Jay Carney to the podium
The big announcement isn't expected until tomorrow, but this being Washington the news has already leaked that Jay Carney will succeed Robert Gibbs as White House press secretary. We'll get all the deep bio stuff tomorrow. Here's just a smidge of what you need to know now.
Carney is currently the press secretary to Vice President Biden. It's his first job in government. One he took on with gusto. Biden snatched Carney from Time magazine, where he was the Washington bureau chief. He's married to Claire Shipman of ABC News. And the couple is popular on the social scene and beloved by many in journalism and politics. So, now Carney is about to ascend to the toughest podium on the planet. It will be fun to watch how he does under those hot lights. As George Stephanopoulos found out 20 years ago (before he did the reverse commute from politics to journalism), it's not as easy as it might appear.
Congratulations, Jay! Good luck!
| January 27, 2011; 5:34 PM ET
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