Chevy Chase to Speak on Wife’s Conservation Work

Chevy Chase and lefty radio host Bill Press at last year’s WHCA Dinner.

Reporters take note: Not only will Robert Redford have media availability at Wednesday night’s National Wildlife Federation’s 75th Anniversary Gala, but Chevy Chase is also making himself available. Chase plans to speak about his wife, Jayni, receiving the National Conservation Achievement Award.

Chevy keeps it ultra-serious in the release: “For more than 20 years, I’ve had the privilege of witnessing Jayni, my wife’s manifestation of taking a belief that positive environmental change must begin with the education of our children, and turning it into reality,” said Chase. “Her enduring efforts have paved the way for a cultural shift by greening one generation of children after another.”

In real life he’s likely to loosen up. At last year’s WHCA Dinner, we asked how Washington media was treating him so far. He said with a smirk, “What would they do? Nobody’s called me an asshole or anything, but they don’t know the truth.”