United Talent Agency announces third annual White House Correspondents' party
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Despite what’s shaping up to be another muted party scene for this year’s White House Correspondents’ Association (WHCA) dinner, one of Los Angeles’s biggest talent agencies is forging ahead with plans for its exclusive bash.

United Talent Agency (UTA) announced Thursday that it will hold its third annual correspondents’-themed party in Washington on the eve of the April 28 dinner.

The invite-only shindig, hosted for the second year in a row by UTA Co-president Jay Sures and Mediaite CEO Dan Abrams, will “honor our nation’s journalists and their achievements,” according to the agency.

UTA held its first Correspondents' party in 2016 along with Funny or Die.


The soiree, produced by Kimball Stroud + Associates, will also celebrate comedian Michelle Wolf, the headliner at this year’s “Nerd Prom” and a UTA client.

Last year’s UTA correspondents’ party proved to be one of the hottest tickets in town, with everyone from CNN’s Jake Tapper and Don Lemon, to actor and former Obama White House aide Kal Penn and “Top Chef” host Padma Lakshmi, to Sens. Mark WarnerMark Robert WarnerDems can use subpoena power to reclaim the mantle of populism Is there a difference between good and bad online election targeting? Collusion judgment looms for key Senate panel MORE (D-Va.) and Patrick LeahyPatrick Joseph LeahyCorker: US must determine responsibility in Saudi journalist's death Senate Dems ask Trump to disclose financial ties to Saudi Arabia Saudi mystery drives wedge between Trump, GOP MORE (D-Vt.), eyed mixing and mingling at Fiola Mare restaurant.

Several media companies have once again nixed their annual correspondents’ affairs during the second year of the Trump administration. The New Yorker, People and Vanity Fair are among a growing list of outlets that are skipping their usual festivities. Other news outlets, including The Hill, have yet to announce the status of their correspondents’ events.

The White House has not announced whether President TrumpDonald John TrumpDemocrats slide in battle for Senate Trump believes Kushner relationship with Saudi crown prince a liability: report Christine Blasey Ford to be honored by Palo Alto City Council MORE — who has called the “fake news media” the “enemy of the people” — will attend this year’s WHCA dinner. Trump famously broke tradition last year by forgoing the dinner, which raises money for journalism scholarships, to instead head to a Pennsylvania rally.