BURBANK, CA: Warner Bros. has appointed former White House press secretary Dee Dee Myers as EVP for worldwide corporate communications and public affairs, effective September 2.
Myers will oversee the company’s corporate communications strategy and activity globally, according to a statement from the company. Her responsibilities will include media relations, executive communications, corporate responsibility, and philanthropy.
She will report to Kevin Tsujihara, CEO of Warner Bros., and succeed Sue Fleishman, who will step down after nine years in the role.
Myers was most notably White House press secretary in the first half of President Bill Clinton’s first term, concluding that role in December 1994.
Myers now serves as director at the Glover Park Group. In the past, she has co-hosted CNBC’s Equal Time and was a consultant on the NBC drama The West Wing. She has also worked as a political analyst, commentator, and writer, as well as a contributing editor at Vanity Fair.
Earlier in her career, she served as press secretary to Dianne Feinstein when she ran for governor of California in 1990 and worked on the presidential campaigns of Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis and Vice President Walter Mondale.
She will relocate to Los Angeles from Washington, DC, for the position.
A Warner Bros. representative declined further comment on the hire.