Journalists close out WHCD at MSNBC/NBC News after-party
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Journalists closed out an untraditional White House Correspondents' Association (WHCA) dinner with a spirited event late Saturday, reveling at the MSNBC and NBC News after-party.

The bash at the Italian Embassy in Washington, D.C. immediately followed the annual — and this year President TrumpDonald John Trump2020 Democrats spar over socialism ahead of first debate Senate passes .5 billion border bill, setting up fight with House 'Teflon Don' avoids the scorn of the 'family values' GOP — again MORE-less — correspondents' dinner.

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Countless reporters, personalities, and execs from the networks were among the partygoers at the invite-only event, including: NBC News and MSNBC Chairman Andy Lack, Andrea Mitchell, Chris Jansing, MSNBC President Phil Griffin, Peter Alexander, NBC President Noah Oppenheim, Kelly O'Donnell, Geoff Bennett, Ali Velshi, Stephanie Ruhle, Kristen Welker and Hallie Jackson.

The entire NBC News White House team was seen braving intermittent rain to pose for a snapshot in front of an oversized peacock logo following the 10th annual after-party.

Even some potential cable news rivals joined in on the shindig, with CNN's Wolf Blitzer and Kate Bolduan eyed among the immense crowd.

Trump — who has called the "fake news media" the "enemy of the people" — skipped the WHCA dinner for the third year in a row. For the first time in recent history, the correspondents' association opted for a non-comedian to serve as the evening's headliner, with historian Ron Chernow delivering remarks. Earlier this week, the White House directed administration officials not to attend the annual event.

The directive apparently didn't apply to ex-administration officials. Gary CohnGary David CohnThe Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump targets Iran with new sanctions Trump officials slow-walk president's order to cut off Central American aid: report John Kelly had to break up argument between US trade officials: report MORE, Trump's former chief economic adviser, was one of the night's guests. At one point, Cohn's wife, Lisa Pevaroff-Cohn, approached a reporter and complimented her dress as "the most beautiful of the night."

The dinner's organizers said a donation was made in the name of attendees to the Committee to Protect Journalists.

Also seen at the NBC News and MSNBC festivities: David Corn, Tammy Haddad, Hilary Rosen, Doug Heye, Matt Schlapp, former National Security Adviser Susan Rice, Rep. Brendan Boyle (D-Pa.), Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, "House of Cards" star Michael Kelly, Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom PerezThomas Edward PerezClinton’s top five vice presidential picks Government social programs: Triumph of hope over evidence Labor’s 'wasteful spending and mismanagement” at Workers’ Comp MORE, John Avlon and Margaret Hoover, Jonathan Swan and Betsy Woodruff, former White House press secretary Sean SpicerSean Michael SpicerIn Arizona, Trump's new press secretary battled reporters Who is new White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham? Stephanie Grisham to take over as White House press secretary MORE and former Rep. Joe CrowleyJoseph (Joe) CrowleyOcasio-Cortez marks one-year anniversary of her primary win Bronx restaurants thank Ocasio-Cortez for her endorsements Ocasio-Cortez fundraises off criticism from Steve King MORE (D-N.Y.).