Dee Dee Myers to head Warner Bros comms
April 17, 2014
By Colin Mann
Former White House Press Secretary and current political analyst and commentator Dee Dee Myers has been named Executive Vice President, Worldwide Corporate Communications and Public Affairs for Warner Bros. Myers will join the company September 2nd and report to Kevin Tsujihara, Chief Executive Officer, Warner Bros. Entertainment.
After leaving the White House, Myers was a consultant to celebrated Warner Bros political drama West Wing. The character of White House Press Secretary CJ Cregg was loosely based on Myers.
Myers will oversee all of the company’s corporate communications strategies and activities on a worldwide basis, including media relations, executive communications, corporate responsibility and philanthropy.
“I couldn’t be more excited about joining Kevin and Warner Bros,” Myers said. “Kevin has shown himself to be an original thinker and innovative leader, and Warner Bros is the most storied studio in Hollywood. I look forward to joining the Warner Bros team at this exciting and complex time in the entertainment industry.”
Myers served as White House Press Secretary during President Bill Clinton’s first term and was the first woman to hold the position. After leaving the White House, she worked as a political analyst, commentator and writer as well as a contributing editor to Vanity Fair. Myers currently serves as Managing Director of the Glover Park Group, where she has used her years of experience in politics and media to counsel clients on strategic and crisis communications, reputation management and integrated marketing.