James "Jay" Carney
(born May 22, 1965) is an American journalist
and President Barack Obama
's second White House Press Secretary
. Prior to his appointment as Press Secretary, replacing Robert Gibbs
, he was director of communications to Vice President of the United States Joe Biden
. Carney previously served as Washington Bureau Chief for Time magazine
, a post he held from September 2005 until December 2008, and as a regular contributor in the "roundtable" segment of ABC News
' This Week with George Stephanopoulos
Personal life and education
Carney was raised in Northern Virginia
, attended high school at The Lawrenceville School
in New Jersey, and earned a B.A. in Russian and Eastern European Studies from Yale University
in 1987. He and his wife Claire Shipman
(a senior correspondent for ABC News
) live in Washington, D.C.
, with their son and daughter.
After being hired as a reporter for The Miami Herald
in 1987, Carney joined Time
magazine as its Miami
Bureau Chief in 1989. Carney worked as a correspondent in Time'
Bureau for three years, covering the collapse of the U.S.S.R.
. He came to Washington in 1993 to report on the Bill Clinton
He has written and reported about the presidency of George W. Bush
, and was one of a handful of reporters who were aboard Air Force One
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