US to name Jeffrey Zients as Obama's new economic adviser
WASHINGTON (AP) - A White House official says Mr Gene Sperling, President Barack Obama's top economic adviser, plans to leave in January and will be replaced by Mr Jeffrey Zients, who has served twice as White House acting budget director.
The White House will announce the change on Friday.
Mr Zients would replace Mr Sperling as director of the National Economic Council, a post which the latter held for nearly three years. The New York Times reported the change on Friday.
Mr Sperling served in the same post under President Bill Clinton. He's said to be leaving for personal reasons.