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Anita McBride

In the Media

Executive-in-Residence Anita McBride has appeared in news outlets across the U.S. and around the globe to share the story of America's First Ladies.


First Ladies Initiative in the Media

2014

Anita McBride, executive in residence, spoke to the Washington Post on July 7 in an article detailing technological anachronisms in the White House.

Anita McBride, executive in residence, talked with CBS News on July 3 about Malia Obama, the president's eldest daughter, who is celebrating her sixteenth birthday on the Fourth of July.

Anita McBride, executive in residence, talked with CBS News on July 3 about Malia Obama, the president's eldest daughter, who is celebrating her sixteenth birthday on the Fourth of July.

Anita McBride, executive in residence, was quoted in a Huffington Post article on June 13 arguing that the recent staff upheaval in the Obama White House is common for second-term presidents in the final two years.

Anita McBride, executive in residence, spoke extensively with The Desert Sun on June 9 about the First Lady's open weekend planned in Palm Springs, Ariz.

Anita McBride, executive in residence, was quoted by the Associated Press on June 2 in an article detailing the expenses surrounding Michelle Obama's wardrobe and how many of the designer clothes are paid for.

Anita McBride, executive in residence, spoke with the Chicago Tribune on May 30 about Sasha and Malia Obama's growth since entering the White House in 2008.

In a Hearst Television interview, Anita McBride, executive in residence, discussed First Lady Michelle Obama’s entering the legislative policy argument over school meal nutrition rules with House Republicans.

In an Associated Press piece about President Obama traveling to Asia without First Lady Michelle Obama, Anita McBride, executive in residence, discussed the benefits of first ladies accompanying U.S. presidents on international trips by providing a different type of diplomacy. More than 160 outlets republished this story, including Houston Chronicle, San Jose Mercury News, and Sacramento Bee.

Anita McBride, executive in residence, was referenced in an article on April 12 critiquing the scrutiny Michelle Obama has received since her recent trip to China.

Anita McBride, executive in residence, spoke about America's First Grandmother, Marian Robinson, in a Washington Post article on March 31. Robinson, who generally stays out of the spotlight, was front and center throughout Michelle Obama's recent trip to China.

Anita McBride, executive in residence, wrote an op-ed for the George W. Bush Institute about the Rising Afghan Women Leaders Initiative, a workshop offered in Doha, Qatar that promotes leadership development for women.

A Reuters article on March 16 included expert analysis from Anita McBride, executive in residence, regarding First Lady Michelle Obama's upcoming trip to China. Her analysis on this topic was also included in articles by CBS, the Associated Press, the New York Times and interviews with NPR's "Here and Now," MSNBC and NBC's "Today."

Anita McBride, executive in residence, spoke to the Washington Post on March 9 about Michelle Obama's upcoming trip to China noting that the First Lady is seizing the opportunity to educate young people rather than address controversial foreign policy issues.

Anita McBride, executive in residence, was interviewed for a story in Politico on February 27 about First Lady Michelle Obama's more active role in helping to shape policy.

Anita McBride, executive in residence, was interviewed by CBS Minnesota on February 11 for a story about the high cost of state dinners.

Anita McBride, executive in residence, appeared in a February 12 story in U.S. News & World Report about the legacies of Laura Bush and Michelle Obama.

Anita McBride, executive in residence, took part in the closing episode of C-SPAN’s year-long series on the history of First Ladies on February 17.

Anita McBride, executive in residence, spoke with CBS on January 31 about the future role of the First Lady.

Anita McBride, executive in residence, spoke with ABC News on January 28 about the First Lady's guest selection process for the State of the Union address.

Anita McBride, executive in residence, spoke with the New York Times, CBS News, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Daily News, the LA Times and CNN on about the upcoming state dinner with French President François Hollande.

Bloomberg News quoted Anita McBride, executive in residence, in a February 5 article about French President François Hollande's upcoming state visit to the United States.

Executive in Resident Anita McBride was quoted in a number of stories about Michelle Obama’s 50th birthday celebrations: in the Washington Post on January 15 and January 17 and she spoke with the Associated Press on January 16. She was also interviewed for a story in The Hill on January 15 about the upcoming state visit of French President François Hollande.

Executive in Residence Anita McBride talked with NBC’s Today Online on January 14 about why Michelle Obama can become more active on issues during a second presidential term.

Executive in Residence Anita McBride was interviewed January 6 on "CBS This Morning" about preparations for First Lady Michele Obama's 50th birthday.

December 2013

Anita McBride was quoted in a story on December 3 for The Hill about First Lady Michelle Obama's increased role in fundraising for Democratic candidates in the upcoming midterm elections.

September 2013

For an episode of its online series "On Background," the Washington Post interviewed Anita McBride about how some of America's most popular First Ladies created a home for themselves at the country's most famous address.

The Concordia Summit profiled Anita McBride on her efforts with First Ladies and Concordia.

Bloomberg TV interviewed Anita McBride during a news segment on how well Hollywood portrays life in the White House and Washington in TV shows like "VEEP" and "House of Cards."

July 2013

Huffington Post

Anita McBride wrote a column on July 3 for The Huffington Post that gives reason for Americans to be proud of the international humanitarian work being done abroad transcending politics and embracing altruism while also empowering women. It appeared while McBride was in Tanzania as part of the African First Ladies Summit: Investing in Women: Strengthening Africa. The Kaiser Foundation also shared the column on its Web site.

April 2013

Chuck Todd, of MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown," discussed the opening of the George W. Bush Presidential Library with McBride and former Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings.

Meet the Press

Anita McBride joined several advisers from the George W. Bush administration on NBC's "Meet the Press" to examine the legacy of President Bush.

Local affiliates for NBC, ABC, and Fox in Dallas also interviewed Anita McBride ahead of the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Library.

NPR

Anita McBride Interviewed on NPR's "All Things Considered"

March 2013

A USA Today article quoted Anita McBride about the exposure Michelle Obama received during her first term as First Lady, as she prepared more four more years in the role.

February 2013

Anita McBride was featured in a Bloomberg News piece about the screening at the Wilson Center in Washington, DC, of Girl Rising, a documentary about young women's education narrated by top Hollywood artists.

The Washington Post quoted Anita McBride in a story about the impact of being the guest of a First Lady at the President's State of the Union address.

Anita McBride discussed Michelle Obama's decision to attend the memorial service of young girl killed in Chicago street violence in the Chicago Tribune.

January 2013

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The Associated Press quoted Anita McBride in a story about the start of Michelle Obama's second term as First Lady. The article was syndicated by more than 300 outlets across the country.

During news coverage of President Obama's inauguration parade, Anita McBride was interviewed by CBS affiliate WUSA in Washington, DC.

November 2012

Anita McBride interviewed on Irish radio program about First Ladies

August 2012

A story from American Today: The Presidential Candidate's Lifetime Running Mate

March 2012

Former First Ladies Dish on Life in the East Wing

2011

Ladies First: SPA Offers Glimpse Inside the White House

America's First Ladies

The Legacies of America's First Ladies