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First Ladies Initiative in the Media

2016

Anita McBride, executive in residence, was interviewed on FOX News on December 29 about the transition process.

Anita McBride, executive in residence, was interviewed by the Washington Post's The Fix on December 22 for a video piece on the history of influential First Daughters.

Anita McBride, executive in residence, was interviewed by Canadian TV on December 20 about Michelle Obama's legacy and what it is like for the First Family to leave the White House.

Anita McBride, executive in residence, was interviewed by ABC News on December 19 on role First Daughter Ivanka Trump might play in the Trump White House

Anita McBride, executive in residence, was quoted in a December 16 article in Real Clear Politics. The article is about First Lady Michelle Obama's legacy, and McBride was quoted in regards to messaging strategies.

Anita McBride, executive in residence, was interviewed by the Washington Post on December 14 about the precedents for first families in the White House.

Anita McBride, executive in residence, was interviewed by NBC on December 5 about Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner's role in the Trump Administration and appeared on TODAY.

Anita McBride, executive in residence, was interviewed by the Eagle, American University's student newspaper, on December 4. McBride spoke about AU Trustee Gary Cohn's meeting with President-Elect Donald Trump.

Anita McBride, executive in residence, spoke with the Times of Israel on November 29 about the team that Donald Trump is assembling for his White House and Cabinet

Anita McBride, executive in residence, was interviewed on Fox News with Elizabeth Prann on November 27 about Melania Trump's responsibilities as First Lady.

Anita McBride, executive in residence, appeared on CNN on November 26 to discuss what kind of First Lady Melania Trump could be.

Anita McBride, executive in residence, spoke with the Guardian on November 26 about the upcoming biopic about former First Lady Jackie Kennedy.

Anita McBride, executive in residence, spoke to the CBC on November 25 about the importance of building relationships between the spouses of political leaders.

Anita McBride, executive in residence, appeared on CNN on November 22 to talk about the decision for Melania and Barron Trump to remain in New York City temporarily following the inauguration in January.

Anita McBride, executive in residence, appeared via FaceTime on Canadian TV and called in to BBC on November 22 to discuss Melania Trump's delayed move to the White House.

Anita McBride, executive in residence, spoke to the Associated Press on November 22.

Anita McBride, executive in residence, spoke with The Washington Post on November 21 about life in the White House and how it adjusts to new occupants.

Anita McBride, executive in residence, appeared on Inside Edition on November 21 to discuss Melania Trump's decision to delay moving into the White House.

Anita McBride, executive in residence, appeared on CNN on November 20.

Anita McBride, executive in residence, joined a Sidewire Newsmaker of the Week interview on November 20 to talk about presidential transitions with journalist Jonathan Allen.

Anita McBride, executive in residence, appeared on CNN's "New Day" on November 19 to discuss meetings between President-Elect Donald Trump and his potential appointees.

Anita McBride, executive in residence, spoke to WLBY Radio in Ann Arbor, Michigan, on November 18.

Anita McBride, executive in residence, joined Fox 5 DC on November 17 to share advice for future First Lady Melania Trump.

Anita McBride, executive in residence, appeared on Meet the Press on November 16 with Chuck Todd to discuss presidential transitions. McBride said, “It is important to bring the best talent.” She also spoke with WLBY, Fox News, and other outlet.

Anita McBride, executive in residence, appeared on Fox News with Jenna Lee on November 11 to speak about how the White House transition of power works. McBride also appeared on Fox 5 DC for a one-on-one interview with Laura Evans.

Anita McBride, executive in residence, appeared on NBC with Kate Snow on November 11 about the role Donald Trump's children are playing in the presidential transition.

Anita McBride, executive in residence, spoke to The Guardian on November 11 about the likelihood of a presidential run from Michelle Obama, noting that she is not interested in elective office but is "likely to stay engaged in some way."

Anita McBride, executive in residence, appeared on MSNBC on November 11 to discuss the role of President-elect Donald Trump's children in the transition process.

Anita McBride, executive in residence, spoke with American University's The Eagle on November 11. McBride reflected on the 2016 election and spoke about what to expect from Melania Trump.

Anita McBride, executive in residence, appeared on Inside Edition on November 10 to discuss Donald Trump's visit to the White House and what Melania Trump might expect in moving there.

Anita McBride, executive in residence, appeared on CBS Evening News on November 10 to speak about Michelle Obama's meeting with future First Lady Melania Trump.

Anita McBride, executive in residence, spoke to Politico on November 10 about the private meeting between First Lady Michelle Obama and future First Lady Melania Trump.

