Reggie Love to depart White House
President Barack Obama chats with, from left, Personal Aide Reggie Love, former-Senior Advisor David Axelrod, and former-Press Secretary Robert Gibbs outside the Oval Office after taping an interview for the Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Oct. 27. 2010.
November 10th, 2011
06:34 PM ET

Reggie Love to depart White House

President Obama’s ubiquitous assistant and body-man Reggie Love is getting ready to leave the White House at the end of the year. Never far behind the president, Love is the man responsible for keeping the leader of the free world on schedule and can often be seen carrying bags full of briefing books and background papers as the president walks ahead unencumbered.

“Over the years, Reggie has been a friend, a teammate, and an indispensable member of my staff,” President Obama said today in a statement. “From my Senate office to the White House, his ability to juggle so many responsibilities with so little sleep has been an inspiration to watch. He is the master of what he does.  And even though I will miss seeing Reggie every day, I want to thank him for his service and wish him all the best as he begins a new chapter in his career.”

Love began working for Obama’s senate office in 2005, and served as candidate Obama’s traveling assistant throughout the 2008 campaign. Before that he was a member of Duke University’s 2001 NCAA Championship basketball team, making him the perfect teammate for President Obama in the frequent pickup basketball games on the White House South Lawn. Love even helped organize a birthday game for Obama in 2010 featuring such NBA stars as LeBron James, Dwayne Wade, Grant Hill and Earvin "Magic" Johnson.

For much of the past year – in addition to shadowing the president almost everywhere he goes – Love has been attending the Wharton Executive MBA program, and he will be leaving the White House to focus more on school. So the president might be comforted to know that Love will not be too far away. An exact date for Love’s departure has yet to be announced.


soundoff (21 Responses)
  1. Rudy NYC

    Go get your degree, son. See you in a couple of years carrying your own set of documents.

    November 10, 2011 at 6:54 pm |
  2. Vicky

    Best wishes to you Mr. Love and thank you for your service to our President. Enjoy earning your MBA!

    November 10, 2011 at 7:18 pm |
  3. Roy

    What a outstanding human being, Mr Love you seem to be a wonderful young american, wish we had more like yourself. Best of luck to you and god speed...

    November 10, 2011 at 7:33 pm |
  4. Dee

    Good Job continue to excel in your endeavors.

    November 10, 2011 at 7:58 pm |
  5. Larry L

    Thanks for your service.

    November 10, 2011 at 10:48 pm |
  6. OldieTampaBay

    Congrats, Mr Love!

    November 10, 2011 at 11:10 pm |
  7. MAnn

    Great example. Congratulations.

    November 10, 2011 at 11:20 pm |
  8. Four and The Door

    Having been so close to all of the action in Obama's Administration, there's one lesson even Wharton couldn't teach any better; when not to blow $500 million on a brand spanking new solar panel facility! When your business plan sucks!

    November 10, 2011 at 11:56 pm |
  9. CityByThe BayGirl

    Thank you for your service & dedication ... best of luck with your MBA program!

    November 11, 2011 at 12:14 am |
  10. jerry

    hey...you only have one year more to do...what is the real reason?

    November 11, 2011 at 12:58 am |
  11. Hall for Obama

    Jerry, who are you going to replace President Obama with?

    November 11, 2011 at 5:24 am |
  12. no to pork obama

    dont you mean the wannabe dictator of the free world

    November 11, 2011 at 5:53 am |
    • Expat American

      What a truly foolish, unintelligent, uninformed and pathetic statement....

      November 11, 2011 at 9:47 am |
    • Trace

      You are obviously not an alumnist, as I'm sure this educational institution doesn't accept people with IQ's in the single digits.

      Even if your rather idiotic comments were true, Do You actually think it would be possible for there to be a Party of No if this were a dictatorship?

      Go back under your rock and leave that kind of conversation for Faux News Posts.

      November 11, 2011 at 10:55 am |
  13. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Thank you for your inmesurable service to your President and thus our country. I wish you success in your educational and future endeavors.

    November 11, 2011 at 7:27 am |
  14. LUCKY OBOH

    Good job Love. For you to be served, you must first serve. Welcome to the top.

    November 11, 2011 at 7:32 am |
  15. Just J

    I will be looking for you to run for an a political job in a few years.
    With all the knowledge you received from the PRESIDENT, you will make it very far.
    Proud of you Reggie for risking your life to keep our #1family safe
    God Bless

    November 11, 2011 at 10:03 am |
  16. Vijay

    Perhaps Mr. Love can give business advice to Obama, something he sorely needs, once he gets his MBA but then again there may be someone else in the WH by then

    November 11, 2011 at 10:59 am |
  17. Liz Carter in Georgia

    You wish Vijay! You're just a sour-puss! Obama sure does have more sense than Bush & CO did! Oh yeah...I forgot...'good advice' wasn't welcomed back then nor was it at the top of the 'priorities list' either, when they were 'placed' into office! LOL! It was all about the 'Snatch & Grab Get Rich Quick Schemes'! Since the Clinton Era, the petty, fake notion of the need for more sensibility in the WH just came back into play when the BRILLIANT BARACK H OBAMA was 'elected' to office. In 2001-2009, WHERE WAS IT?

    November 14, 2011 at 4:18 pm |
  18. Liz Carter in Georgia

    Congrats to Reggie Love...Go Get'm Reg! I'm proud of you, and I thank you for your service to our President as he's tried hard to serve this country. May God continue to bless, save, keep and use you both for the furtherance of HIS kingdom which is coming!...HIS will be done on earth...as it is in Heaven. Hands off Satan...they are not yours...you can't beat GOD!

    November 14, 2011 at 4:32 pm |
  19. Snodgrass

    God Bless you Reggie Love. One of the few honest people left in this corrupt Obama Administration.

    November 16, 2011 at 3:46 pm |