Lissa Muscatine has spent her professional career in government, politics, and journalism, serving most recently at the State Department as Director of Speechwriting and Senior Advisor to the Secretary of State. She was a senior advisor on Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign and was co-collaborator with Senator Clinton on her White House memoir, Living History, published in 2003. She joined the Clinton Administration in 1993 as a Presidential Speechwriter and later was named Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Communications to the First Lady. During a 15-year career as a journalist, she worked at The Washington Post, The Washington Star, and the Delta Democrat-Times (Greenville, Ms.), and has contributed to The New York Times and various magazines. She has won several journalism awards and honors for public service and teaching.
Muscatine graduated from Harvard University and was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University. She grew up in Berkeley, Calif0rnia and now resides in Bethesda, Maryland with her husband and children.