|Alma mater||Columbia University
Columbia School of International and Public Affairs
|Occupation||Good Morning America Senior national correspondent|
|Spouse(s)||Spencer Hurst (divorced)
Jay Carney (m. 2001)
Claire Shipman is an American television journalist, currently the senior national correspondent for the ABC program, Good Morning America. She also blogs at the website True/Slant. She is married to Jay Carney, President Barack Obama's White House Press Secretary.
Life and career
Shipman is the daughter of the late Morgan Shipman, Professor of Law at The Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law. She graduated from Worthington High School in Worthington, Ohio in 1980. In 2006, she was recognized by Worthington Schools as a Distinguished Alumni during Convocation. She is a 1986 graduate of Columbia College of Columbia University and also holds a master's degree from Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs. She is divorced from former CNN Moscow bureau chief Steve Hurst. She and her second husband, Jay Carney, have a son and a daughter. Carney is the current White House press secretary, having been appointed on January 27, 2011.
Shipman's broadcast career started with a decade-long stint at CNN. From 1997 to May 2001 Ms. Shipman served as White House Correspondent for NBC Nightly News and The Today Show. She joined ABC News in May 2001, and frequently contributes to other ABC News programs, such as World News Tonight and Nightline. She is a substitute anchor on both Good Morning America and World News Tonight, as well as a regular participant in the "roundtable" segment of ABC News' This Week with Christiane Amanpour. Before joining ABC News, she was a White House correspondent for NBC News.
On June 2, 2009, Harper Collins published Womenomics, a book written by Shipman and BBC World News America correspondent Katty Kay exploring the redefinition of success for working women based on recent trends of the value of women to the business world.
- Shear, Michael (January 27, 2011). "New White House Press Secretary Part of Makeover". The New York Times. Retrieved January 28, 2011.
- Claire Shipman (ABC news bio)