just for fun — has visited a deserted island a la “Cast Away.” Oh, and he didn’t bring any food, lost a lot of weight and later leaked a photo of himself shirtless.
He later did it again (minus the no-shirt photo) with his kids.
Edwards, meanwhile, has proposed legislation that would establish a national historic park on the surface of the moon to mark where the Apollo missions landed. [Insert Newt Gingrich joke here.]
The dinner is a major fundraising event that supports the work of the Washington Press Club Foundation. It will take place at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel.