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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release August 30, 1995
       President Clinton Names Susan King Assistant Secretary for
                 Public Affairs at Department of Labor

President Clinton announced today his intent to nominate Susan King to be assistant secretary for public affairs at the Department of Labor.

Susan King of the District of Columbia has had a distinguished career in media affairs and is a well known, Emmy Award-winning broadcast journalist in the Washington area. Since January of 1995, Ms. King has served as executive director of the Family Medical Leave Commission at the Department of Labor, where she oversees the daily operation of the Commission. Before joining the Department of Labor, she was an anchorwoman for WJLA-TV, where she was responsible for contributing regular analytical reports called "Coverstory" on major local and national issues. Ms. King has worked for WRC-TV, ABC News, WTOP-TV and CBS News. She is the founder and former co-chair of the International Women's Media Foundation, a member of the Women's Forum of Washington and a Member of Sigma Delta Chi. Additionally, Ms. King serves on the Board of Trustees of Marymount College, on the Trustees Advisory Council of Fairfield University, on the Friends of the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and on the Advisory Board for Hurston-Wright Scholarship. She received her B.A. from Marymount College and her M.S. from Fairfield University.