President Park Geun-hye on Wednesday appointed former KBS news anchor Min Kyung-wook as her new spokesman. Min used to work for the state-run broadcaster as its Washington correspondent and anchor of the main evening newscast.
Min told reporters, "I believe that communicating with the public is communicating with all of you, and as I have been a journalist for a long time, I hope to be able to help enhance [the president's] communication with the public by working in harmony with journalists."
Min said he was offered the job before the Lunar New Year and said his only encounter with Park so far had been when she stopped over in Washington before she became president while he was a correspondent there.
The post has been vacant for more than a month after Kim Haeng abruptly resigned at the end of last year, apparently upset at her diminished role.
Min was born in Incheon and graduated from Yonsei University. He began working for KBS in 1991.