Thursday, January 27, 2011

Jay Carney to Replace Robert Gibbs as Press Secretary

Read Carney's profile here. Carney was once the D.C. bureau chief for Time magazine, when Time magazine mattered. He left time to work for VP Joe Biden. Now we'll see him giving the daily press briefings. From the Fix:
President Obama has chosen Jay Carney to serve as his new press secretary, replacing longtime loyalist Robert Gibbs who is leaving his post in mid February, according to a senior Administration official.

The White House will also name Office of Health Reform Nancy-Ann DeParle and current White House director of scheduling and Advance Alyssa Mastromonaco as deputy chiefs of staff.

Carney, who is currently communications director for Vice President Joe Biden, came to the White House in 2009 after a long career in journalism in which he served -- among other posts -- as Washington bureau chief of Time magazine. Read more at The Fix