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 TrumpSanders apologizes to Biden for supporter's op-ed Jayapal: 'We will end up with another Trump' if the US doesn't elect progressive Democrats: McConnell impeachment trial rules a 'cover up,' 'national disgrace' 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 CohnSunday shows - All eyes on Senate impeachment trial Gary Cohn says Trump's tariffs 'hurt the US' Overnight Defense: Book says Trump called military leaders 'dopes and babies' | House reinvites Pompeo for Iran hearing | Dems urge Esper to reject border wall funding request 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 SpicerPress: It's time to bring back White House briefings Rapid turnover shapes Trump's government Pelosi gets under Trump's skin on impeachment MORE and former Rep. Joe CrowleyJoseph (Joe) CrowleyOcasio-Cortez defends decision not to pay dues to House Democratic campaign arm Hill.TV's Krystal Ball says Ocasio-Cortez has become a force in Democratic Party Ocasio-Cortez: 'In any other country Joe Biden and I would not be in the same party' MORE (D-N.Y.).