FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 8, 2007
Contact: Bob Weiner 301-283-0821/202-329-1700 or Jay Wind 703-505-3567


(Washington, DC) -- At the National Press Club’s 10th Annual 5K race today, which starts and finishes at the National Press Club at 14th & F in Washington, Weiner Public News was first of nine media teams. Weiner Public News, the news reporting and oped writing division of Robert Weiner Associates Public Affairs, has published over 60 opeds in top 100 papers since Weiner left the White House in 2001 and conducted over 500 radio and TV interviews. Weiner webmaster Jay Wind organized the team (only the top three count despite some media teams entering as many as 12 members)—which for Weiner Public News consisted of Jay Wind, Weiner, and Zereu Kelele.

The Weiner team also won last year and was called up to the podium by the National Press Club’s Rick Dunham (of the Houston Chronicle), the meet director, as “defending champions.”

The Weiner team was first with a combined three-person total of 59:47. Here are complete results:

1) Weiner Public News (59:47)
2) US News (1:04:12)
3) Religion and Ethics (1:07:20)
4) Bloomberg (1:09:41)
5) Hearst (1:11:43)
6) Gannett/USA Today (1:14:13)
7) McGraw Hill (1:14:44)
8) Reuters (1:24:48)
9) AP (1:25:14)

Weiner said, “The results show that athletes of all ages can compete and win against younger athletes. Masters track and running are a lifetime sport. You need high energy, which running gives you, to write and generate good media! Fitness matters for anything else in life for that matter.” Weiner is 60, Wind 57, and Kelele 26. Early in his career, long before serving in the Clinton White House, Weiner was Chief of Staff of the House Aging Committee, and he now volunteers as the elected National Media Chair for USATF Masters Track and Field.

To see Weiner’s opeds and radio-TV, click on links:

  • Op-eds
  • Radio-TV appearances
  • Photo

    (Source: Robert Weiner Associates Public Affairs and Issue Strategies)