Jay Carney To Be White House’s Press Secretary

By Swatilekha Paul, Gaea News Network
Friday, January 28, 2011

WASHINGTON (GaeaTimes.com)- In a rather unusual step by the Obama administration, former Time Magazine reporter Jay Carney is gearing up to replace Robert Gibbs and succeed him as the next Press Secretary of the White House. Senior administration officials have revealed that the former journalist would be officially announced as the new Press Secretary of President Barack Obama by the U.S. President himself as early as on Friday. However, on Thursday, Chief of Staff William Daley has already affirmed the news in an e-mail that also talked about a variety of other personnel moves of President Barack Obama’s administration.

In a statement that was addressed to the White House employees on Thursday which also validated Jay Carney’s inclusion as the new Press Secretary, William Daley said that the changes ‘will bring greater clarity to our structure and roles’ while adding that the decisions would ‘will enhance coordination and collaboration among us.’ It had been reported earlier on that while selecting the new Press Secretary, the U.S. President took into consideration a number of other candidates such as deputy communication director Jen Psaki, deputy spokesmen Bill Burton and Josh Earnest before he zeroed in on Jay Carney.

Jay Carney attained fame as a well-acclaimed journalist during his two decade long association with the Time Magazine where he worked as the Washington bureau chief. However, his left his job at the reputed magazine in the year 2009 to become Vice-President Joe Biden’s communications director during the initial stage of the Obama administration. Jay Carney would be stepping into the shoes of Robert Gibbs after the current Press Secretary retires from his position next month.

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