Morrell reportedly to become Pentagon spokesman

WASHINGTON: Geoff Morrell, ABC News White House correspondent, will be named deputy assistant secretary of Defense, serving as Pentagon press secretary and personal spokesman for Defense Secretary Robert Gates, according to a report by The Politico. Bryan Whitman currently serves as on-air spokesman for the Pentagon, which declined a request for comment. Morrell joined ABC in 2000, and among other duties covered the Iraq war while based in Qatar.

WASHINGTON: Geoff Morrell, ABC News White House correspondent, will be named deputy assistant secretary of Defense, serving as Pentagon press secretary and personal spokesman for Defense Secretary Robert Gates, according to a report by The Politico. Bryan Whitman currently serves as on-air spokesman for the Pentagon, which declined a request for comment. Morrell joined ABC in 2000, and among other duties covered the Iraq war while based in Qatar.

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