RTCA Annual Dinner

RTCA Annual Dinner

Dear RTCA members:

The Radio & Television Correspondents’ Association is pleased to announce House Speaker Paul Ryan will deliver keynote remarks at the 73rd Annual Congressional Correspondents Dinner on October 25 at the National Building Museum.

The Wisconsin Republican currently serves as the country’s 54th Speaker of the House and was the 2012 Republican vice presidential nominee. Ryan has represented Wisconsin’s 1st congressional district since 1999. 

Roy Wood, Jr., a correspondent for Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah,” will be headline entertainer.

Wood became part of “The Best F#@ing News Team” as a correspondent in 2015 and in 2017 was named the new host of Comedy Central’s storytelling series, “This is Not Happening.” In 2017, his first one-hour standup special, “Father Figure,” premiered on Comedy Central along with an extended uncensored album released by Comedy Central Records.

Nationally-syndicated radio personality Bobby Bones will serve as guest emcee. 

Bones’ weekday radio program, The Bobby Bones Show originates from iHeartMedia’s WSIX-FM in Nashville, Tennessee and is heard on more than 100 stations nationwide as well asiHeartRadio.  

He also hosts a weekend countdown show Country Top 30; is a New York Times Best-Selling author for his first book, Bare Bones: I’m Not Lonely If You’re Reading This Book; a stand-up comedian performing sold-out shows on his Funny & Alone tour; and is half of the chart-topping comedy band Bobby Bones & The Raging Idiots.

Born and raised in Arkansas, Bones began his radio career at age 17 at KSWH-FM 91.1, the campus station of Henderson State University, where he graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in Radio/Television.

The Radio and Television Correspondents’ Association aims to promote the radio and television news gathering fraternity and strives to protect the rights and privileges of radio and television news reporters, and assist in every way possible to maintain the high standards of reporting news by radio, television, wireless and other similar means of transmission. The RTCA credentials approximately 3,700 broadcasters from more than 100 news organizations to cover the United States Congress. 

For ticket information, or if your organization is interested in sponsorship or advertising in our program, contact RTCADinner2017@dufourandco.com.