Inner Circle Show

Dave Seifman Reflects on Larry Sutton

By David Seifman This has been a tough week for those of us in the Inner Circle and for everyone who cared about journalism in New York. We lost Larry Sutton on Saturday (June 17, 2017) and this morning (June 23) news came that Gabe Pressman died. So if you’re saying prayers for Larry, add one for Gabe. […]

Gabe Pressman, Inner Circle Dean, dead at 93

Gabe Pressman, a reporter whose career over 70 years spanned the length and breadth of journalism in New York and across the U.S.A., died June 23. His wife, Vera, confirmed he died in his sleep after a brief illness. He was 93 years old. Gabe – everyone, from mayors to celebrities to regular New Yorkers, […]

Larry Sutton, Heart and Soul of the Inner Circle, Dead at 64

Larry Sutton, a journalist whose career spanned four decades and who was chiefly responsible for writing the annual Inner Circle show, has died. He was 64. Sutton suffered a heart attack Saturday morning, June 17. EMS paramedics responded to his apartment in midtown but were unable to resuscitate him. Funeral arrangements were incomplete. “Larry was […]

Hank Walter, Reporter, Speechwriter, Tenor, Poet, Dies at 88

 Henry “Hank” C. Walter, beloved Inner Circle member and past president, died Nov. 17, 2016 after a brief illness. He was a day shy of his 89th birthday. Hank became a member of the Inner Circle in 1956, during Mayor Robert Wagner’s tenure, and served as president in 1963. Here is more about his life […]

Members Dinner Oct. 14 Starts 2017 Show Year

The Inner Circle kicks off its 95th year with the annual members dinner on Friday, Oct. 14. It will mark the start of a new era as the 2017 show relocates to the Sheraton Times Square New York Hotel. Show night is set for Saturday, April 1. Also new – this year’s slate of officers […]

On to the Sheraton! Our Next Show is April 1, 2017

  The Inner Circle is on the move. Our next performance will be April 1, 2017 at our new home, the Sheraton Times Square New York Hotel at 53rd St and 7th Ave. “The primary reason for the move is a scheduling conflict with the Hilton,” said vice president Terry Sheridan in an email to […]

Inner Circle Brings Luck to Yankees

  The 2016 baseball season has been lackluster at best for the New York Yankees. But at a game that was an outing for Inner Circle members, the Bronx Bombers managed to pull out another win. The outing is an annual tradition of late. One year members go to the stadium to see the Yanks, […]

Now What? Our Carole Zimmer is Podding Ahead

    Member Carole Zimmer is surging forward with her own podcast where she interviews celebrities about big life decisions, how to re-invent themselves, inspiration, and, as she puts it “how we wind up navigating all those curves in the road.” Guests on the podcast, called “Now What?” have ranged from Gloria Steinem to comedian […]

Meet Our New Members for 2016

Brenda Blackmon is co-anchor of PIX11 News at 6:30 each weeknight. She has a distinguished tenure as a news anchor in the New York City market. Brenda has won four Emmy awards, two Edward R. Murrow awards and several other prizes for her reporting and anchoring. She also runs her own communications coaching and consulting […]

1946 Inner Circle Cover Resurfaces in Time for 2016 Show

The cover art for the Inner Circle’s 1946 show, “Shamrock and Sickle” recently turned up, just in time to mark its 70th anniversary. New York City was a very different town back then. World War II ended months earlier in August 1945. The subway cost a nickel, the harbor was one of the busiest in […]