Actress, television host, producer, New York Times bestselling author, and inspirational speaker Candace Cameron Bure and her husband, former National Hockey League star Valeri Bure, will attend the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner as special guests of the Christian Broadcasting Network, according to a recent announcement.
The dinner will be held on Saturday, April 30, and will be hosted by Comedy Central's Larry Wilmore. The dinner is traditionally attended by the President and the First Lady as well as other senior government officials and members of the press corps. Proceeds from the dinner go toward scholarships and awards aimed at supporting aspiring journalists and recognizing excellence in the profession.
"CBN is honored to have Candace and her husband 'Val' as our special guests this year," said CBN News Director Rob Allman.
"As a co-host of The View, to her roles on Full House and the recent Fuller House on Netflix, and a finalist on Dancing with the Stars, Candace has become a truly great ambassador for the Christian Community in American entertainment,” Allman added. “She and her husband have been at the top of our invite list for several years and we are just thrilled that the schedules worked this year."
Joining the Bures at the CBN News table will be CBN White House Correspondent Jennifer Wishon and CBN's D.C. Bureau Chief, Robin Mazyck.
"Candace puts family and faith first and is a great role model," said Mazyck. "She willingly shares her Christian values, and we're excited to host her for the weekend."
Previous CBN guests have included American Idol's Colton Dixon, Mandisa, and Chris Sligh; New England Patriots cornerback and Super Bowl XLIX hero Malcolm Butler; Newt and Callista Gingrich; Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell; Chinese Ambassador to the U.S. Ambassador Zhou Wenzhong; television personality Sherri Shepherd; and Olympic gold medal speed skater Chad Hedrick.
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By NRB Staff
Published: April 21, 2016