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First woman sworn in as Secret Service chief

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 - 00:56

March 28 - Julia Pierson becomes the first woman to lead the Secret Service as she is sworn in at the Oval Office. Sarah Charlton reports.

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The first woman to lead the Secret Service is sworn in at the White House. Veteran agent Julia Pierson now leads the male-dominated agency, which was tarnished last year in a scandal involving agents and prostitutes. President Barack Obama welcomed Pierson to the role. SOUNDBITE: (English) U.S. PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA SAYING: "Obviously, she's breaking the mould in terms of directors of the agencies and I think that people are all extraordinarily proud of her and we have the greatest confidence in the wonderful task that lies ahead and very confident she is going to do a great job." Pierson began her career in 1983 as a special agent in Miami. She takes over the top seat from Mark Sullivan who retired in February.

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First woman sworn in as Secret Service chief

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 - 00:56