No. 10: Capitol Weekly’s Top 100

Dee Dee Myers

10. Dee Dee Myers

California political reporters with long memories may recall Dee Dee Myers from her days as spokeswoman for Tom Bradley’s 1986 gubernatorial campaign. She impressed newsies then, and she went on to impress just about everyone else soon enough. She was a spokesperson for Michael Dukakis and Dianne Feinstein, and she did two years as President Bill Clinton’s press secretary – the first woman to hold that job, and the second youngest. She wrote a New York Times bestseller, Why Women Should Rule The World, and from 2014 to 2020 she was head of communications for Warner Bros. She also was a script adviser and consultant for The West Wing. So with all that, what is she doing in the Horseshoe? Her job is to develop and communicate Newsom’s “California Roars Back,” which gets the word out about California’s economic power. Since California actually seems to be roaring back, that shouldn’t be too hard. Myers’ husband, Todd Purdum, is the national editor of The Atlantic; they have two children.

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