The White House Correspondents Association announced Jonathan Karl of ABC News has been elected president of the organization for 2019-2020.
Currently chief White House correspondent for ABC News, Karl has also covered Congress and the Pentagon in his career. He began working for ABC in 2003 reporting from the State Department.
Karl received 104 votes out of 265 cast in the election for leadership of the White House Correspondents Association. Dallas Morning News’ Todd Gillman came in second with 87 votes.
In addition to being chosen as president of the organization, Karl was also appointed to a three-year term as an at-large board of directors member. Gillman was also named to the board as newspaper representative. Additionally, the New York Times’ Doug Mills was chosen to fill the photography seat on the board.
Congrats to @jonkarl, elected #whca president for 2019-2020. And congrats to @toddgillman & @dougmillsnyt who were re-elected to the board
— Jeff Mason (@jeffmason1) July 14, 2017
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