In a memo to the White House Correspondents Association this afternoon, David Jackson advised that the association’s board plans to make final decisions by August 2nd about the White House briefing room seat left vacant by Helen Thomas. You’ll remember that both Fox News and Bloomberg are lobbying for the front-row seat. Memo obtained by FishbowlDC below:
Sent: Monday, July 19, 2010 12:45 PM
Subject: Briefing Room Seating
The 2010-2011 Board of the White House Correspondents’ Association held its first meeting today and agreed to consider new seating requests for the James S. Brady Briefing Room.
After a brief evaluation period, the board hopes to make final seating decisions at a special meeting on Aug. 2.
David Jackson, President