EXCLUSIVE-White House budget official Zients frontrunner for trade chief

WASHINGTON, Feb 6 (Reuters) - White House deputy budget director Jeffrey Zients is President Barack Obama's frontrunner to take over as U.S. Trade Representative, sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

Chicago businesswoman Penny Pritzker was being considered for secretary of commerce, sources said.

(Reporting by Jeff Mason; Editing by Paul Simao)