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 TrumpUS-Saudi Arabia policy needs a dose of 'realpolitik' Trump talks to Swedish leader about rapper A$AP Rocky, offers to vouch for his bail Matt Gaetz ahead of Mueller hearing: 'We are going to reelect the president' 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 CohnPress: Acosta, latest to walk the plank 'I alone can fix it,' Trump said, but has he? The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump targets Iran with new sanctions 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 SpicerTrump falsely claims his events have never 'had an empty seat' Press: Acosta, latest to walk the plank Sarah Sanders: I will walk out of the White House 'with my head held high' MORE and former Rep. Joe CrowleyJoseph (Joe) CrowleyBoehner won't say whether he'd back Biden over Trump Poll shows congresswomen attacked by Trump with weak favorability ratings Ocasio-Cortez gets new Republican challenger: report MORE (D-N.Y.).