Bill Clinton lines up next press person

NEW YORK: Former President Clinton is hunting for a permanent press secretary, with Mary Ellen Glynn a likely contender.

NEW YORK: Former President Clinton is hunting for a permanent press secretary, with Mary Ellen Glynn a likely contender.

NEW YORK: Former President Clinton is hunting for a permanent press secretary, with Mary Ellen Glynn a likely contender.

Sources close to Clinton say Glynn's experience make her an attractive candidate. She was deputy press secretary under Mike McCurry and is currently director of communications for the US Mission to the UN.

Given the continuing attention to the former President, the role is one of the toughest in PR, likely to carry a salary in the region of dollars 100,000.

Last week former White House press secretary Jake Siewert confirmed to PRWeek he was leaving the transition team which is being managed by Karen Tramontano, a Clinton aide.

Siewert had been an interim press contact, helping the Clintons deal with the criticism which accompanied the controversial presidential pardons.

He has also dealt with thorny issues such as the status of gifts presented to the White House and reports of the high cost of Clinton's office space in New York.

He is being replaced temporarily by Julia Payne, a former deputy press secretary to Vice President Al Gore.



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