Moving up: Stephanie Cutter
January 27th, 2011
03:42 PM ET

Carney named White House press secretary

WASHINGTON (CNN) – Vice President Joe Biden's communications director, Jay Carney, was named the new White House press secretary Thursday as part of a series of other big staff moves announced by new Chief of Staff Bill Daley.

Carney, a former Time magazine reporter, will succeed Robert Gibbs as the most visible spokesman for President Barack Obama. Other White House aides who have been considered for press secretary include Bill Burton, Stephanie Cutter, Josh Earnest and Jen Psaki.

Several Democratic sources said that based on the private deliberations inside the White House, Carney was the clear front-runner for the job.

One of the sources said the job was "totally lined up for Jay" before Daley was named chief of staff this month. Then Daley reopened the process to more candidates to make sure they were making the right move, and that second round of considerations has come to a close with Carney at the top of the list, the source said.

Check out the complete story on CNN's Political Ticker.

Topics: Bill Burton • Robert Gibbs • The News • The Visuals • William Daley

soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. catie

    I find it interesting that liberals called Bachmans charts 4th grade.

    January 31, 2011 at 10:43 am |
  2. catie

    Dear CNN, your second picture is sort of eerie of Obama. I mean I dont care for him, but I dont think he is the devil. This is a very sinister look of his, brrr

    January 31, 2011 at 10:44 am |
  3. mickey

    he has to dump napalitano and holder,the country does not trust these two to the job that they are suppose to be doing.

    January 31, 2011 at 2:18 pm |