Obama Picks William Daley as Next Chief of Staff

Will replace interim chief of staff Pete Rouse who replaced Rahm Emanuel

NBC News
WASHINGTON — NBC News has confirmed that William Daley will be the next White House chief of staff. Two administration officials have also confirmed the report to The Associated Press.

President Barack Obama has chosen Daley, a former commerce secretary, to replace interim chief of staff Pete Rouse

Rouse, who did not want to stay in the job and recommended Daley for it, will remain at the White House in a senior position as counselor to Obama.

The officials spoke tp AP on condition of anonymity because Obama has not yet made the announcement. Obama is scheduled to make a "personnel announcement" on Thursday afternoon.

The chief of staff is considered one of the most important and influential jobs in American government.