December 15th, 2008
05:13 PM ET
14 years ago

Obama announces energy secretary pick

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="Obama announced his energy team Monday."]CHICAGO, Illinois (CNN) - President-elect Barack Obama has selected physicist Steven Chu for the position of energy secretary.

Obama made the announcement at a news conference in Chicago Monday, calling Chu "uniquely suited to be our next secretary of energy" for his work on new and cleaner forms of energy.

Chu, who runs the Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory in California, won the 1997 Nobel Prize in physics and is highly respected in energy circles.

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  1. Joe the Drummer

    I cant believe he didnt give the job to Bidens wife ! Doesnt Obama have any respect for his friends!

    December 15, 2008 09:51 pm at 9:51 pm |
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