Appointment of Margaret Noonan as Special Assistant to the President for Presidential Speechwriting

December 4, 1984

The President today announced the appointment of Margaret (Peggy) Noonan as Special Assistant to the President for Presidential Speechwriting.

Miss Noonan was appointed a speechwriter to the President in April 1984. For the previous 3 years Miss Noonan was a producer at CBS News in New York. From 1977 to 1981, she was a writer at the CBS radio network. Prior to that Miss Noonan was the director of editorial and public affairs for the CBS-owned radio station in Boston, MA. Her editorials and documentaries won numerous journalism awards, including the UPI-Tom Philips Award.

Miss Noonan graduated cum laude from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 1974. She was born in Brooklyn, NY.