Robert Gibbs

Political Advisor
Born Mar 29, 1971

Robert Lane Gibbs is a senior campaign adviser for US President Barack Obama. Previously, he was the 28th White House Press Secretary. Gibbs was the communications director for then-U.S. Senator Obama and his 2008 presidential campaign.

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1971 Birth Born on March 29, 1971.


1989 18 Years Old Gibbs graduated from Auburn High in 1989, in the same class as novelist Ace Atkins and LEGO artist Eric Harshbarger.
1990 19 Years Old Gibbs went on to attend North Carolina State University, serving as goalkeeper for the North Carolina State Wolfpack soccer team from 1990 to 1992. … Read More


1991 20 Years Old While a student at North Carolina State in 1991, Gibbs became an intern for Alabama's 3rd congressional district Congressman Glen Browder.
1996 25 Years Old Gibbs quickly rose through the ranks of Browder's staff, rising to become the representative's executive assistant in Washington, D.C. Gibbs returned to Alabama in 1996 to work on Browder's unsuccessful Senate campaign that year.
1997 26 Years Old In 1997, Gibbs was press secretary for Congressman Bob Etheridge of North Carolina and, in 1998, was spokesman for Senator Fritz Hollings' successful re-election campaign.


2003 32 Years Old On November 11, 2003, Gibbs resigned "in reaction to the firing of Jim Jordan, abruptly let go by Kerry Sunday night." … Read More
Prior to becoming a member of the Obama team he was press secretary for John Kerry's 2004 presidential campaign and was a part of several Senate campaigns, having served as communications director for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and for four individual Senate campaigns, including those of Obama in 2004 and Fritz Hollings in 1998. … Read More
2007 36 Years Old 1 More Event
Gibbs was criticized in February 2007, during the Obama Presidential campaign, by some left leaning bloggers.
2008 37 Years Old 1 More Event
Gibbs was announced as the press secretary for President Obama on November 22, 2008, and officially assumed the role on January 20, 2009, giving his first official briefing on January 22.
2009 38 Years Old He assumed the role of press secretary on January 20, 2009, and gave his first official briefing on January 22. … Read More


2011 40 Years Old 1 More Event
On January 5, 2011, Gibbs announced that he would leave the White House to become an outside adviser to the administration.
2012 41 Years Old …  He later served as a senior campaign adviser for Obama's campaign during the 2012 presidential election.
On February 12, 2013, it was announced that Gibbs had been hired as a contributor for cable-news channel MSNBC.
2015 44 Years Old In 2015 Gibbs became the Chief Communications Officer for MacDonalds Restaurant.
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