President-elect Joe Biden is expected to announce his Treasury Secretary nominee and other top White House economic advisers likely right after Thanksgiving, officials familiar with the matter say.
In a history-making decision he's expected to select the first woman to fill the post.
The two leading contenders for the post are former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, and current Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard, two people familiar with the matter tell CNN.
For Treasury, Brainard is seen as too corporate by some on the left, officials said, and Yellen would face smoother sailing in confirmation in a Republican-controlled Senate.
The Cabinet picks are being paired in key portfolios, with the diplomacy announcements coming Tuesday, followed by economic and health-focused posts in December.