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Dee Dee Myers

In office
January 20, 1993 – December 22, 1994
Preceded by Marlin Fitzwater
Succeeded by Mike McCurry

Born September 1, 1961 (1961-09-01) (age 48)
Quonset Point, Rhode Island, U.S.
Spouse(s) Todd Purdum
Residence Washington, DC

Dee Dee Myers (born Margaret Jane Myers on September 1, 1961 in Quonset Point, Rhode Island) served as White House Press Secretary for the first two years of the Clinton administration, from January 20, 1993 to December 22, 1994.


Professional life

Myers holds the distinction of being the first woman to serve as White House Press Secretary, as well as being the second-youngest press secretary.

After leaving the White House, Myers was a frequent political commentator on cable and television networks and an original consultant to the prizewinning NBC series The West Wing. She is currently a Contributing Editor to Vanity Fair; an analyst for CBS News; popular lecturer on politics, the media and women's issues; and author of the New York Times best selling book Why Women Should Rule the World.

Personal life

Myers is a graduate of William S. Hart High School in California and Santa Clara University.

Myers currently lives in Washington, DC, with her husband, Todd Purdum, the National Editor of Vanity Fair and the former Los Angeles Bureau Chief for the New York Times, and their two children.

Popular culture

The character of C. J. Cregg (played by Allison Janney) on The West Wing was partially inspired by Myers.[1] She is also thought to be the basis for the character of Daisy Green in the novel and film Primary Colors.


  • Dee Dee Myers, Why Women Should Rule the World: A Memoir, 2008. ISBN 0061140406.


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Political offices
Preceded by
Marlin Fitzwater
White House Press Secretary
1993 – 1994
Succeeded by
Mike McCurry


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