Robert Gibbs was White House Press Secretary from President Obama's inauguration until February 2011. Gibbs held the position of Communications Director for Obama’s presidential campaign until becoming Senior Strategist for Communications and Message during the general election.
Gibbs, a native of Auburn, Alabama and a graduate of North Carolina State University, began working with President-elect Obama in April 2004 serving as Communications Director for his United States Senate race and later as his Senate Communications Director. Earlier in his career, Gibbs served as Communications Director for Senator Fritz Hollings and worked on Senator Debbie Stabenow's 2000 Senate campaign. He also served as press secretary for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and worked for Senator John Kerry's presidential campaign. Gibbs lives in Alexandria, Virginia with his wife, Mary Catherine, and their five-year-old son, Ethan.
This weekend, experts from the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative are in Seattle, Washington, hammering out the legal language for the landmark trade agreement President Obama announced earlier this month: improvements on the US-Korea trade deal that make the pact better for American workers and businesses, particularly in our recovering auto sector.
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs on the ongoing efforts in response to the severe weather and flooding in Tennessee and across the Southeast.
Press Secretary Robert Gibbs provides another update on the response to the BP spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Press Secretary Robert Gibbs discusses the coordinated response to the BP Oil Spill. [Uppdated.]
Declaraciones del Presidente sobre el terremoto en Chile.
The President made the following statement on the earthquake in Chile and preparations for a possible tsunami that could reach American shores later today. (Includes links to more information and resources.)
A brief post from White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs.