Press Secretary Robert Gibbs of the U.S. President-elect Barack Obama speaks to journalists after Obama's first press conference following his election victory in Chicago, Nov. 7, 2008. Obama has named his longtime spokesman Robert Gibbs as his White House press secretary. [Xinhua/Reuters Photo]
U.S. President-elect Barack Obama has named his longtime spokesman Robert Gibbs as his White House press secretary, Obama's transition office said in a statement on Saturday.
Gibbs has been spokesman for Obama when the latter was running 2008 presidential campaign. He won a reputation as a rapid rebuttal specialist while also advising Obama on key strategic matters.
(Xinhua News Agency November 23, 2008)