Anita McBride, executive in residence, appeared on Good Morning America on November 10 about what the incoming First Family should expect in the White House. McBride also spoke with Canadian TV and BBC via phone and FaceTime to discuss the outcome of the election.

Anita McBride, executive in residence, appeared on MSNBC with Kate Snow on November 3 to discuss Melania Trump's late appearance on the campaign trail.

Anita McBride, executive in residence, spoke to The Hill on October 25 about potential post-White House plans for First Lady Michelle Obama.

Anita McBride, executive in residence, spoke to The Associated Press on October 20 about First Lady Michelle Obama's political speeches during this presidential election cycle.

Anita McBride, executive in residence, was quoted in The Associated Press on October 18 in an article about First Lady Michelle Obama's schedule on the campaign trail defending the President's legacy.

Anita McBride, executive in residence, spoke to NBC News on October 18 about the White House state dinners during the Obama administration.

Anita McBride, executive in residence, spoke with Buffalo News on October 17 about former First Lady Laura Bush's interest in Burma.

Anita McBride, executive in residence, appeared on an interview with ABC7 on October 4 to discuss the White House transition process. The interview will air as part of a mini-documentary prior to election day.

American University's Legacies of America's First Ladies conference, chaired by Anita McBride, is featured in a September 21 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article that discusses the conference and First Lady Michelle Obama and former First Lady Laura Bush's panel discussion.

Anita McBride, executive in residence, is featured in a September 19 article by The Eagle that describes the 2016 Legacies of America's First Ladies conference.

The George W. Bush Presidential Center issued a publication on September 16 discussing American University’s Legacies of America’s First Ladies conference, chaired by Anita McBride.

The Legacies of America's First Ladies conference, chaired by Anita McBride, was covered by Darlene Superville, Associated Press White House Reporter on September 16 in an article discussing the content of the First Ladies’ conversation at the conference.

The White House Press Office issued a transcript on September 16 from the 2016 Legacies of America’s First Ladies conference, chaired by Anita McBride.

On September 16, The Military Times covered American University's Legacies of America's First Ladies conference, chaired by Anita McBride, and the efforts First Lady Michelle Obama and former First Lady Laura Bush have taken to advocate for veterans and service members.

The Legacies of America’s First Ladies conference, chaired by Anita McBride, was covered by the Washington Post on September 16 in an article entitled, “In a tense election year, Laura Bush picks an interesting ally: Michelle Obama.”

Anita McBride is quoted in American University's September 16 press release following the 2016 Legacies of America's First Ladies conference.

The National Archives Foundation live streamed and published video of the American University Legacies of America's First Ladies conference chaired by Anita McBride and held on September 16.

In an announcement of the Legacies of America's First Ladies Conference on Newswise on September 12, Anita McBride, executive in residence, was recognized as the Conference Chair of the event focusing on the long tradition of America's First Ladies supporting service members, veterans, and military families. The event includes a conversation with First Lady Michelle Obama and former First Lady Laura Bush. 

Anita McBride, executive in residence, joined CNN's Wolf Blitzer on CNN Newsroom on September 11 to recall the events of 9/11 at the White House and to discuss her Wall Street Journal op-ed.

Anita McBride, executive in residence, published an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal on September 8 reflecting on 9/11 in the White House and the 15 year anniversary.

Anita McBride, executive in residence, was quoted in Federal News Radio on September 6 about the transition of political appointees in the federal government that occurs after a new administration takes office.

Anita McBride, executive in residence, spoke to the Albuquerque Journal on September 2 about First Lady Michelle Obama's embrace of pop-culture.

Anita McBride, executive in residence, was quoted by Julie Pace, AP White House Correspondent, on ABC News on August 30 regarding former President Bill Clinton's role within the Clinton Foundation and on the world stage.

Anita McBride, executive in residence, was interviewed on Fox News' "The Kelly File" on August 27 about the state of the 2016 presidential election, the release of Hillary Clinton's emails, and her alleged Foundation ties while serving as Secretary of State.

Anita McBride, executive in residence, spoke with the Christian Science Monitor on August 25 about the roles that the presidential candidates' children are playing on the campaign trail.

Anita McBride, executive in residence, appeared on CNN to discuss Melania Trump's role in the presidential campaign, and the lack of support she is receiving from the Trump Campaign.

Anita McBride, executive in residence, was quoted by LifeZette on July 27 on the role of Melania Trump in Donald Trump’s campaign for President. McBride said, “The voters are always interested in the people closest to the candidate, and there’s a fascination with Melania.”

Anita McBride, executive in residence, spoke to ABC News on July 26 about Melania Trump as a potential First Lady if Donald Trump were elected president.

