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Year of the Woman

Year of the Woman

More From Dee Dee

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Dee Dee Myers talks about the progress women have made in the Senate.

Dee Dee's Biography

Surprise gymnast When Myers got bored during the Clinton Gore campaign, she would do cartwheels. “Bad cartwheels are very entertaining.”

Secret talent Myers can take apart a vintage 10-speed bike and put it back together, improved. 

Inspiration She says Billie Jean Kings’ straight sets in the ‘Battle of the Sexes’ “was a thing of beauty in my childhood.”

Dee Dee Myers is a groundbreaking political analyst and former White House press secretary. After graduating from Santa Clara University, Dee Dee Myers took on a  full-time role on the 1984 presidential campaign of Walter Mondale, beginning her career in political communications. After serving on a number of local and national campaigns, Myers was asked to join Bill Clinton’s presidential campaign team in 1991. When Clinton was elected, she was named his White House Press Secretary, the first woman and second youngest person to ever hold the job.

Outside the White House, Myers co-hosted political talk show Equal Time on CNBC then served as a consultant and script advisor on Aaron Sorkin’s award-winning TV series The West Wing. Myers is also a contributing editor at Vanity Fair and author of 2008 New York Times best-selling book Why Women Should Rule the World. She is now head of corporate communications and public affairs at Warner Brothers.

 

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