CNN's chief medical reporter, neurosurgeon Dr. Sanjay Gupta, is the leading contender to become the next surgeon general.
CNN confirmed that Dr. Gupta had been approached by the Obama transistion team and even discussed the job with President-elect Barack Obama late last year in Chicago.
In addition to his work with CNN, Dr. Gupta also appears regularly on the “CBS Evening News” and writes columns for Time magazine. Dr. Gupta is expected to make a decision this week.
Source: The New York Times,CNN Reporter Tops List for Surgeon General