Programs 2017-2018

Some fabulous programs featuring barrier breaking speakers are in the works this year. Please continue to check in and see what we have in store for you.

Just in: Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 6:30 p.m., Howard Kurtz and his take on the media in the age of Trump. 


PAST PROGRAMS: January 24, Washington insider Sally Quinn on her book "Finding Magic", Liza Mundy's November 16 "Code Girls" book discussion was very special. If you joined us October 4 for State of Education with Politico's Kimberly Hefling and Laura McGiffert Slover, CEO of Centerpoint Education, it was a stellar event.



2017-2018 Membership Renewals are out. If you did not receive yours, you can download here:  Send in your renewal today!

Meet our Interns

Blair Abington, Lily Chorches, Gianna Rago and Shelby Weathers from AU's Washington Mentorship Program.

 Historic Clubhouse

The ANWC Clubhouse is located at 1607 22nd Street,NW, Washington, DC on Embassy Row and two blocks from the Dupont Circle metro. Street parking is available depending upon time of day and there are parking garages in the neighborhood.

Club Hours: M, T, W, F 10:30 am - 2:30 PM Phone: 202-332-6770, Email:

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Scholarship Winners 2017

(left to right) Pres.NPC, Jeff Ballou, Scholarship winners Lauren Sullivan (George Mason University) and Makeda Francis, (Howard University), ANWC EIJ honoree Susan Page and ANWC Pres. Helen R. White

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History in the Making: Cranford House

 Cranford House: Home to the American News Women's Club

ANWC is located at 1607 22nd Street, NW, Washington, DC 20008 at 22nd Street and Florida Ave., on Embassy Row between the Bulgarian and Estonian Embassies.  For use for an event contact Regular  office hours are Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 10a-4p and move to summer hours in June. Call us at 202-332-6770 or e-mail us Street parking is available but limited depending on time of day. Parking garages are nearby on Mass. Avenue. Allow yourself time to park.


The Trupps, with Sandy Trupp as our revered member and her husband Phil and daughters make membership for the ANWC a family affair. Contact the Club office if you are interested in becoming an esteemed member.

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News Women to Honor USA TODAY’s Susan Page for Excellence in Journalism
All-Star Evening of Excellence Award Dinner May 4 at National Press Club

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- April 26, 2017 – The American News Women’s Club will honor Susan Page, Washington Bureau Chief of USA TODAY, with its Excellence in Journalism Award May 4 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

Ms. Page covers the White House and national politics for USA TODAY and is widely considered one of the great political reporters of our era. She has interviewed nine presidents and covered ten presidential campaigns. During a career spanning more than three decades, Page has reported from six continents and dozens of countries and interviewed countless newsmakers.

“In this year when good journalism matters more than ever, we are extremely honored to recognize Susan Page and her extraordinary contributions to journalism. Susan is a professional and a journalism superstar who is highly respected and trusted by her peers, the public and the officials and newsmakers she interviews,” said Claire Swift, co-chair of the ANWC’s All-Star Evening of Excellence. “As the ANWC celebrates 85 years of women breaking barriers, we could not have selected a more praiseworthy  honoree.”

Proceeds from the annual benefit provide scholarships for area journalism students, who will also be recognized at the dinner.   

The dinner will be emceed by CNN’s Wolf Blitzer.  Susan Page will be "roasted and toasted" by friends and newsmakers including USA TODAY’s Joanne Lipman, Andrea Mitchell and Diane Rehm (also past recipients of the award), Chris Matthews, Derek McGinty and Ben Leubsdorf (her son), among others.
The festivities will begin with a cocktail reception at 6:30 p.m.; dinner begins at 7:15 p.m.  To register, visit or call 202-332-6770.  Registration closes April 28th.  A security code for entry to the Press Club for the event will be distributed to all registered guests. Learn more about the ANWC at or visit the club’s Facebook page:

The American News Women's Club is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to preserving excellence in journalism; expanding the advancement of women in journalism and related media professions; providing networking, mentoring and development opportunities; and providing stellar educational programs including the popular series,“State of the Media”.  Founded in 1932, the ANWC is one of our nation’s first women’s press clubs.

Contact:  Janina Roncevic, American News Women’s Club  202-332-6770 for reservations and/or Claire Swift for press access (cell) 202-253-0010.