New Ebola ‘czar’ to meet with Obama, top aides

Associated Press

Washington — President Barack Obama is convening a meeting Wednesday with his new Ebola “czar,” Ron Klain, and other top aides.

Klain is a former White House adviser who is Obama’s Ebola response coordinator. He also has meetings scheduled with various White House teams leading the government’s response to Ebola at home and in West Africa.

Obama named Klain to the post last Friday. He’s already been spotted at the White House chatting with senior Obama advisers he’ll be working with in his new role.

Klain is Vice President Joe Biden’s former chief of staff and a veteran political operative. He’s tasked with coordinating the array of federal agencies dealing with the Ebola crisis.