Just hours after Stephen Bannon was named as the new White House chief strategist and senior counselor by President-elect Donald Trump on Nov. 13, critics pointed to his controversial statements, while supporters defended his record.
Trump announced his selection of Bannon, 62, alongside his pick for chief of staff, Reince Priebus, the RNC chairman since 2011.
Bannon, formerly the head of the ultra-conservative Breitbart News, served as the Trump campaign’s chief executive. Here are a few things to know about Bannon.
Bannon has three degrees
He took the reigns of Breitbart News in 2012
Bannon's had an array of other jobs, too