Attention Members: 

If you are interested in becoming a member of the American News Women's Club, please call the office at (202) 332-6770 or send us an email to

Meet our Proud 2019 ANWC Scholarship Winners!

Jaha Knight, AU & Colleen Grablick, GWU

And our ANWC 2019 Mission Oriented Interns!

Meet Caroline Zonts, a rising senior at the George Washington University's School of Media and Strategic Communication. We are thrilled to have her with us and look forward to great achievements.

Annaliese Keller is a rising junior at the George Washington University studying political science. She is a passionate supporter of the ANWC's mission to expand the advancement of women in journalism. 

Programs 2019 at the Clubhouse

Mon. September 23, 6:30 p.m. - Celebrating 100 years of Women and the 19th Amendment. Come join Elaine Weiss, esteemed author of The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote (Viking Press) and board member Eleanor Clift, author of Founding Sisters and the Nineteeth Amendment (Wiley Publishers) for what is sure to be a lively presentation and conversation on one of the great accomplishments for women of our era. $30 for members,  $35 for guests, $15 for students/jrs. (under 25). Light supper/networking before the program.  Reserve by calling the clubhouse 202-332-6770 or email

Thurs. October 24,  6:30 p.m.   Women Ambassadors: the Art of Diplomacy.  Speakers tbd coming soon.  Save this date.



Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 6:30 p.m at the Clubhouse. In celebration of Women's History Month, Dorothy Butler Gilliam, making history with her Groundbreaking Memoir.

Programs 2018

Some fabulous programs featuring barrier breaking speakers are in the works this year. Please continue to check in and see what we have in store for you.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 6:30 p.m., Howard Kurtz and his take on the media in the age of Trump. 


PAST PROGRAMS: January 24, Washington insider Sally Quinn on her book "Finding Magic", Liza Mundy's November 16 "Code Girls" book discussion was very special. If you joined us October 4 for State of Education with Politico's Kimberly Hefling and Laura McGiffert Slover, CEO of Centerpoint Education, it was a stellar event.

 Historic Clubhouse

The ANWC Clubhouse is located at 1607 22nd Street,NW, Washington, DC on Embassy Row and two blocks from the Dupont Circle metro. Street parking is available depending upon time of day and there are parking garages in the neighborhood.

Club Hours: M, T, W, F 10:30 am - 2:30 PM Phone: 202-332-6770, Email:

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Scholarship Winners 2017

(left to right) Pres.NPC, Jeff Ballou, Scholarship winners Lauren Sullivan (George Mason University) and Makeda Francis, (Howard University), ANWC EIJ honoree Susan Page and ANWC Pres. Helen R. White

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History in the Making: Cranford House

 Cranford House: Home to the American News Women's Club

ANWC is located at 1607 22nd Street, NW, Washington, DC 20008 at 22nd Street and Florida Ave., on Embassy Row between the Bulgarian and Estonian Embassies.  For use for an event contact Regular  office hours are Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 10a-4p and move to summer hours in June. Call us at 202-332-6770 or e-mail us Street parking is available but limited depending on time of day. Parking garages are nearby on Mass. Avenue. Allow yourself time to park.


The Trupps, with Sandy Trupp as our revered member and her husband Phil and daughters make membership for the ANWC a family affair. Contact the Club office if you are interested in becoming an esteemed member.

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The ANWC awards scholarships to two to four journalism students each year. The 2016 ANWC Scholars are all aspiring journalists who have demonstrated merit, professional commitment and seriousness of purpose. They are: 

Katharine Magill

Passionate for journalism, Kate aspires to become an investigative reporter. At American University, KateEllie Hartleb and Katharine Magill stand onstage at the National Press Club studies both print journalism and political science and hopes that her knowledge of political science will come to her aid while covering issues relating to elections and voting. While pursuing her studies, Kate has recently been promoted from reporter to editor-in-chief for the American University student newspaper, The Eagle. Her aspiration is to cover hard-hitting topics that will impact her readers so she can earn respect as a reporter.

Ellie Hartleb 

Studying journalism and education studies at American University, Ellie wants to be an education reporter. She currently is interning with USA Today and with Washington Parent magazine, while continuing to contribute her freelance work to NPR Shots health blog. In her free time, Ellie writes for The Eagle student newspaper and is a student ambassador for the School of Communications at American University. As a journalist, she hopes to fill society’s hunger for media and technology.




 2015 ANWC Scholars

Emily Schweich, a rising junior at the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism, who is pursuing a degree in broadcast journalism. Her goal is to become a Washington-based news anchor, reporting particularly on issues affecting women including gender-based violence and workplace fairness and diversity. She has interned at WUSA9, worked as a volunteer behind the cameras for Maryland Capital News Service’s Maryland Newsline and works part-time in communications for the university’s Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center.

Emily is also ANWC's 2014 Jane Lingo Scholar, named in honor of pioneering journalist Jane Tunstall Lingo, a long-time ANWC member who was also among the first women admitted to the National Press Club. The second half of her career was advancing women’s education at George Washington University, and she endowed this special ANWC scholarship.

Dominique Bonessi, a rising senior at the George Washington University who is majoring in journalism and mass communications, and Arab language and literature. Her goal as a journalist is to use her language skills to increase understanding among cultures. While still in high school, she studied in Cairo, Egypt, and that experience, with the subsequent events of the Arab spring, led her to choose her double major. She's interned with Middle East Broadcasting and, most recently, has been studying in Amman, Jordan, where she gathered material on how social media affects the lives of Jordanian women, the topic of her senior thesis.



Diana Marinaccio, a rising senior at the George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs, where she's majoring in journalism and mass communications, and minoring in Spanish/cross-cultural communications. She aspires to become a multimedia news producer working with broadcast and on-line platforms. She has interned with The Today Show in New York and NBC4 in Washington, and will intern this summer with Dateline NBC in New York. On campus, she has been a multimedia editor with the GW Hatchet and interned with Prime Movers Media, teaching journalism to high school students.