Lisa Myers of NBC News is so fascinating and beautiful. Some background on her would be greatly appreciated.
—Sky D., Michigan
Myers is much more than a pretty face. The award-winning senior investigative correspondent for NBC News is known for her hard-hitting reports, including an exclusive report about a gaping hole in the efforts of the United States and the United Nations to freeze funds of those linked to Al-Qaeda. Before being named to her current job, she was NBC's chief congressional correspondent. She regularly contributes to the popular "Fleecing of America" segment on NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw and is on the political roundtable of Meet the Press with Tim Russert. Myers has covered seven presidential campaigns. She was White House correspondent for The Washington Star before joining NBC in 1981. While at the Star, she covered the U.S. Senate and the 1980 presidential campaigns of Ronald Reagan and Jimmy Carter. Between 1977 and 1979, she was a Washington correspondent for the Chicago Sun-Times. A native of Joplin, Mo. (pop. 45,504), she has a journalism degree from the University of Missouri and attended the Institute on Comparative Political and Economic Systems at Georgetown University. She now lives in Washington, D.C.