Obama Taps Mass. Son As White House Photographer

President-elect Barack Obama has tapped a Massachusetts native and Boston University alumnus to be the next official White House photographer.

Former Chicago Tribune photographer Pete Souza will be in charge of visually documenting Obama's administration.

Souza most recently has been teaching photojournalism at Ohio University's School of Visual Communication. His latest book is "The Rise of Barack Obama" and was published in July 2008.

Souza extensively documented Obama's first year in the Senate and accompanied the Democrat to seven countries including Kenya, South Africa and Russia.

The native of South Dartmouth is no stranger to the White House. He also served as Ronald Reagan's photographer.

This program aired on January 5, 2009. The audio for this program is not available.


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