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Dee Dee Myers
Dee Dee Myers & Associates
Member LSN Board of Directors
Dee Dee Myers is a political analyst and commentator. Currently, she is a Contributing Editor to Vanity Fair Magazine; a consultant to the hit NBC television series, “The West Wing;” and a popular lecturer on politics, the media and women’s issues. She is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the 23-campus California State University.
Myers served as White House Press Secretary during President Clinton’s first term. She was the first woman and youngest person ever to hold that job. Asked how she dealt with an often combative press corps, Myers once said: “Never take it personally – and never lose your sense of humor.”
After leaving the White House, Myers filled the liberal chair on the CNBC political talk show, “Equal Time,” matching wits with conservative co-hosts Mary Matalin and Bay Buchanan. She is a frequent guest on numerous broadcast and cable television programs. In addition to Vanity Fair, she has written for publications including Time Magazine, The New York Times, the Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times.
Before joining the Clinton for President campaign in the fall of 1991, Myers worked on a number of local, state and national campaigns. A 1983 graduate of the Santa Clara University, she currently lives in Washington with her husband, Todd Purdum, a correspondent for The New York Times, and their daughter, Kate.