National Press Club

Newsmakers are one hour news conferences that are run by the Club for the benefit of members and the press corps. Guests such as Members of Congress, key government officials, experts in policy, leaders of influential organizations and others agree to give a brief statement and to submit to questions from the press. This is a conventional news conference that is open to all credentialed press, members of the National Press Club and their guests. C-SPAN and other outlets decide which Newsmakers to cover and while they are frequently covered it is not C-SPAN policy to cover every Newsmaker event as it is with the Luncheons. Often, however, there can be dozens of cameras covering these events depending on the topic and the news agenda for that day. The NPC records audio of all these Newsmaker events but shoots video and still photography on a case-by-case basis.

There are about 50-75 Newsmakers per year. These events can take place in any of the Press Club rooms. While most start at 9 or 10 a.m., they can take place at any time of the day. The Newsmakers are organized by the Club’s Newsmaker Committee. You may pitch the Committee to consider your topic or guest for a program. Click HERE to suggest a speaker.

Events sorted in reverse chronological order

More details about an event can be found under the appropriate date in the Master Calendar

March 2014

Shale Gas Drilling
March 26, 2014

Civil Rights Act Anniversary
March 20, 2014

Honor Violence
March 11, 2014

Greg Walden
March 11, 2014

Ruslana
March 5, 2014

February 2014

Youth Misery Index
February 25, 2014

Information Governance
February 24, 2014

European Union Elections
February 11, 2014

Obamacare After the Exchanges
February 3, 2014

January 2014

Tom Harkin
January 30, 2014

Reporting Obamacare
January 23, 2014

December 2013

John Borsos
December 17, 2013

Portugal and the Euro Zone
December 10, 2013

Mongolian Cabinet Minister
December 9, 2013

Workgroup for Electronic Data
December 5, 2013

FBI National Security Issues
December 4, 2013

President Juan Manuel Santos
December 3, 2013

November 2013

Corporate Espionage
November 20, 2013

Impact of the Brady Bill
November 19, 2013

UN Human Rights
November 1, 2013

October 2013

Camp Ashraf Massacre
October 30, 2013

Common Ground on Gun Control
October 18, 2013

Debt Ceiling Madness
October 14, 2013

Affirmative Action Case
October 14, 2013

Captain Richard Phillips
October 10, 2013

Youth in Elections
October 9, 2013

Syria's Chemical Weapons
October 8, 2013

Campaign Finance Experts
October 1, 2013

September 2013

Arne Duncan
September 30, 2013

China's Ongoing Persecution
September 24, 2013

Jindal, Bush and Scott
September 18, 2013

Mexico's Ambassador to the U.S.
September 13, 2013

August 2013

Egypt's Hopes for Democracy
August 27, 2013

Lithuanian Ambassador
August 22, 2013

Rejuvenating America's Economy
August 21, 2013

Chefs to World Leaders
August 1, 2013

Congresswoman Marcia Fudge
August 1, 2013

July 2013

Father Helmut Schuller
July 22, 2013

What's Next In Healthcare
July 16, 2013

June 2013

Stephen Groff
June 25, 2013

Building the Biggest Telescope
June 20, 2013

Goodwill New Initiative
June 20, 2013

Developers of Solar Impulse
June 18, 2013

Conflict in Lebanon
June 12, 2013

Guns, Congress and the Press
June 5, 2013

May 2013

Government Contracting
May 16, 2013

Young English-Language Learners
May 14, 2013

Deputy Secretary of Defense
May 7, 2013

April 2013

A Nation at Risk
April 25, 2013

Turning Point in Malaysia
April 24, 2013

Bridge to Recovery or Disaster
April 23, 2013

Paying to Drive/Express Lanes
April 22, 2013

Kyrgyz's First Deputy PM
April 19, 2013

Hon. Randall Frye
April 19, 2013

Slovenian Finance Minister
April 19, 2013

E-Discovery
April 15, 2013

Peter Maurer
April 11, 2013

Police Chief Cathy Lanier
April 10, 2013

Alex Salmond
April 10, 2013

Father Thomas Reese, SJ
