WHCA to Honor National Journal’s Condon

National Journal
National Journal Staff
April 22, 2014, 11:40 a.m.

Na­tion­al Journ­al’s George Con­don will re­ceive the newly cre­ated Pres­id­ent’s Award at this year’s White House Cor­res­pond­ents’ As­so­ci­ation Din­ner.

In an­noun­cing the award Tues­day, WHCA Pres­id­ent Steven Thomma called Con­don “a unique friend of the or­gan­iz­a­tion.”

Thomma, the seni­or White House cor­res­pond­ent for Mc­Clatchy, noted that Con­don has served on the WHCA board and as its pres­id­ent, as “the im­par­tial ar­bit­er of our elec­tions” and as “a help­ing hand and voice of good judg­ment to of­ficers of the as­so­ci­ation.”

Con­don is also the WHCA’s “un­of­fi­cial his­tor­i­an,” work­ing over the last two years to re­search the his­tory of the or­gan­iz­a­tion as it cel­eb­rates its 100th an­niversary this year.

Pri­or to join­ing Na­tion­al Journ­al in 2009, Con­don covered the White House and na­tion­al polit­ics for Co­pley News Ser­vices and the San Diego Uni­on-Tribune. He led the team that won a Pulitzer Prize for Na­tion­al Re­port­ing in 2006.