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Conan O'Brien to Headline White House Correspondents Dinner

Michael Tran/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) -- Late night talk show host Conan O'Brien is set to headline the White House Correspondents Association's annual dinner, association president Ed Henry announced on Wednesday.

“Conan is one of television’s most innovative and influential talents and I am absolutely thrilled that he has agreed to be this year’s featured act,” Henry said.  “We are grateful that Conan will be also be using that creativity to bring more attention to the WHCA’s commitment to helping needy journalism students.”

The dinner, which is attended by President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama, along with most of Washington, D.C.'s movers and shakers, also gives over $100,000 in scholarships to high school students.

This won't be the first time that O'Brien, who's currently hosting Conan on TBS, has taken the podium at the White House Correspondent's Dinner.  He also appeared at the 1995 dinner when he started his 16-year run as the host of NBC's Late Night with Conan O’Brien.

This year's White House Correspondents Dinner will be held on April 27, 2013.

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