Jeff Zients, who was the White House's point person for the response to the coronavirus pandemic, is expected to be named as Joe Biden's next chief of staff. Ron Klain, who was his current top aide, is also planning on leaving the position.
After serving as the COVID-19 coordinator, Zients went back to the White House to work on Biden's first term staffing needs.
Two individuals familiar with Biden's plans said that they were not authorized to discuss them publicly.
The Washington Post was the first to report that Zients was expected to become the new chief of staff.
Last April, Zients and his deputy, Natalie Quillian, resigned from the Biden administration. The president thanked them for their efforts during the pandemic.
When Zients was named as the new COVID-19 coordinator, only about 1% of Americans were vaccinated, and schools were closed.
The preceding is a summary of an article that originally appeared on Headline USA.