Biden to tap former COVID czar Jeff Zients as new chief of staff: report

President Biden’s former COVID-19 czar Jeff Zients will soon replace Ron Klain as White House chief of staff, The Washington Post reported Sunday.

Fox News Digital has not independently confirmed the plans. Zients served as Biden’s COVID response coordinator from early 2021 through April 2022. Klain reportedly plans to step down as chief of staff in the coming days after serving in the role since Biden’s inauguration.

President Biden has touted Zients’ work since the beginning of his administration when he tapped him to lead the administration’s COVID-19 efforts.

“There is no one better at delivering results than Jeff,” Biden said at the time.

KAMALA HARRIS REVEALS BIDEN’S 2023 PRIORITIES INCLUDE INFLATION, JOB GROWTH: ‘NEVER BEEN MORE OPTIMISTIC’

White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator Jeff Zients speaks alongside Dr. Anthony Fauci during a press briefing at the White House, April 13, 2021. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

White House chief of staff Ron Klain (MSNBC)

Biden credited Zients for putting “decades of management experience to work formulating and executing on a plan to build the infrastructure we needed to deliver vaccines, tests, treatment, and masks to hundreds of millions of Americans.”

Zients was previously a co-chair for the Biden transition team and has worked at

View Source