Following news reports that President-elect Barack Obama will name former Dallas Mayor Ron Kirk as U.S. Trade Representative tomorrow, his Wikipedia entry has been updated accordingly.
On Thursday, Kirk's page named him a front-runner for USTR and transportation secretary. Now that we know retiring GOP Rep. Ray LaHood of Illinois will get that slot, Wikipedia is saying Kirk is a "leading contender" for USTR. If he gets the post Friday as expected, he'll be the first African American to hold the top trade position -- as Wikipedia helpfully informs readers.
NBC has reported that Obama will name Kirk Friday at noon, citing high-level sources. The report matches buzz in the business community.