Ellen Degeneres Named Global AIDS Envoy
Posted on Tue Nov 8, 2011 05:18 PM PDT

ellenaidsenvoy200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - The Obama administration has named Ellen DeGeneres its AIDS envoy in a global campaign to fight the disease.

Discussing Degeneres’s credentials for the prestigious position, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says she will "bring her sharp wit and big heart, and her impressive TV audience and 8 million followers on Twitter."

$60 million in total will be invested in the AIDS campaign, which will be channeled toward research and development of AIDS prevention strategies.