CBS’ Garrett to Emcee Congressional Dinner

CBS’s new Chief White House Correspondent Major Garrett will be master of ceremonies for the upcoming 69th Washington Press Club Foundation Congressional Dinner in February. Lynn Povich, the first female Senior Editor in Newsweek history, will be given the Club’s lifetime achievement award. Povich was among 46 women who sued the magazine for sex discrimination.

The event will be held on Feb. 6 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. Last year’s event was emceed by WaPo‘s Dana Milbank (a contrast to Garrett, who is taller).

As the release states, Garrett comes well-credentialed to head up the dinner. See his career path in Washington…

*Covered Washington for three different networks.

*Eight years as White House Correspondent at Fox News

*White House Correspondent at CNN

*A weekly column at National Journal

*He began his career in Washington at U.S. News & World Report and TWT in the early 90s.

*He has written three books: “Comment Cents”, “The 15 Biggest Lies in Politics”, and “The Enduring Revolution.”