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March 5, 2001
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Contact: Tim Woodhull

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

California State University, Dominguez Hills to host Dee Dee Myers - CSU trustee, political commentator, and former press secretary to President Clinton

President James E. Lyons, Sr. and the Women’s Resource Center at California State University, Dominguez Hills will host CSU Trustee Dee Dee Myers, who will address the campus at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, in Loker University Student Union.

Myers will speak on “Politics in the 21st Century.”  No one is better suited: As White House Press Secretary to President Clinton from 1993 until 1994, she was the first woman - and the youngest person - to have held that post. And, as a member of the president's inner circle during that time, Myers participated in such historic events as the signing of the monumental Mid-East peace accords and the passage of the president's first budget.

Moreover, she was part of the president's official delegation on trips to 25 foreign countries.
After leaving the White House, Myers filled the liberal chair on the CNBC talk show "Equal Time," discussing daily political developments with conservative co-hosts Mary Matalin and, later, Bay Buchanan.

She left the show in 1997, but remains vitally involved. In addition to running her own business, Dee Dee Myers & Associates, she is a contributing editor to Vanity Fair magazine, a regular guest on NBC's "Today Show" and other programs, and is a frequent lecturer on politics, current events, and women's issues.

Moreover, Myers knows the California political scene: Before joining the Clinton campaign in 1991, she worked on a range of local, state, and national campaigns, notably serving as press secretary for Dianne Feinstein in her 1990 bid for governor. She also worked on the staffs of Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley and California State Senator Art Torres.

Myers graduated from Santa Clara University and lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Todd S. Purdum, the Los Angeles Bureau Chief of the New York Times.

Further information can be obtained by contacting Tim Woodhull, director, Media Relations, (310) 243-3367.

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