Today, news anchors join President Obama at the White House for the usual off-the-record lunch before the State of the Union address.
TVNewser has confirmed that ABC’s Diane Sawyer, CBS’ Katie Couric and NBC’s Brian Williams will all be in attendance as will ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, CBS’ Bob Schieffer, and NBC’s David Gregory.
Fox News’ Chris Wallace, Bret Baier, and Shepard Smith will all also be there. Wolf Blitzer and John King will attend from CNN. More: MSNBC’s Chris Matthews. Also: PBS’ Jim Lehrer.
Politico’s Michael Calderone reports that the White House has added three Spanish language networks, CNN en Español, Telemundo, and Univision, to the lunch this year as each will be carrying the address.
Some anchors/correspondents also met with House Minority Leader John Boehner for breakfast this morning.