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Thursday, January 27, 2011

New White House Press Secretary: Jay Carney

Jay Carney
President Obama has appointed former journalist Jay Carney to replace White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs.  The White House will also name two new deputy chiefs of staff: Nancy-Ann DeParle, director of the Office of Health Reform, and Alyssa Mastromonaco, White House director of scheduling and advance.

Carney, now the communications director for Vice President Biden, came to the White House in 2009 after a long career in journalism that included serving as Washington bureau chief of Time magazine.  Gibbs will open his own consulting firm, appear on television as a prominent surrogate for the president and be involved in Obama's reelection bid.

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