President Lee Myung-bak on Monday tapped Cho Hyun-jin, his deputy secretary for education, to head the presidential team aiding first lady Kim Yoon-ok.
Cho’s understanding of the presidential affairs, sense of responsibility, communication skills and diligence have made him fit for the role of private secretary to the first lady, the presidential office of Cheong Wa Dae said in a press release.
Cho, a former journalist, served as assistant presidential secretary handling the foreign press from March 2009 to March 2012, after which he served as deputy education secretary.
Cho worked for cable news channel YTN from 1994-2004. Between 2006 and 2008, he worked for state-run English-language broadcaster Arirang TV. He received his bachelor’s degree in economics from Clark University in 1990.
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