White House Correspondents Weekend Insider is a joint venture of Haddad Media and BizBash Media. This micro niche site explores “behind the scenes” of one of the most powerful clubs in America, those journalists who have had and currently have the title White House Correspondent.
Tammy Haddad, Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief
Tammy Haddad, Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief is also the President and CEO of Haddad Media, a multimedia production and consulting company working with established and emerging businesses to develop innovative on-air, on-line and event programming for political and entertainment media. Haddad Media clients include some of the top media and tech companies in the world including Google, Bloomberg, and HBO. Haddad is co-host of the Masters in Politics Podcast covering the 2016 campaign.
Haddad is a veteran political producer and television news executive who has worked with Washington’s most important political media companies including Politico, National Journal, Newsweek, and Washington Post. Haddad produced the Washington Post’s multi-platform video profile series, “The Obama Era: New Voices of Power Video Series.” Guests include David Axelrod, David Plouffe, Robert Gibbs and Desiree Rogers. Haddad produced Bloomberg events for the 2012 conventions. Haddad produced live video web coverage of the 2008 presidential election for WashingtonPost.com and Newsweek.com and a weekly political show with Chris Cillizza and Jon Meacham, The Political Take.
Haddad is a consultant to political and issue oriented entertainment TV shows and films. She is an editorial consultant to HBO’s political comedy series, Veep, starring Julia Louis Dreyfus. Working with the Veep team, Haddad coordinated the featured video at the 2014 White House Correspondents Dinner featuring Vice President Biden and Julia Louis Dreyfus in a romp thru the White House, the Vice President’s residence and a tattoo parlor. Haddad is a consultant to the new HBO comedy, The Brink, starring Tim Robbins and Jack Black premiering in June of 2014. She has helped with the launch of some of the biggest films portraying Washington including Fury, starring Brad Pitt, Amazon’s Alpha House, and Game Change.
Haddad is the recipient of two John Foster Peabody Awards. She is a 25 year television executive and executive producer of shows. She was vice president, Washington, for MSNBC, overseeing political and election coverage for the network. She was the executive producer of Hardball and all MSNBC political event coverage including the 2004 and 2008 presidential elections as well as the 2006-midterm elections. Haddad left CNN in 1993 to become the senior broadcast producer for NBC’s Today show, helping launch the street level studio. She then moved to David Letterman’s Worldwide Pants to launch the late night talk show The Late Late Show with Tom Snyder for CBS. She was an executive producer at the launch of the Fox News Channel, and a producer for The McLaughlin Group. She served as a media consultant to the non-profit organization The Vaccine Fund, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Haddad is the 2007 recipient of the Gracie Award as outstanding television news producer.
David Adler, Co-Founder and Publisher
David Adler, Co-Founder and Publisher, is also the founder and CEO of BizBash Media, the source for essential information about event marketing, meeting and event planning, and business entertaining in New York City, Los Angeles/Southern California, Toronto, Florida, and Washington, D.C. BizBash Media operates BizBash.com and publishes BizBash magazine. The company also hosts the annual BizBash/M&C Meeting and Event Style Show in New York, attended by the industry’s top professionals, and this year is launching the BizBash Los Angeles/Southern California Event Style Show Expo & Awards in June in Los Angeles. In 2005, the company’s New York annual award show was featured in the center column of The Wall Street Journal. In 2004, Adler was named one of the “25 Most Influential Leaders” in the meeting and event industry by Meeting News magazine.
From 1994 until 2000, Adler was vice president of corporate communications for PRIMEDIA and held the same post at Macmillan Inc. from 1988 to 1990. In those positions, Adler was responsible for events, public relations, charitable giving, branding, and special chairman and C.E.O. projects including the Notre Dame University Conference on the Holocaust in 1998. Events projects included the 50th anniversary of Seventeen magazine, the 25th anniversary of New York magazine, the annual New York magazine awards, the 100th anniversary of the Daily Racing Form, and the annual Soap Opera Digest awards celebration.
From 1990 until 1993, Adler was vice president of media relations and cause-related marketing, where he was responsible for development and execution programs such as the initial Avon Breast Cancer Initiative, the Reebok Human Rights awards, the Polaroid Missing Children Program, and the John F. Kennedy Library Profiles in Courage awards.
At the age of 21, a month after graduating from American University, Adler founded Washington Dossier. The magazine, which covered power, society, politics, and entertaining in the nation’s capital, was one of the pioneers of the regional luxury magazine explosion currently taking place. The publication grew from a 16-page newsletter to a 250-page monthly magazine when it was sold in 1988, and was featured regularly in the national media. Its regular annual features included the “Top 1,000 Most Powerful People in Washington,” the Diplomat List, the Social 400, and the Senatorial Dossier, a guide to the personalities of United States senators.
Adler resides in New York City is active in several nonprofit and professional organizations, including board positions on NYC & Company, the WNET Education Committee, and the Dean’s Advisory Council of the American University School of Communications. Previously he was a member of the board of trustees of the Hurricane Island Outward Bound School, the Magazine Publishers Association, and City Meals On Wheels. He also chaired the public relations committee of the Magazine Publishers Association from 1998 to 2000.