Eleanor Clift: “This evening is not a usual Washington dinner. It’s more of a chick flick!”

“Boy if there were ever two women chopping weeds out of the wilderness, it is these two women,” Ann McDaniel, Managing Director of Newsweek, said of Helen Thomas and Eleanor Clift (at right) at the annual Helen Thomas Award Dinner of the American News Women’s Club last week held at the National Press Club.

Honoring Clift as a “role model for all… in journalism who seek the truth,” emcee Candy Crowley (State of the Union) led a lighthearted roast and toast of the author, Newsweek contributing editor and regular panelist on The McLaughlin Group who has served as role model and reviewer of the power and influence of women in politics.

“When we talk to young women today… we tell them you can do it all – but it’s hard,” said Clift after her illustrious career was detailed by a line up of newsy notables.  “You really have to want to do it [journalism], because it’s not that easy,” added Crowley.  “Journalism is going through changes, but it’s always going to be journalism.  All that is changing is the platform.”

About the author: K Street Kate

Kate Michael, aka K Street Kate, is the President and Founder of a local online media company comprised of a magazine K Street Magazine and talk show The District Dish, devoted to lifestyle news about the District of Columbia. Hip, happening and hyperlocal, Kate formed the company while serving as Miss District of Columbia 2006 and competing in Miss America (2007). When not writing or serving as an event or on-air talent, Kate also works as a professional spokesperson and model having walked the runway for such industry icons as Valentino, Peter Som, Dior, Badgely Mischka, and Oscar de la Renta. Her media portfolio includes a spread in Elle magazine and features on Inside Edition and BBC World News' "The Real Cities" series as well as work appearing on NBC, DC's NewsChannel 8, Comcast and other local publications.

1 comment

  1. FrenchTwistDC says:

    Who would have thought that evening, when Helen Thomas finally got up and addressed the audience, that she would resign from her job just a few days later. Crazy ;-)

Leave a comment

Comment form

All fields marked (*) are required

Current day month ye@r *

© 2010 K Street Magazine. All original content property of K Street Kate, LLC.

Reposting content, in whole or in part, forbidden w/o express written consent.