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ANWC Holiday Party - Wed. December 11, 2019. Save this date and prepare for a fabulous celebration!

Attention ANWC Members: 

If you are interested in becoming a member of the American News Women's Club, please call the office at (202) 332-6770 or send us an email to

Club Hours:

Monday, Wed. 12 - 4 p.m., Fri. 12 - 2 p.m.

Phone: 202-332-6770


Our Historic Clubhouse

The ANWC Clubhouse (also known as Cranford House) 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. Great for seasonal events, consider booking your event today! (click here for more information)

Meet our ANWC 2019 Mission Oriented Interns!

Meet Caroline Zonts, a senior in the School of Media & Public Affairs at the George Washington University. We are thrilled to have her with us and look forward to great achievements.

Annaliese Keller is a rising junior at the George Washington University studying political science. She is a passionate supporter of the ANWC's mission to expand the advancement of women in journalism. 

And our Proud 2019 ANWC Scholarship Winners!

Jaha Knight, AU       Colleen Grablick, GWU

Programs 2019-2020 at the Clubhouse

Thurs. October 24,  6:30 p.m. Women Ambassadors: The Art of Diplomacy.

Mon. September 23, 6:30 p.m. - Celebrating 100 years of Women and the 19th Amendment. Come join Elaine Weiss, esteemed author of The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote (Viking Press) and board member Eleanor Clift, author of Founding Sisters and the Nineteeth Amendment (Wiley Publishers) for what is sure to be a lively presentation and conversation on one of the great accomplishments for women of our era.  

Popular Past Programs 

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 6:30 p.m at the Clubhouse. In celebration of Women's History Month, Dorothy Butler Gilliam, making history with her Groundbreaking Memoir.

Programs 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.

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.

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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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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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Photo Galleries

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the many exciting ANWC events.


Meet Our Luminaries

Recipients of Our Excellence in Journalism Award

It is with great pride that we remind you of the recipients of the ANWC's Excellence in Journalism Award to the candidate who possesses the attributes that make him or her standout above the rest in this highly competitive field of journalism. In the past, the award was presented in the form of a formal “Roast and Toast” event at one of the elegant hotels in Washington, D.C. More recently the award has been bestowed in more of a “Toast” cocktails and dinner format at the National Press Club, also in Washington, D.C.  

This event is the ANWC’s chief fund raising activity in which we raise awareness and scholarship grants for worthy journalism students. The festive event around this coveted award is generally held in the spring. We hope to see you at our next “Roast and Toast” of a media luminary. This year our entire membership was able to vote for our honoree Barbara Walters who received the 2013 Excellence in Journalism award on June 21, 2013, at the National Press Club.


Wolf Blitzer (2019)

Ann Curry (2018)

USA Today's Susan Page (2017)

Greta Van Susteren (2016)

Norah O'Donnell (2015)

Gwen Ifill (2014)

Barbara Walters (2013)

Candy Crowley (2012)

Diane Rehm (2011)

Eleanor Clift  (2010)

Katie Couric (2009)

Brian Lamb (2006)

Ben Bradlee & Sally Quinn (2005)

Bob Schieffer (2004)

Cokie Roberts (2003)

Judy Woodruff (2002)

 Al Neuharth (2001)

Jim Lehrer (2000)

Larry King (1999)

Andrea Mitchell (1998)

Walter Cronkite (1997)

 Sam Donaldson (1996)

 Sarah McClendon (1995)

Catherine Filene Shouse (1994)

Helen Thomas (1993)

Read about our past Gala honoring Barbara Walters here!