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         Former White House Press Secretary Dee Dee Myers has joined CBS News as a political analyst, it was announced today by Sean McManus, President, CBS News and Sports.  Myers will provide on-air analysis on a variety of political issues.  She joins Dan Bartlett and Joe Trippi as analysts for CBS News.


            "We're very pleased to have Dee Dee join our political team," said McManus.  "Along with Dan and Joe, she'll provide incredibly insightful and informative analysis of this unprecedented-and unpredictable--presidential campaign.  Their collective experience is impressive, and what they impart to our viewers will be, we hope, of real value in helping them to make decisions on Nov. 4."


            Myers is the first woman to serve as White House Press Secretary (January 1993-December 1994), and she was among the youngest to hold that position when she worked for the administration of President Bill Clinton.


Since leaving the White House, she has worked as a political analyst, commentator and writer.  Myers is a contributing editor to Vanity Fair magazine and has appeared on many network and cable television news programs.  She is the author of New York Times bestseller Why Women Should Rule the World (Harper Collins, 2008).


            Prior to joining the Clinton administration, Myers worked on a variety of local, state and national political campaigns, including Dianne Feinstein's 1990 bid for governor of California and the presidential campaigns of Michael S. Dukakis and Vice President Walter F. Mondale.  She also worked on the staffs of Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley and California State Senator Art Torres.


            Myers was born in Providence, R.I.  She was graduated from Santa Clara University in 1983.