Alyssa Mende Mastromonaco is a Senior Advisor and spokesperson for NARAL. She was previously the President of Global Communications Strategy & Talent at A&E Networks and the Chief Operating Officer of Vice Media.
Alyssa Mastromonaco is an author and served as Barack Obama's deputy Chief of Staff for Operations in the White House. She joins David to talk about her early experience interning for Bernie Sanders, working on Obama's 2008 campaign, transitioning back to life outside of the White House, and much more.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit
Mastromonaco worked in the West Wing for six exhilarating and exhausting years. She talks about running on adrenaline, planning for worst case scenarios, and wearing Snuggies on Air Force One. Her new memoir is 'Who Thought This Was a Good Idea?' Also, John Powers reviews the film 'Norman,' starring Richard Gere.
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Feb 22nd, 1976
Columbia County, NY, USA
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1 hour, 53 minutes
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