Vice Media Hires Obama’s Former ‘Body Man’ Reggie Love

U.S. President Barack Obama shares a laugh with former White House aide Reggie Love as they watch the US Senior Men's National Team and Brazil play during a pre-Olympic exhibition basketball game at the Verizon Center on July 16, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by
Leslie E. Kossoff-Pool/Getty Images

Vice Media just hired another former member of the Obama administration as part its effort to raise its national profile.

Today Vice Sports announced the decision to hire Obama’s former “body man” Reggie Love as its new Editor-at-Large.

“You might remember Reggie as President Obama’s longtime personal aide and a former football and basketball player for Duke University,” the site writes. “You are about to know Reggie as a valuable member of the VICE Sports team, a brand ambassador who will help us connect even more so with the biggest and most fascinating names in sports.”

Love has been remarkably absent in the national conversation after he conducted a few interviews to promote his book “Power Forward: My Presidential Education”

“There weren’t a lot of black men hovering around in that first floor of the West Wing,” he said in one interview about his time with Obama. “And I thought that was sort of a bonding issue. We were kinda the only two guys who knew what it was like not to be able to catch a cab in New York.”

Last November, Vice hired Obama’s former deputy chief of staff, Alyssa Mastromonaco as its new Chief Operating Officer.

In February, Biden made a surprise visit to the organization’s New York headquarters and by March, their founder and CEO hosted the company’s first personal interview with Obama.