Sunday, February 13, 2011

Gibbs Last Day as Press Secretary

Jay Carney takes over Monday
White House Press Sec. Robert Gibbs
White House Press Sec. Robert Gibbs

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs wraps up his tenure as President Obama's spokesman today. His successor, Vice President Biden's communication director Jay Carney, takes over the podium next week.
After two years Robert Gibbs, White House Press Secretary for Pres. Obama, announced that he will step down on January 5th.  His resignation will take effect after today and will launch his new career as a Democratic consultant.  Along with former top White House advisors, David Axelrod and Jim Messina, Gibbs will work on Obama's re-election campaign. He will become a consultant to the re-election effort.
Jay Carney, a Time magazine veteran and communications director to Vice President Biden begins on Monday.  Carney joined the White House in 2009 and as a former journalist is well acquainted with many members of the White House press corps.

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