Lisa Myers

Chief Congressional Correspondent for NBC News and frequent guest on "Meet the Press"


Government & Politics, Media

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As Chief Congressional Correspondent for NBC News, as well as a senior member of NBC's award-winning political team, Lisa Myers reports on the policy and politics of the biggest issues facing the country for all NBC News broadcasts, often giving viewers an inside look at their government at work. Most recently, she has been chief correspondent on the Enron story, explaining and unraveling the biggest bankruptcy in history and its implications for investors, and obtaining an exclusive interview with Linda Lay, wife of Enron CEO Ken Lay. A regular contributor to the popular Fleecing of America segment on "NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw," Myers can also be seen on the political roundtable of "Meet the Press" with Tim Russert. Myers' extensive and varied reports for "Nightly News with Tom Brokaw" and "Today" include breaking the story of Dick Cheney's selection as George W. Bush's running mate and a series of "Truth Squads" during campaign 2000, praised by "TV Guide" and critics. Also well known for her investigative reports, Myers received an Emmy nomination for a series of reports in 1999, revealing that the brutal murder of an Army private at Ft. Campbell, Kentucky, was an anti-gay hate crime and part of widespread harassment of gays in the military. She had a number of exclusives during the Clinton scandals, from Whitewater, to the 1996 campaign fundraising scandals, to the Monica Lewinksy story. On "Dateline NBC," Myers aired an exclusive interview with "Jane Doe #5", an Arkansas woman who claimed Clinton sexually assaulted her -- a report garnering praise by many critics. She also covered the Clinton pardon and gifts controversy, as well as Hillary Clinton' s debut in the Senate. Myers has covered seven presidential campaigns and has been a floor reporter for NBC at the last four Democratic and Republican conventions. In 1992, she was praised by "TV Guide" for her "astute and clever coverage." That year she also won plaudits for tough and insightful coverage of Ross Perot. She was also NBC's lead correspondent covering George Bush's and Walter Mondale's quests for the presidency. Before joining NBC in 1981, Myers was White House correspondent for "The Washington Star." While there, she covered the Senate and the 1980 campaigns of Reagan and Carter. Between 1977 and 1979, she was a Washington correspondent for "The Chicago Sun-Times." The recipient of numerous awards, Myers received a Hess Report Award for campaign coverage in 2000, and she was a contributor to the "Nightly News" broadcast that won the Edward R. Murrow Award for Best Newscast for its broadcast the day after the November election. In 1998, "Vanity Fair" recognized Myers as one of the 200 Most Influential Women in America. She also received a 1990 Headliner Award, a 1988 Clarion Award for Women in Communications, a 1985 Humanitas award for her work on the NBC News Documentary, "Women, Work and Babies: Can America Cope?" and has twice been honored with an annual awards from American Women in Radio and Television. Myers received her Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from the University of Missouri in 1973, and she attended the Institute on Comparative Political and Economic Systems at Georgetown University.

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