Fw: Pool report #1 -- East Room event

From: Byron Tau [mailto:xxx@email.com]
Sent: Sunday, December 06, 2015 05:01 PM
To: Velz, Peter T. EOP/WHO
Subject: Pool report #1 -- East Room event

Pool was ushered into the East Room at 4:45 pm. The room is decorated for Christmas with four large trees

Spotted in the East Room by fellow reporters who are far better at celebrity identification than your pooler: Steven Spielberg, Stephen Colbert, Tyler Perry, Julie Andrews, Kerry Washington, Lin Manuel Miranda, Martin Scorsese, Herbie Hancock, Janelle Monae, Rosie Perez.

Also: John Kerry, Ash Carter, Nancy Pelosi, Loretta Lynch in attendance. Carter, Pelosi and Kerry spotted deep in conversation.

The event is described as such on the president's schedule. "President and the First Lady will host the Kennedy Center Honorees Reception in the East Room."

We are awaiting remarks from POTUS.


Byron Tau
Reporter, Wall Street Journal
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