Tanner Stransky
January 22, 2010 AT 10:55 AM EST

Much in-the-news late-night host Jay Leno, who will take back over The Tonight Show from Conan O’Brien on March 1, is set to headline the annual White House Correspondents dinner in May, according to CNN. The organization says that Leno was booked for the gig before NBC announced his return to The Tonight Show. The dinner is an annual tradition during which the President gets a chance to joke around with press. Leno has headlined the dinner before — in 2004, 2000, and 1987.

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