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Monday, February 12, 2024


New National Press Club President Emily Wilkins 

Emily Wilkins, a Washington correspondent for CNBC was inaugurated as the 117th National Press Club president last Friday, Feb. 9, 2024. The presidential inauguration black tie optional dinner, one of the great Club traditions, draws hundreds of attendees from the journalism and education communities. 

#EmilyWilkins started at CNBC last June, covering Congress, key regulatory issues and policies that impact American businesses and the economy. Prior to CNBC, she served as a reporter for Bloomberg Government, where she covered breaking news coming out of Washington and Congress with a focus on House leadership. 

She previously reported on education and labor for both Bloomberg Government and CQ Roll Call. Wilkins began her year as president when she received the Club gavel from former President Eileen O’Reilly at the Jan. 19, 2023 Annual Membership Meeting. 

 One of Wilkins’ goals is to strengthen the Club’s ties to other journalism organizations to bolster the field at a time of great stress. “We’re stronger when we’re together; we’re better when we’re together,” Wilkins said at the membership meeting. 

DAY JOB. CNBC on-air reporter Emily Wilkins named new
President of the National Press Club

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