President Obama Wins Nobel Peace Prize

October 9, 2009

(AP/File)

The White House says President Barack Obama woke up to the news that he had won the Nobel Peace Prize a little before 6 a.m. Press secretary Robert Gibbs learned from reporters that Obama had won the 2009 prize, and telephoned the White House early Friday to pass along the news to his boss. The White House had no immediate comment on the announcement, which took the administration by surprise.