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Bloomberg's Andrea Snyder Edney to become National Press Club's 111th President at Inaugural Gala, Feb. 10, 2018

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WASHINGTON, Feb. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Andrea Snyder Edney, an editor at Bloomberg News, will be sworn in as the 111th president of the National Press Club, the World’s Leading Professional Organization for Journalists™, at a celebratory Inaugural Gala on Saturday, February 10. 

The black tie optional evening will begin with a cocktail reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner and dancing. To purchase tickets to the Inaugural Gala, please click here.

Edney, whom NPC members elected in December, began her official presidential duties on January 19. In a special address to the National Press Club’s membership, she outlined her vision for the year ahead and stressed the need for the club’s continued commitment to the defense of press freedom.

“This is a critical year because journalism is under siege from many sides,” said Edney. “So this is the time to defend it, and to make sure that we all live up to the highest ethical standards.”

A National Press Club member since 2009, Edney most recently served as the Vice President for the Club’s outgoing President Jeff Ballou. Previously, Edney has also held Secretary and Treasurer positions on the National Press Club’s Board of Governors, and was the longtime chair of the Scholarship Committee.

Edney, now an editor for the news organization, first joined Bloomberg as a reporter in Prague in 1997.

For more information regarding the Inaugural Gala on February 10, including sponsorship and program inquiries, please contact Laura Coker at locker@press.org.  

The National Press Club
The National Press Club is the World’s Leading Professional Organization for Journalists ™. Founded in 1908, the Club serves its members through activities that bolster their skills, through services that meet the changing needs of the global communications profession, and through social activities that build a vital media community in Washington and across the world. The Club is where news happens in the nation’s capital and is a vigorous advocate of press freedom worldwide.

For More Information: 
Laura Coker: (202) 662-7581 or lcoker@press.org

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