Ko Min-jung named new presidential spokesperson

SEOUL, The presidential office said Thursday it has appointed its deputy spokesperson, Ko Min-jung, as its new spokesperson to fill a post that had been vacant for a month.

Ko was a well-known TV anchor before joining the campaign team of President Moon Jae-in. Since Moon's inauguration on May 10, 2017, she had worked as his deputy spokesperson.

"(She is) one of the presidential staff who understands the philosophy of the Moon Jae-in government in handling state affairs best," Yoon Do-han, senior presidential secretary for public relations, said in a statement.

Ko is assessed to have done her job "excellently and faithfully," as deputy spokesperson, Yoon added.

She was promoted to the grade of presidential secretary in January.

She has become the third Cheong Wa Dae spokesperson in the Moon Jae-in administration. She's Moon's first female spokesperson.

Born in 1979, Ko majored in Chinese language and literature at Kyung Hee University in Seoul and joined KBS, a Seoul-based public broadcaster, in 2004

She succeeds Kim Eui-kyeom, who quit abruptly in late March amid a real estate investment controversy.

Source: Yonhap news Agency

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