April 3, 2013

Rep. Elijah Cummings
April 2, 2013

March 2013

Akbar Ahmed
March 28, 2013

Syrian Opposition Leaders
March 19, 2013

Reducing Gun Violence
March 15, 2013

FCC Consolidation Rules
March 11, 2013

Obamacare on the Ground
March 8, 2013

Prudence Bushnell
March 5, 2013

February 2013

Dean Baker
February 28, 2013

Promise of Peace
February 25, 2013

Maurice Greenberg
February 21, 2013

Zalman Shoval
February 13, 2013

Chris Van Hollen & Tom Price
February 12, 2013

Bruce Babbitt
February 5, 2013

January 2013

Michael Collins
January 31, 2013

Inauguration Panel
January 16, 2013

Raymond A. Joseph
January 10, 2013

Emily's List
January 7, 2013

December 2012

Kent Conrad
December 19, 2012

Pavlos Anastasiadis
December 17, 2012

Olga Kifyak
December 14, 2012

OIC
December 13, 2012

Jean-Francois Lisee
December 12, 2012

Bernie Sanders
December 5, 2012

Defense Industry CEOs
December 3, 2012

November 2012

The Alan Gross Case
November 30, 2012

October 2012

Groups Promote Sex Education
October 22, 2012

GPS Tracking
October 18, 2012

Virgil Goode
October 12, 2012

Comeback America Initiative
October 10, 2012

Senator Charles Schumer
October 9, 2012

September 2012

What Impedes Cancer Research?
September 25, 2012

Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin
September 21, 2012

Biopharmaceutical Research
September 20, 2012

Who Likes Ike's Memorial?
September 18, 2012

Samar Yazbek
September 17, 2012

Cost of the Financial Crisis
September 12, 2012

Americans with Disabilities
September 11, 2012

August 2012

Dr. Lung Yingtai
August 29, 2012

School Choice
August 23, 2012

Safety of Consumer Products
August 9, 2012

Future of Energy Activity
August 3, 2012

July 2012

Sharon Bowles
July 18, 2012

Oleg Vinogradov
July 17, 2012

Workers Stand for America
July 12, 2012

T. Kumar
July 10, 2012

June 2012

SCOTUS Decision and the ACA
June 29, 2012

Conflict in the Middle East
June 28, 2012

OECD Economic Survey
June 26, 2012

Khaled Hosseini
June 20, 2012

H.E. Jeannot Ahoussou-Kouadio
June 19, 2012

Rick Jacobs
June 12, 2012

National Security on a Shoestring?
June 12, 2012

Algirdas Paleckis
June 7, 2012

May 2012

Rajat M. Nag
May 22, 2012

Daniel Linsker
May 10, 2012

April 2012

Salima Ikram
April 23, 2012

Global Nuclear Security
April 6, 2012

Jozsef Szajer
April 5, 2012

Josh Gotbaum
April 4, 2012

March 2012

Dana Rohrabacher & Louie Gohmert
March 27, 2012

Mohammad Nakibur Rahman & Toby Cadman
March 26, 2012

Radwan Masmoudi
March 20, 2012

Vitor Gaspar
March 19, 2012

Stephen Johnson
March 16, 2012

Sima Samar
March 7, 2012

February 2012

T. Kumar
February 24, 2012

Status and Impact of New State Voter ID Laws
February 23, 2012

America's New Focus on Asia
February 13, 2012

Jerry Sanders
February 13, 2012

Ronald S. Lauder
February 10, 2012

Martha Coakley & Ken Cuccinelli
February 9, 2012

Richard Fenning
February 7, 2012

Robert L. Johnson
February 1, 2012

January 2012

Peter Taksoe-Jensen
January 18, 2012

Merle Hoffman
January 17, 2012

Suze Orman & Tavis Smiley
January 12, 2012

Rod Beckstrom & Dr. Stephen Crocker
January 11, 2012

John Zogby
January 5, 2012

December 2011

Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis
December 21, 2011

Irina Bokova
December 16, 2011

U.S. Solar Industry Leaders
December 14, 2011

Ben & Jerry
December 12, 2011

Jon Huntsman
December 8, 2011

Maen Rashid Areikat
December 6, 2011

Kostyantyn Gryshcenko
December 1, 2011

November 2011

Renewable Transmission Developers
November 30, 2011

Nigel Colley
November 21, 2011

WWII Soviet-American Alliance
November 18, 2011

Enrique Pena Nieto
November 15, 2011

Turki al-Faisal al-Sa'ud
November 15, 2011

Kathleen Gagg
November 15, 2011

Martin O'Malley
November 14, 2011

Lobsang Sangay
November 2, 2011

October 2011

Michael Jacobson
October 19, 2011

September 2011

Tony Perkins
September 27, 2011

Nikola Spiric
September 26, 2011

