WASHINGTON, Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Newly elected National Press Club President Mark Hamrick will be putting the questions to Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke at a much anticipated NPC Luncheon on Thursday, Feb. 3. Bernanke's rare appearance with reporters follows a similar meeting at the Press Club two years ago. While this is Hamrick's first luncheon as President, he has moderated these storied NPC events several times over the years while serving as an officer and board member of the Press Club. Hamrick, who was elected President by his colleagues in December and was just inaugurated at a gala dinner Saturday, January 29 is well versed on business and economic issues.
A veteran broadcast journalist for The Associated Press, Hamrick has covered momentous financial and economic events including the 1987 stock market crash, 9/11, the tech boom and the most recent meltdown. He has served as the lead voice and face for business and economic stories for the AP with sources at the highest levels. For a quarter century, his radio reports have been heard on hundreds of AP Radio Stations. In recent years, Hamrick's work has also included online video and television. He is also host of AP's popular "Tax Break" series.
The National Press Club Luncheon speaker series began during the FDR Administration and has been a constant feature of the Washington media landscape since then. C-Span covers all NPC luncheons. Other media frequently attend as well from broadcast, print and online. News coverage of this sold-out event with Bernanke is anticipated to be very heavy. The Club hosts approximately 75 such luncheons per year in its historic ballroom located atop the National Press Building at 529 14th Street NW. Luncheon guests in the past have included leaders in the fields of government, politics, business, sports and entertainment.
For more information on Hamrick, the National Press Club or the NPC Luncheon Speakers program visit the NPC website at www.press.org. To arrange an interview with Hamrick before or after the Bernanke luncheon please contact Bill McCarren at 202-662-7534.
SOURCE National Press Club