Obama Said to Nominate Sally Jewell to Head Interior Department

REI CEO Sally Jewell
Recreational Equipment Inc. Chief Executive Officer Sally Jewell introduces U.S. President Barack Obama during an event in the White House in Washington, D.C.. Photographer: Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images

President Barack Obama will nominate Sally Jewell, president and chief executive officer of Recreational Equipment Inc., to become secretary of the Interior Department, an administration official said on condition of anonymity in advance of a formal announcement.

The selection of Jewell, who would succeed Ken Salazar, was reported earlier today by the Washington Post.

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