Later this morning, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray is expected to announce the appointment of Pedro Ribeiro as his new communications director. Ribeiro has been a spokesperson for Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.).
Gray will also bring in a new deputy chief of staff, Sheila Bunn, who previously served as chief of staff for D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D).
Gray's outgoing communications director, Linda Wharton Boyd, is moving to the D.C. Department of Health as a special assistant. Gray told the Washington Post last week that the changes are not a "shakeup." But his tenure as mayor has been plagued with embarrassing publicity, most of it coming because of his administration's appointees that subsequently had to be fired or asked to resign.