Valerie Jarrett Named White House Sr. Advisor

Nov 14, 2008 7:31pm

ABC News’ Sunlen Miller Reports: President-elect Barack Obama has named Valerie Jarrett Senior Advisor and Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Relations and Public Liaison, according to an Obama advisor.

One of Obama’s closest confidantes, Jarrett has been friends with Obama and his wife, Michelle, since the President-elect decided to run for the Senate. Dubbed often as "the other half of Obama’s brain," Jarrett was chairman and chief executive of real-estate firm Habitat Co. She also worked for Harold Washington, Chicago’s first black mayor, and served as an advisor to Obama during his run for the White House.

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