Press Secretary Robert Gibbs is stepping down as the chief spokesman for the White House to become an outside adviser to the president and his re-election campaign, Fox News has confirmed.

No successor has been immediately named. But Gibbs told The New York Times, which first reported the departure, that a replacement will likely be announced within the next two weeks.

Gibbs’ departure from the briefing room podium is part of a broader shakeup in President Obama’s senior leadership team as the White House pivots to deal with a new era of divided power in Washington.

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