Former White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley Joins CBS News as a Contributor

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Bill Daley

via press release:



Former White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley joins CBS News as a Contributor; it was announced by CBS News Chairman and 60 MINUTES Executive Producer Jeff Fager and CBS News President David Rhodes. His appointment is effective immediately.


In this role, Daley will bring his vast experience in politics, business and economics to CBS News.


As Chief of Staff to President Barack Obama, Daley was involved in all aspects of the administration.  He was instrumental in developing the American Jobs Act, and he played a central role in passing historic trade agreements.


Prior to that, Daley was an executive at JPMorgan Chase, serving as Vice Chair, Chairman of the Midwest Region and head of the Office of Corporate Responsibility.  Previously he was President of SBC Communications.


Before that, Daley was the campaign chairman for Vice President Al Gore’s 2000 presidential election.  Daley also served as U.S. Secretary of Commerce under President Bill Clinton.  In addition, Daley served as President Clinton’s Special Counsel, focusing on international trade issues.


Earlier in his career, Daley was a partner at the Chicago law firm Mayer, Brown & Platt and President and Chief Operating Officer of Amalgamated Bank of Chicago.


A Chicago native, Daley earned his bachelor’s degree from Loyola University and his law degree from John Marshall Law School.

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