Gupta For Surgeon General?

Our sister blog, Political Hotsheet, is pointing to an item in the Washington Post reporting that President-elect Barack Obama will announce he is tapping CNN correspondent and CBS News contributor Dr. Sanjay Gupta, a neurosurgeon, to be surgeon general. Could Dr. Gupta be heading to Washington? Brian Montopoli writes:
The Washington Post, citing two sources, first reported that Obama has offered Gupta the job.

"Gupta has told administration officials that he wants the job, and the final vetting process is under way," reported the Post. "He has asked for a few days to figure out the financial and logistical details of moving his family from Atlanta to Washington but is expected to accept the offer."

CBS News can confirm through a source close to Dr. Gupta that the doctor was offered the position.

Read the full post and check out some of Gupta's work for CBS News here.