Lisa Myers Profile

  • Myers is an Emmy-award winning investigative journalist, respected for her integrity, ethics, and tenacity.

  • Myers worked for NBC for over 30 years, breaking numerous stories in politics and U.S. military affairs.

  • Some of Myers' most influential reports include her investigation into the 1999 murder of a gay army private, possible interference in the U.S. Army testing of body armor, and her exclusive 1999 interview with Juanita Broaddrick.
  • Known for her integrity and tenacity, Lisa Myers spent 33 years at NBC breaking major stories in U.S. politics and military affairs. As a senior investigative correspondent, she chiefly covered politics and the White House, broadcasting several exclusive stories particularly during the Clinton administration.

    After starting off in print journalism for such noted names as the Chicago Sun-Times and The Washington Star, Myers landed a job at NBC News, where she learned the ropes from media legends, Tom Brokaw and Tim Russert. Whoever was in public office, Myers always used her reporting to assure that they were held accountable. She exposed missed opportunities that both the Clinton and Bush administrations had to take down Osama Bin Laden; government neglect and mishaps surrounding Hurricane Katrina; and several exclusive stories related to the Whitewater scandal, the Monica Lewinsky ordeal, and accusations of sexual misconduct, including the first-ever interview with Juanita Broaddrick, an Arkansas woman who claimed that President Clinton had sexually assaulted her in the 1970s.

    Throughout her career, Myers continuously looked out for U.S. soldiers.
    In 1999, she received an Emmy nomination for a series of reports that revealed that a gay army private’s death was actually the result of a murderous anti-gay hate crime. The revelation triggered a series of investigations that exposed the wide-spread harassment of gays in the military.

    Myers’ team won various awards for their 2007 investigative reporting on the U.S. Army’s efforts to scrap a potentially life-saving technology known as Trophy. One year later, Myers won an Emmy Award for her examination of possible interference in the fair testing of body armor.

    After three decades of fearless and groundbreaking reporting, Myers stepped down from NBC in 2014.

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      Lisa Myers is an Emmy award-winning reporter who was Senior Investigative Correspondent for NBC News. She is a seasoned political analyst, and one of the most respected journalists in the country. Her groundbreaking reports on the financial meltdown, war on terror, politics, assorted political and corporate scandals, and the Pentagon’s sometimes broken military procurement system have triggered official investigations and won critical acclaim.

      Myers frequently appeared on the top-rated NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams and Today, as well as on MSNBC.

      In 2007, Myers and her team received some of the most prestigious awards in journalism for their multi-part investigation exposing efforts by the US Army to scuttle a promising technology, called “Trophy,” designed to protect soldiers from rocket-propelled grenades.

      The series won the George Polk Award for investigative reporting, the Joan Barone Award for Washington reporting, a Business Emmy and a Gerald Loeb Award. In 2008, she won an Emmy award for an investigation which raised questions about the testing of body armor for US troops.

      Myers and NBC′s investigative team also have been recognized repeatedly for coverage of 9-11, global terrorism, politics and contracting problems in Iraq. They received an Edward R. Murrow award for a series on missed opportunities in both the Clinton and Bush administrations to move more aggressively against Osama Bin Laden and Al Qaeda, which aired, for the first time, a top secret CIA surveillance tape of Bin Laden prior to 9-11. An investigation which revealed gaping holes in the crackdown on terrorist financiers received a Business Emmy in 2005.

      On the domestic front, Myers’ memorable reports on the bungling, incompetence and waste at all levels of government in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina were a key component of NBC’s much-heralded coverage, which was recognized with prestigious Peabody and DuPont awards. She and her team also won a Business Emmy for “Congress’ Private Air Force”–exposing how corporations curry favor with politicians by providing access to corporate jets.

      Myers has covered 9 presidential campaigns and was a floor reporter at many Democratic and Republican conventions. In the 2000 election, she broke the story that George W. Bush had selected Dick Cheney as his running mate. Her reporting on the meteoric presidential campaign of Ross Perot also was praised by TV Guide and critics.

      Before being tapped to lead NBC’s investigative team, Myers was NBC’s chief congressional correspondent, where she became well known for insightful analysis and hard-hitting investigative reports. She received an Emmy nomination for a series of reports in 1999, revealing that the brutal murder of an Army private at Ft. Campbell, Ky., 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 Monica Lewinsky, to the Clinton pardons. On Dateline NBC, she aired an exclusive interview with “Jane Doe #5,” Juanita Broaddrick, an Arkansas woman who claimed Clinton sexually assaulted her–a report praised by many critics.

      In 1998, Vanity Fair recognized Myers as one of the 200 “Most Influential Women” in America. She has also won “Gracie,” Clarion, Headliner, and Humanitas awards.

      Before joining NBC in 1981, Myers was White House correspondent for The Washington Star. Between 1977 and 1979, she was a Washington Correspondent for the Chicago Sun-Times.

      Myers was awarded a Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Missouri and attended Georgetown University’s Institute on Comparative Political and Economic Systems.

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