Mordechai Kedar & David Bedein
September 19, 2011

Alexander Janda
September 16, 2011

Combatting Illegal Fishing
September 7, 2011

Hannes Androsch
September 6, 2011

August 2011

James Hansen
August 29, 2011

Buddy Roemer
August 15, 2011

Unmanned Vehicle Systems
August 10, 2011

July 2011

WTC Redevelopment
July 26, 2011

Lisa Anderson
July 25, 2011

Philip Y.M. Yang
July 15, 2011

U.S. - Iraq Business Relations
July 13, 2011

Barney Frank
July 11, 2011

June 2011

Rea Carey
June 28, 2011

Counterfeit Products
June 23, 2011

Scott Garrett
June 21, 2011

Maziar Bahari
June 16, 2011

Tony Horton
June 9, 2011

Bruce Babbitt
June 8, 2011

May 2011

Democracy Meeting in Vilnius
May 26, 2011

Natural Gas Drilling
May 24, 2011

Mbulelo Rakwena
May 18, 2011

Craig Fugate
May 4, 2011

Antonio Guterres
May 3, 2011

Kasim Reed
May 3, 2011

April 2011

Lorenzo Vidino
April 27, 2011

Dr. Abdullah Abdullah
April 21, 2011

One World of Labour
April 20, 2011

Funatical
April 14, 2011

The Future of Nuclear Power
April 14, 2011

Debbie Smith
April 11, 2011

John Gage
April 5, 2011

March 2011

Dr. Herbert Pardes
March 31, 2011

Chuck Leavell
March 29, 2011

Rep. John Conyers
March 14, 2011

February 2011

Mike Huckabee
February 24, 2011

Dr. Patrick Okedinachi Utomi
February 16, 2011

Dr. John W. Boyd
February 15, 2011

January 2011

Angelino Garzon
January 26, 2011

Richard Dreyfuss
January 25, 2011

American Heart Association
January 24, 2011

December 2010

Steny Hoyer
December 13, 2010

November 2010

Retirement Policy Reform
November 17, 2010

Renewable Energy
November 16, 2010

Jim Conca
November 3, 2010

October 2010

Tom Vilsack
October 21, 2010

September 2010

Mark Sedwill
September 28, 2010

Education Nation
September 22, 2010

Zainab Salbi
September 13, 2010

August 2010

Threats to and Security for Judges
August 30, 2010

Chris Van Hollen
Yogathon Explained
August 27, 2010

Admiral Thad Allen
August 20, 2010

July 2010

Americans w/ Disabilities Act
July 22, 2010

Debt and Deficits
July 20, 2010

June 2010

PM of the Republic of Latvia
June 16, 2010

India - U.S. Partnership
June 14, 2010

Habeas Report
June 10, 2010

World Oceans Day
June 8, 2010

May 2010

Sri Lanka in a New Era
May 27, 2010

Dr. Abdullah Abdullah
May 24, 2010

Akbar Ganji
May 10, 2010

April 2010

President, European Parliament
April 27, 2010

Miller Center Debate
April 27, 2010

Mr. Hyun-Song Shin

April 23, 2010

Jeff Broin, POET
April 21, 2010

Climate Geoengineering
April 16, 2010

NRG Energy CEO David Crane
April 8, 2010

General Nasier A. Abadi
April 8, 2010

Dr. Gylfi Magnusson
April 7, 2010

March 2010

Haiti: Past, Present & Future
March 25, 2010

Miller Center Debate
March 24, 2010

Security Practitioners
March 23, 2010

Connie Hedegaard
March 18, 2010

Anne Mahlum
March 16, 2010

BNY Mellon's Bob Kelly
March 11, 2010

President of El Salvador
March 9, 2010

Bertelsmann Foundation
March 9, 2010

Theary Seng
March 5, 2010

CSU Chancellor Charles Reed
March 2, 2010

February 2010

Gen. Barry McCaffrey
February 26, 2010

Author Chitra Divakaruni
February 24, 2010

America's "Savings Gap"
February 18, 2010

President of Guatemala
February 18, 2010

Haiti Relief Efforts
February 18, 2010

Dr. Farooq Hassan
February 3, 2010

Charles Bolden, NASA
February 2, 2010

January 2010

Mr. Jamal Aldin
January 28, 2010

Hon. Steny Hoyer
January 26, 2010

Edvins Snore
January 25, 2010

Bob Greifeld
January 21, 2010

Retired Generals on Guantanamo
January 21, 2010

Photography Committee Panel
January 20, 2010

S.C. Attorney General
January 13, 2010

U.S. Fiscal Crisis
January 11, 2010

401(k) Survey
January 8, 2010

Energy Efficiency Culture
January 5, 2010

December 2009

Audi of America
December 14, 2009

Financial Services Reform
December 4, 2009

New Orleans Recovery
December 3, 2009

November 2009

Ambassador Nancy Brinker
November 23, 2009

Intl Press Freedom Awards
November 19, 2009