Obama's Communications Team Named

As expected, Barack Obama has named campaign communications director Robert Gibbs to be his White House press secretary. The President-elect also named Ellen Moran, executive director of EMILY’s List, to the role of communications director and Dan Pfeiffer, also a communications director on his campaign, to the position deputy director of communications. Moran has a long political resume while Pfeiffer came from the office of former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle. “This dedicated and impressive group of public servants includes longtime advisors and a talented new addition to our team, and together we will work to serve our country and meet the challenges of this defining moment in history,” Obama said in a statement.