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 TrumpTexas announces election audit in four counties after Trump demand Schumer sets Monday showdown on debt ceiling-government funding bill Pennsylvania AG sues to block GOP subpoenas in election probe MORE-less — correspondents' dinner.
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 CohnOn The Money: Wall Street zeros in on Georgia runoffs | Seven states sue regulator over 'true lender' rule on interest rates | 2021 deficit on track to reach .3 trillion Former Trump economic aide Gary Cohn joins IBM The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by the UAE Embassy in Washington, DC - Trump OKs transition; Biden taps Treasury, State experience 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 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 SpicerOvernight Defense & National Security — Iron Dome funding clears House Sean Spicer, Russ Vought sue Biden over Naval Board removal Psaki defends move to oust Trump appointees from military academy boards MORE and former Rep. Joe CrowleyJoseph (Joe) CrowleyProgressives eye shift in strategy after high-profile losses Ocasio-Cortez doesn't rule out challenging Schumer Cynthia Nixon backs primary challenger to Rep. Carolyn Maloney MORE (D-N.Y.).