AP Source: Obama's personal assistant leaving job

November 10, 2011 - 11:10 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's personal assistant is leaving the White House.

A person familiar with the decision says Reggie Love will leave the White House by the end of the year. Love has served as Obama's personal assistant — a job that's also known as the president's "body man" — since the beginning of the Obama administration.

It's a role that has required Love to be a near-constant presence by Obama's side. The former Duke basketball player is also a frequent teammate on the court for the sports-obsessed president.

Love first started working for Obama in his Senate office.

The source was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly and spoke on the condition of anonymity.

Love's departure was first reported by The Washington Post.