19th Annual Drug-Free Kids Campaign Awards Dinner
October 19, 2017
Gaylord National Harbor
National Harbor, MD
201 Waterfront St, Oxon Hill, MD 20745
The Riverview Ballroom sits on the Potomac Riverfront adjacent to the main hotel. Take the elevator or grand staircase downstairs to the atrium level, walk towards the water, and voila. You can’t miss it.
6 pm / Silent Auction and Reception
7 pm / Dinner and Awards Presentation
Dress for the evening is business. The coat check is located near the event registration desk at the far end of the River Ballroom Foyer.
Discounted self and valet parking has been arranged for dinner guests at the Gaylord National Hotel (not the many garages in National Harbor!). $20 for self and $33 for valet.
Wireless internet will be available at the event. Signs will be posted at the registration desk and throughout the Foyer and Reception area with the access codes.
Network: CADCA DFKC 2017
NBC4 News Anchor
Leon Harris anchors News4 at 4 and contributes to other weekday newscasts. He joins the team after 21 years at CNN in Atlanta and 14 years in D.C. local news.
Harris began his career behind the scenes in a variety of technical roles. His first big on-air reporting was during coverage of the L.A. riots. From there, he anchored CNN’s morning programs, winning acclaim for coverage of major news events like the Oklahoma City bombing, the O.J. Simpson trial, the September 11th attacks, and the 2000 Elections and Recount. Harris was twice awarded the National Cable Ace Award for Best Anchor.
In 2003 Harris moved to Washington to cover local news in his adopted home. He has won more than a dozen Local Emmys for his reporting and anchoring, including two as Best Local News Anchor. He was also recognized for his coverage of Hurricane Katrina and his reporting from the jungles of El Salvador on illegal immigration. Harris is also known for his award-winning series focusing on area youth doing remarkable things in service to others and the adults making a way for those young people to succeed.
Harris’ commitment to supporting youths extends to the scholarships in his name at his alma mater Ohio University, where he is a cum laude graduate and holds an honorary doctorate. He and his family live in Potomac, MD.