February 14th, 2011
12:32 PM ET
WASHINGTON (CNN) – Jay Carney officially took over as White House press secretary today as he traveled to and from Baltimore with President Obama aboard Marine One.
"So far, so good," Carney said Monday to reporters asking how his first day was going.
Carney, a former White House correspondent for Time, and communications director for Vice President Biden, takes over for Robert Gibbs who left to become an outside advisor to the White House.
But Carney will not formally meet the press on day one.
It’s not atypical for the president’s economic advisors to lead a briefing to discuss something as wonky as the budget. In fact the director of the OMB and chair of the Council of Economic Advisors briefed the press when the 2011 budget was released last February.
But then Carney’s predecessor Robert Gibbs did his own follow-up briefing later that afternoon, where he, along with taking questions on the budget, announced the Obamas would be traveling to Indonesia later that year.
This year, there is no briefing scheduled in the James S. Brady Briefing Room, and the White House Press Corps will have to wait another day to meet Jay Carney.
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