CNN’s Dana Bash returns to Foggy Bottom for Colonials Weekend event

Dana Bash spoke to students and parents
Dana Bash spoke to students and parents to kickoff Colonials Weekend on Saturday morning in the Lisner Auditorium. Marie McGrory/Hatchet Photographer

This post was written by Hatchet Reporter Jerome Pierce.

CNN’s Dana Bash, a GW alumna, returned to campus this weekend to speak to students and their families about her career in broadcast journalism on Saturday morning.

Bash, who graduated from GW in 1993, spoke at Lisner Auditorium for the Eighth Annual Colonials Weekend kick-off and welcome. Bash covers the U.S. House and Senate as CNN’s senior congressional correspondent.

“[By] covering Congress I really do have the best job on TV news,” Bash said.

While remembering her time as a GW undergraduate, she said, “One thing that has not changed is the incredible experience and support [of the University].”

Bash spoke about the various internships she secured through her professors in the political communication department.

She said one of her first internships was with CBS Washington Bureau where she was assigned the task of watching for then-Supreme Court Justice nominee Clarence Thomas at the Palm Hotel in order to alert producers if he were to arrive there during the time of his contentious confirmation hearings in 1991.

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