Health journalists, HHS officials meet at annual party

Kimberly Leonard

About Kimberly Leonard

Kimberly Leonard (@leonardkl) is a member of AHCJ’s Right to Know Committee and co-chair of the Washington, D.C., chapter. She covers Congress, the White House, and the Department of Health and Human Services as a health care reporter for the Washington Examiner.

Photo: Kimberly LeonardErin Mershon, left, of Stat, took the opportunity to talk to Mark Weber, the HHS deputy assistant secretary for public affairs.

About 60 reporters attended the AHCJ Washington, D.C., chapter holiday party last month, including independent journalists, reporters from Kaiser Health News, The Washington Post, The New York Times, Politico and USA Today.

During the seventh annual holiday event for the chapter, reporters enjoyed beverages and light appetizers at Bistro Bistro in Dupont Circle.

Reporters attending the event had the opportunity to meet senior officials for communications at Health and Human Services. Joining the chapter were Charmaine Yoest, assistant secretary for public affairs at the agency, and Mark Weber, the deputy assistant secretary for public affairs.

The chapter will be holding other events to assist members with meeting other officials within the agency as the Trump administration heads into its second year.

Here are some photos from the event:

Photo: Kimberly LeonardReporters enjoyed beverages and light appetizers at Bistro Bistro in Dupont Circle.

Photo: Kimberly LeonardReporters attending the event had the opportunity to meet senior officials for communications at Health and Human Services.

Photo: Phil GalewitzDan Diamond from Politico speaking with Charmaine Yoest, HHS assistant secretary for public affairs, with Nate Weixel from The Hill.

Photo: Phil GalewitzDina Maron, left, is with Scientific American and Misty Williams is with CQ Roll Call.

Photo: Kimberly LeonardAbout 60 reporters attended the the AHCJ’s DC chapter’s holiday party for the AHCJ’s DC chapter, including independent journalists, reporters from Kaiser Health News, The Washington Post, The New York Times, Politico and USA Today.

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