|28th White House Press Secretary|
February 11, 2011 – June 20, 2014
|Preceded by||Robert Gibbs|
|Succeeded by||Josh Earnest|
May 22, 1965
Washington, D.C., U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Claire Shipman (2001–present)|
|Alma mater||Yale University (BA)|
James "Jay" Carney (born May 22, 1965) is an American journalist.
Carney has worked for Amazon.com, Inc. as the Senior Vice President of Worldwide Corporate Affairs since 2 March 2015.
From 2014 to 2015, he worked as a Senior Political Analyst at CNN. He served as the 28th White House Press Secretary from 2011 to 2014, and his resignation was accepted by President Barack Obama on 30 May 2014.  From 2008 to 2011, he was Director of Communications for Vice President Joe Biden. He worked as the Time Magazine Washington Bureau Chief from 2005 to 2008, and was a regular contributor in the "roundtable" segment of This Week with George Stephanopoulos for ABC News.
Early life and education
Carney was raised in Northern Virginia, attended high school at The Lawrenceville School, a college preparatory boarding school in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, and earned a Bachelor's Degree cum laude in Russian and Eastern European Studies from Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, in 1987.
After working as a Reporter for The Miami Herald since 1987, Carney joined Time Magazine as the Miami Bureau Chief in 1989. He worked as a Correspondent in Time's Moscow Bureau for three years, covering the collapse of the U.S.S.R.. He transferred to Washington, D.C., in 1993 to report on the President Bill Clinton White House. He was Time Magazine's Washington Bureau Deputy Chief from 2003 to 2005, and the Bureau Chief from September 2005 until December 2008.
White House Press Secretary
On 27 January 2011, Carney was selected to become the Obama Administration's second White House Press Secretary. He was named the successor to previous White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs by White House Chief of Staff, William Daley. Carney was one of fourteen White House appointees announced by Daley on that day.
Carney has written and reported about the Presidency of George W. Bush, and was one of a few reporters who were aboard Air Force One with President George W. Bush on September 11, 2001. In 2003, he won the 2003 Gerald R. Ford Prize for Distinguished Reporting on the Presidency of the United States of America.
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