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CNN’s Brianna Keilar to host 2014 Congressional Dinner

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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.

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Traditionally, the members poke fun at one another, as well as other lawmakers.

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.