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December 10, 2023

Emily Wilkins elected National Press Club, Washington, DC, President

National Press Club, Washington

National Press Club, Washington

Photo: Emily Wilkins, the new National Press Club, Washington, DC, President. Image provided by & copyright © Alan Kotok/National Press Club.

Washington, DC, December 10, 2023 — Emily Wilkins, Washington correspondent at CNBC, has been elected the 117th president of the National Press Club, Washington, DC.

“We’ve already done a lot with press freedom; we’re going to continue those efforts,” Wilkins said in her speech after the Club announced the results.

Wilkins pledged to continue the efforts of outgoing President Eileen O’Reilly, who she said focused on diversity and inclusion, making people feel more welcome at the Club and helping them better understand what the Club has to offer. O’Reilly is sure Wilkins will keep the Club moving forward.

“Emily has been active in leadership at the National Press Club for many years now, and I have every confidence she will be a fantastic president with sharp ideas on engaging our membership, driving new important efforts on press freedom, and continuing to strengthen the Club’s presence as a leader and a community for all journalists and communicators,” she said.

Wilkins started at CNBC in June, covering Congress, critical regulatory issues, and policies that impact American businesses and the economy. Before CNBC, she served as a reporter for Bloomberg Government, covering breaking news coming out of Washington and Congress with a focus on House leadership. She previously reported on education and labor for both Bloomberg Government and CQ Roll Call.

Founded in 1908, the National Press Club is the World’s Leading Professional Organization for Journalists. Located three blocks from the White House, the Club has as its members more than 3,000 reporters, editors, and expert communicators worldwide representing almost every major news organization. Over the years, distinguished personalities, including U.S. Presidents and World Leaders such as India’s Prime Minister Jawahar Lal Nehru, have graced the Club with their presence as speakers.

Source: National Press Club, Washington, DC


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