WXXI Brings NPR White House Correspondent Scott Horsley to Rochester on November 14

Release Date: 
Thu, 10/29/2015

For immediate release
Contact: Kristin Tutino, WXXI, 585-258-0253

(Rochester, NY) October 29, 2015 – WXXI is pleased to bring NPR White House Correspondent Scott Horsley to Rochester for a special dinner on Saturday, November 14 at the Monroe Golf Club (155 Golf Ave, Pittsford). Scott will share a behind the scenes look at the White House and what it’s like reporting on the policy and politics of the Obama Administration. 

During the evening WXXI will honor Drs. Dawn and Jacques Lipson. The 2015 Associate of the Year Award will be presented in memory of Jacques, and in honor of Dawn, who serves on WXXI and the Little Theatre's Board of Trustees.

Tickets for the event are $150 each. Reserved tables of 8 are $1,000. Tickets can be ordered online at WXXI.org/horsley or by calling (585) 258-0338. Cocktails start at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m.

WXXI's Associate of the Year award recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions in support of WXXI’s mission of public service. The Lipsons will join a long list of honorees including WXXI Honorary Trustees Catherine Carlson, Betty Strasenburgh, Suzanne Gouvernet and Richard F. Brush, and B. Thomas Golisano as well as the late Larry and Jane Glazer.

More about Scott Horsley:

Scott Horsley is a White House correspondent for NPR News. He reports on the policy and politics of the Obama Administration, with a special emphasis on economic issues. The 2012 campaign was the third presidential contest Horsley has covered for NPR. He previously reported on Senator John McCain's White House bid in 2008 and Senator John Kerry's campaign in 2004. Thanks to this experience, Horsley has become an expert in the motel shampoo offerings of various battleground states. Horsley took up the White House beat after serving as a San Diego-based business correspondent for NPR where he covered fast food, gasoline prices, and the California electricity crunch of 2000. He reported from the Pentagon during the early phases of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Horsley earned a bachelor's degree from Harvard University and an MBA from San Diego State University.