Reports: Biden set to nominate Antony Blinken as Secretary of State

Reports indicate Antony Blinken will be named as secretary of state
Posted at 9:38 AM, Nov 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-23 11:17:06-05

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Reports indicate Joe Biden is set to announce close advisor Antony Blinken as his next secretary of state on Tuesday.

NBC News, Bloomberg and the New York Timeshave said that Blinken, 58, the U.S. Deputy Secretary of State in the Obama administrator from 2015 to 2017 and Deputy National Security Advisor from 2013-15 will be Biden's choice.

Jake Sullivan, formerly one of Hillary Clinton's aides, is also likely to be named national security adviser, Bloomberg also reported.

Linda Thomas-Greenfield, who served as the top U.S. diplomat overseeing African affairs in the Obama administration, will likely be named UN ambassador, NBC News confirmed on Monday.

Blinken regularly appears as global affairs analyst for CNN.