Claire Shipman

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Claire Shipman
Born (1962-10-04) October 4, 1962 (age 56)
Alma materColumbia University
Columbia School of International and Public Affairs
OccupationGood Morning America Senior national correspondent
Spouse(s)Steve Hurst (divorced)
Jay Carney (m. 1998)

Claire Shipman is an American television journalist, currently the senior national correspondent for ABC's Good Morning America. She is married to Jay Carney, President Barack Obama's former White House Press Secretary.[2]

Life and career[edit]

Shipman, born October 4, 1962, in Washington, D.C., is the daughter of the late Christie Armstrong and Morgan Enlow Shipman, Professor of Law at The Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law.[3] Her family was Methodist.[3] She graduated from Worthington High School in Worthington, Ohio, in 1980. In 2006, she was recognized by Worthington Schools as a Distinguished Alumna during Convocation.[citation needed] 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.[citation needed] She is divorced from former CNN Moscow bureau chief Steve Hurst.[citation needed] She and her second husband, Jay Carney, have a son and daughter. Carney was the White House press secretary from January 27, 2011, to June 20, 2014. She claims that her husband gave her no hint of the Bin Laden attack in Pakistan.[4]

Shipman's broadcast career started with a decade-long stint at CNN. From 1997 to May 2001 Shipman served as White House Correspondent for NBC News and appeared on NBC Nightly News and The Today Show.[5][full citation needed] 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.

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 in the value of women to the business world.[citation needed]

Additionally, she is co-author of the book The Confidence Code.


Shipman received a Peabody Award for her work covering the 1991 Soviet coup and the subsequent dissolution of the Soviet Union.


  1. ^ "Columbia College Today". 2001-10-15. Retrieved 2014-06-19.
  2. ^ Landler, Mark (May 30, 2014). "Journalist-Turned-Spokesman Resigns as Daily Voice of the White House". The New York Times. Retrieved June 2, 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Morgan Enlow Shipman". December 4, 2008.
  4. ^ Kurtz, Judy. (May 14, 2014) "ABC’s Claire Shipman: My husband kept me in the dark on bin Laden" In the Know. The Hill. Retrieved January 5, 2015.
  5. ^ Claire Shipman (ABC news bio)

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