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Reggie Love

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Preceded by  Jared Weinstein
Role  Body man
Succeeded by  Marvin Nicholson
Party  Democratic Party

Political party  Democratic
Position  Wide receiver
Name  Reggie Love
Date joined  2001
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Born  April 29, 1981 (age 34) (1981-04-29)
Alma mater  Duke University University of Pennsylvania
Books  Power Forward: My Presidential Education
Education  Duke University, University of Pennsylvania, Providence Day School
Nominations  NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work - Biography / Auto-biography
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Reginald L. Love (born April 29, 1981) served as the special assistant and personal aide, commonly referred to as body man for taking care of the president's needs, to United States President Barack Obama. Love left this position at the end of 2011, to complete his Master of Business Administration degree at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School. In July 2015, Vice Media announced that Love would become an editor-at-large for its sport site, Vice Sports.

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Educational and athletic career

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Love attended high school at Providence Day School in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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He graduated with a degree in political science and public policy from Duke University. While at Duke, he was a two-sport athlete, playing both football and basketball. He played wide receiver for the Duke Blue Devils football team on a football scholarship. He was suspended twice from the team for a violation of team rules.

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Love also played forward for the Duke Blue Devils basketball team. He was a walk-on as a freshman, and ended up as a team captain as a senior. He played on the 2001 team that won the NCAA national championship.

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He tried out unsuccessfully with several National Football League teams during the two years after he graduated from college.

Career with Barack Obama

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Love applied for an internship on Capitol Hill in 2006. He was interviewed by Robert Gibbs, Obama’s communications director, for a position in Obama's Senate office. He was hired with the title of deputy political director. He became Obama's personal assistant in 2007, during the 2008 presidential campaign.

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As Obama's aide, his job was to anticipate any and all of Obama's needs. In reference to the myriad support duties Love performed, President Obama referred to Love as his "iReggie", a play on Apple's iPad (“I have an iReggie, who has my books, my newspapers, my music all in one place.”). Love and Obama played basketball every day there was a primary during the 2008 presidential election, and they played regularly in the ensuing years, always on the same side. Obama has described Love as his "little brother."

Post White House Career

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Love completed his MBA at the Wharton School in 2013. After graduation, he became a partner and vice president for Transatlantic Holdings.

Love authored a memoir, titled Power Forward: My Presidential Education, about his time with Obama. The book was released in February 2015.

In July 2015, Love become an editor-at-large for Vice Sports, in addition to his role at Vice Media.

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