On Thursday, April 25th, Washingtonian and Story Partners kicked off the White House Correspondents’ Dinner weekend and celebrated influential women in journalism at the sixth annual Washington Women in Journalism Awards. More than 300 guests gathered at the American Revolution Institute at Anderson House to honor Andrea Mitchell, Ashley Parker, Abby Phillip, and Amanda Terkel for their significant contributions to journalism. During the soiree, Washingtonian president and CEO Catherine Merrill Williams and Story Partners chairman Gloria Story Dittus shared remarks about each honoree before presenting her with an award provided by Tiffany & Co.
Congratulations to the award winners for their achievements:
Andrea Mitchell of NBC News received a Lifetime Achievement Award.
Ashley Parker of The Washington Post received an award for Print Journalism.
Abby Phillip of CNN received an award for Broadcast Journalism.
Amanda Terkel of HuffPost received a Rising Star Award.
Guests enjoyed hors d’oeuvres from Ridgewells and sipped on speciality old fashioneds created by On the Rocks and provided by United Airlines. Custom lounges were provided by Electric Events DC and accented with gorgeous spring floral decor from B Floral. DJ Chris Laich kept guests entertained with lively music all evening.