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Guest List: 5 People We’d Love to Hang Out With This October

A monthly roundup of people we’d like to have over for drinks, food, and conversation

About Guest List

Guest List is Washingtonian’s fantasy cast of who we’d like to invite over for dinner each month.

Doug Thornell

The Sidwell grad is taking over as CEO of the major political-communications firm SKDK.



Onstage at the Anthem, the pop star caused a stir when she announced she’d gone for a dip in the Potomac.


Colleen Shogan

Previously at the White House Historical Association, she’s the nominee to be Archivist of the United States.


Gerren Price

As new head of the DowntownDC BID, he’s trying to get things back on track as the pandemic recedes.


Scott Abraham

The TV reporter’s non-sycophantic Carson Wentz chat earned the ire of the Commanders’ team president.

Photograph of Thornell courtesy of SKDK.
Photograph of Lorde courtesy of Chuff media.
Photograph of Shogan courtesy of White House Historical Association.
Photograph of Price courtesy of DowntownDC BID.
Photograph of Abraham courtesy of Scott Abraham.
This article appears in the October 2022 issue of Washingtonian.