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.