Anita McBride, executive in residence, spoke to The Guardian on July 26 about Michelle Obama's speech at the Democratic National Convention.

Anita McBride, executive in residence, spoke to The Wall Street Journal on July 25 about Bill Clinton's potential role in the White House if Hillary Clinton were elected president.

Anita McBride, executive in residence, spoke to Roll Call on July 25 about how Bill Clinton helps Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.

Anita McBride, executive in residence, appeared on several news outlets throughout the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, OH. McBride spoke with KNX-AM Los Angeles, MSNBC, CTV America, and CNN, offering analysis of the convention.

Anita McBride, executive in residence, spoke to The Christian Science Monitor on July 22 about the role of Donald Trump's children in his presidential campaign.

Anita McBride, executive in residence, spoke with USA Today on July 19 about Melania Trump and the importance of candidates' spouses on the campaign trail.

Anita McBride, executive in residence, spoke to 12 News NBC on June 7 about how Bill Clinton will be addressed if Hillary Clinton becomes president.

Anita McBride, executive in residence, was interviewed by Federal News Radio on June 3. She discussed the process of presidential transitions and their impact on the management of federal agencies.

An interview with Anita McBride, executive in residence, by the Partnership Public Service's Center for Presidential Transition was reported on by Bloomberg on May 24. In the interview, Anita McBride spoke about the transition process of one presidential administration to the next.

Anita McBride, executive in residence, was interviewed by EFE News on May 21 on Bill Clinton’s role in the White House should Hillary Clinton become president.

Anita McBride, executive in residence, was interviewed by Dubai TV on May 3 on the role of presidential candidates’ families in the campaign.

Anita McBride, executive in residence, was interviewed by the Los Angeles Times on May 1 about Malia Obama’s plans to take a “gap year” before starting college at Harvard.

Anita McBride, executive in residence, spoke to the Los Angeles Times on May 1 about the benefits of Malia Obama's decision to take a gap year before attending Harvard University.

Anita McBride, executive in residence, spoke to the Washington Post on April 28 about the last Passover Seder of the Obama administration.

Anita McBride, executive in residence, was interviewed by The Washington Post on April 6 about how various first ladies have approached and embraced the role throughout American history.

Anita McBride, executive in residence, spoke to The Washington Post on March 31 about the difficult and important role the first lady plays in each administration.

Anita McBride, executive in residence, was featured in an article for The Hill on March 31 for a panel discussion that she took part in with two other chiefs of staff to the First Lady. The three guests spoke about their experiences in the White House over the course of the last three administrations. The panel discussion was also featured in a Washington Post article.

Anita McBride, executive in residence, co-wrote an op-ed for The Hill on March 15 about the need for the U.S. to continue to support the education and advancement of women in Afghanistan.

Anita McBride, executive in residence, appeared on MSNBC's "Andrea Mitchell Reports" on March 11 outside of the Ronald Reagan Library to remember the legacy of former First Lady, Nancy Reagan.

Anita McBride, executive in residence, was interviewed by WUSA 9 on March 9 and shared her memories of Nancy Reagan and what she learned from her experiences with the former first lady while serving as chief of staff to Laura Bush.

Anita McBride, executive in residence, spoke to Global News on March 8 about previous state visits and the dinners that accompany them as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visits Washington this week.

Anita McBride, executive in residence, spoke to The Dallas Morning News on March 7 about the potential first spouses of the presidential candidates and the role they might play if their respective spouses are elected.

Anita McBride, executive in residence, spoke to the USA Today on March 7 about the recent passing of former first lady Nancy Reagan.

Anita McBride, executive in residence, spoke to the Washington Post on February 12 about how former president George W. Bush can help his brother's presidential campaign.

Anita McBride, executive in residence, wrote a blog post for The Hill's Congress blog on January 25 recommending UNESCO's Director General Irina Bokova as replacement for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who is stepping down next year.

Anita McBride, executive in residence, spoke in a syndicated article from the Associated Press on January 25 about the prospect of Melania Trump occupying the role of First Lady in the White House.

Anita McBride, executive in residence, spoke with ABC News on January 1 about the role the South Lawn of the White House plays in hosting events.

In the Media Archive

Pre-2016 In the Media

Republican National Convention

Check out Anita McBride's coverage of the RNC.

Nancy Reagan's Legacy

First Ladies Initiative Director Anita McBride spoke with media outlets following the passing of former First Lady, Nancy Reagan. To learn more about the legacy of Nancy Reagan, view the list of media appearances below.

MSNBC: "Close Friends from Reagan White House remember Nancy"
WUSA9: "Nancy Reagan dies at 94"
USA Today: "Nancy Reagan, protector of former president's legacy, dies at 94"