Profiles of Obama's White House: Press Secretary Robert Gibbs
Born: March 29, 1971
1989 graduate of Auburn High School in Auburn, Alabama and graduated cum laude from North Carolina State University with a degree in political science.
Served as communications director for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and in general has specialized as a political consultant for Senate campaigns.
2004: Press secretary of Democratic candidate John Kerry. After leaving the campaign in reaction to the firing of Jim Jordan, Gibbs became spokesman for Americans for Jobs, Health Care and Progressive Values, a Democratic group formed to stop the 2004 presidential campaign of Howard Dean.
2008: Communications director for U.S. Senator Barack Obama and Obama's 2008 presidential campaign.