Brigid Bergin is the City Hall reporter for WNYC. She covers city politics including the 2013 mayoral race and transition.
President Barack Obama has *officially* named Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion to be his White House Director of Urban Affairs. The formal announcement came today, even as reports and reaction were leaked to the media yesterday morning.
News of his potential appointment was initially leaked back in December....by Carrion. He reportedly told students that he would be heading to D.C. for a job. He later brushed off media inquiries on the topic.
President Obama also named Derek Douglas as special assistant to the president for urban affairs. Douglas has served as Washington counsel for New York Gov. David Paterson.