The New York Press Club, Inc.
1324 Lexington Avenue (Box 190)
New York NY 10128-1145


Larry Seary
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1st Vice President
Steve Scott
WCBS Newsradio 880
2nd Vice President
Jane Tillman Irving
WCBS Newsradio 880
Joe Connolly
The Wall Street Journal
Stephani Shelton
The Fred Group
Corresponding Secretary
Elizabeth Semrai
Financial Secretary
Beth Karas


Winnie Hu
The New York Times
Rich Lamb
WCBS Newsradio 880
Mitch Lebe
27/7 News Source
Phil O'Brien
Gabe Pressman
Larry Sutton
OK! Magazine
Debra Toppeta


Mark Lieberman
Past President
John Mulligan
Past President
Tom Poster
Past President
Jerry Schmetterer
Past President
Deborah Wetzel
Past President
Consulting Director
Peter O.E. Bekker
Events Chairman
Mitch Lebe
Public Relations
Debra J. Caruso
Jack Dobosh
Farrell Farrell Burke
Fr. Matthew F. Malone, S.J.
Rabbi Joseph Potasnik

Renew New York Press Club Membership

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Members may renew their affiliation on this page. Prospective members are invited to visit the Join Page for information about membership in the New York Press Club.

Membership in the Club is renewed annually by payment of dues each January. New members who joined after June 30th may renew for a second year on a pro-rated basis (Half Year Renewal). New members who joined very late in the previous year (between September 30 and December 31) need not renew until the following January. All members will receive by mail a dues renewal reminder letter that will contain specific renewal information.

If you've been a member of the Club for a year or more, or for newer members who joined between January 1 and June 30th, renewal is at the full-rate for each category of membership.

For newer members who joined between July 1 and September 30 of the previous year, renewal is at one-half the full-year rate.

The New York Press Club, Inc.
1324 Lexington Avenue (Box 190)
New York NY 10128-1145

The New York Press Club Foundation has created scholarships that are awarded to student members who are studying journalism at accredited colleges or universities. You are invited to contribute to the fund by using the "Donate" button, below. Details including amounts, eligibility, criteria and ways to apply are published on this website. The scholarships are administered by the New York Press Club Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable orgrnization. Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

New York Press Club members interested in the facilities and amenities of a full-service social club are invited to take advantage of our relationship with The Players Club in Gramercy Park. A benefit of Press Club membership is full access to The Players at an annual rate considerably less than what is ordinarily required.


Located in a Greek Revival townhouse facing Gramercy Park, The Players offers a full range of amenities in a genteel and convivial setting including a grill room and bar, dining room, library, reading room and comfortable lounges. The Players also offers a number of events throughout the year that Press Club members may attend from readings and lectures to musical evenings and theatrical presentations.

Reciprocal privileges are also part of this optional membership perk at New York City clubs such the Explorers, Friars, Salamagundi, India House and the Downtown Association and at a total of about 30 clubs around the U.S. and abroad.

The Players website is here. New York Press Club members with an interest in this benefit are invited to contact the Press Club for particulars.

This special arrangement with The Players is available to all Press Club members in good standing as a benefit of membership. The New York Press Club is not acting as an agent for The Players in offering this benefit, nor is the Press Club receiving compensation of any kind from The Players in exchange for the offer. The Press Club can bear no responsibility for any issues that may arise between its members who exersice this benefit and The Players Club.

Active: journalists currently working in print, broadcast or Web news media with at least six months experience in the New York area.
Dues: $90.

Associate: communications professionals who worked in news for at least five years, at least half that time in the New York area.
Dues: $125.

Affiliate: former news professionals who were in the field for less than five years or individuals who have no news media experience but who are currently working in public relations or communications.
Dues: $175.00.

Student: full-time students whose concentration is in journalism, media or the communication arts.
Dues: $25.00.

current members who have retired from day-to-day journalism and who wish to maintain an affiliation with the New York Press Club.
Dues: $30.

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