Chief White House Correspondent for One America News Network (OAN) announced today the formal launch of the National White House Correspondents Association (NWHCA).
Rion’s new organization has begun accepting applications by invitation only, according to a press release.
NWHCA’s first phase mission aims to accomplish the following:
- Bring more balance and diverse questions in the White House briefing room
- Foster meaningful discussion and debate at the White House
- Restore free and open press coverage in the briefing room and coverage of the White House
— Chanel Rion OAN (@ChanelRion) August 20, 2020
Earlier this year, Chanel Rion was bullied by other reporters in the WH press pool because she was called on by President Trump.
Rion asked President Trump whether he believed reporters that hounded him about his use of the term “Chinese virus” showed a pro-China bias.
Afterward, an anonymous note was left on her desk in the White House basement that read, “Do you think your question was helpful in halting the spread of the coronavirus?”