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James Carney was the former press secretary of the United States White House during the session of the former president of America, Barack Obama.
Jay Carney was the 28th press secretary of the White House who served from February 2011- June 2014. President Obama selected him to succeed Robert Gibbs on January 27, 2011.
James has also served as the communications director for the then vice-president Joe Biden before taking up the position of press secretary of the White House.
Jay Carney was the former Time Magazine correspondent and the bureau chief of Washington from 2005-2008. He was a frequent presence on talk shows like 'George Stephanopoulos Show' related to political issues for ABC News. On March 2, 2015, Jay Carney started his new role as the senior vice-president of Amazon, dealing with corporate affairs of global concerns. He is responsible for overseeing public relations of the Amazon businesses and public policies worldwide.
Jay is listed as a popular and rich journalist. According to sources, his net worth is around $10 million. He has earned his net worth through his career as a professional journalist.
According to White House data, the press secretary of the US White House, Carney, earned around $172,200 annually. Details about his current annual income are not known.
Details regarding his physical attributes of Jay are not available.
James Ferguson Carney was born on May 22, 1965. He is 57 years old as of 2022.
Jay Carney's birthplace is Washington DC, United States of America, and he was brought up in Northern Virginia. He had his basic high school education at Lawrenceville School, which is located in Lawrenceville, New Jersey. Jay graduated in European studies (Eastern) and Russian from Yale University. Information about his parents, siblings, and other personal details is not published anywhere.
Jay Carney is married to Claire Shipman, a former correspondent for NBC News, CNN, and ABC News. Claire Shipman is a best-selling author too. With his wife Claire Shipman and two children named Della Claire Carney and Hugo James Carney, the journalist lives in Washington DC.
Jay Carney started his career as a reporter for The Miami Herald. His job for the Miami Herald was the first job he took up after finishing his education at Yale University. Jay Carney then joined Time Magazine in 1988 as its bureau chief in Miami. After Carney was transferred to Moscow in the Russian bureau of Time Magazine, he was responsible for covering the collapse of the USSR (The Soviet Union, officially the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics) from 1990-1993.
Jay Carney, as a journalist, had the opportunity to report on the White House of former US President Bill Clinton's presidency from Washington DC. He also wrote about former US President Bush from 2001 onwards. Above all, he was among the few journalists who were on board Air Force One with former US President George W Bush during the 9/11 attack on September 11, 2001.
Following this, Jay Carney went back to Time Magazine as the bureau deputy chief of Washington from 2003-2005 and later as the bureau chief from the tenure from September 2005-December 2008.
Jay Carney left the private sector in 2008 and worked in government organizations until 2015. He was appointed as the director of communications on December 15, 2008, for Joe Biden, the then-elected vice president of the United States. On January 27, 2011, he was chosen as the second press secretary of the White House under former US President Barack Obama's administration. Jay Carney was selected as the replacement of Robert Gibbs, the former press secretary.
But on May 30, 2014, Barack Obama announced the resignation of Jay Carney and the appointment of Josh Earnest as his replacement during a press conference. Jay Carney continued as a senior political analyst at CNN from 2014-2015. Afterward, on March 2, 2015, he joined Amazon, the cloud computing and electronic commerce company.
Jay Carney serves as the board member of The Human Rights First.
Jay Carney won the award called Gerald.R.Ford for Distinguished Reporting About the President of America.
Jay is a hard-core fan of the rock band Guided By Voices.
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