The presidential office said Thursday it has appointed its deputy spokesperson, Ko Min-jung, as its new spokesperson to fill a post that had been vacant for a month.
Ko was a well-known TV anchor before joining the campaign team of President Moon Jae-in. Since Moon's inauguration on May 10, 2017, she had worked as his deputy spokesperson.
"(She is) one of the presidential staff who understands the philosophy of the Moon Jae-in government in handling state affairs best," Yoon Do-han, senior presidential secretary for public relations, said in a statement.
Ko is assessed to have done her job "excellently and faithfully," as deputy spokesperson, Yoon added.
She has become the third Cheong Wa Dae spokesperson in the Moon Jae-in administration. She's Moon's first female spokesperson.
Born in 1979, Ko majored in Chinese language and literature at Kyung Hee University in Seoul and joined KBS, a Seoul-based public broadcaster, in 2004
She succeeds Kim Eui-kyeom, who quit abruptly in late March amid a real estate investment controversy. (Yonhap)