White House pleased at funding progress

WASHINGTON, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- The White House thinks negotiations about keeping the federal government running are "moving in the right direction," press secretary Jay Carney said Monday.
Obama imposes sanctions against Libya

Obama imposes sanctions against Libya

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama Friday declared a state of emergency to impose unilateral sanctions on Libya for violence the Gadhafi regime has inflicted on its people.
Carney handles @PressSec handle next week

Carney handles @PressSec handle next week

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- White House press secretary Jay Carney takes over the last piece of the White House communications mosaic Monday when he assumes the official Twitter account.

Obamas to visit London in late May

WASHINGTON, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama plan to visit the United Kingdom on an official state visit in May, the White House said Thursday.
Gibbs in last week as WH spokesman

Gibbs in last week as WH spokesman

WASHINGTON, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- White House spokesman Robert Gibbs confirmed Monday this is his last week as press secretary before leaving the Obama administration.

Carney tapped as Obama's press secretary

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- President Obama will name Jay Carney as his new press secretary, succeeding Robert Gibbs, a senior administration official said Thursday.

Fleming, Flowers hurt in motorcade crash

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. Olympic champions Peggy Fleming and Vonetta Flowers were injured Sunday when a van in Vice President Joe Biden's motorcade crashed, a Biden spokesman said.
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Jay Carney
A reporter raises his hand to ask a question during the White House press briefing with Press Secretary Jay Carney, at the White House in Washington, February 17, 2011. UPI/Kevin Dietsch

James "Jay" Carney (born May 22, 1965) is an American journalist and President Barack Obama's second White House Press Secretary. Prior to his appointment as Press Secretary, replacing Robert Gibbs, he was director of communications to Vice President of the United States Joe Biden. Carney previously served as Washington Bureau Chief for Time magazine, a post he held from September 2005 until December 2008, and as a regular contributor in the "roundtable" segment of ABC News' This Week with George Stephanopoulos.

Carney was raised in Northern Virginia, attended high school at The Lawrenceville School in New Jersey, and earned a B.A. in Russian and Eastern European Studies from Yale University in 1987. He and his wife Claire Shipman (a senior correspondent for ABC News) live in Washington, D.C., with their son and daughter.

After being hired as a reporter for The Miami Herald in 1987, Carney joined Time magazine as its Miami Bureau Chief in 1989. Carney worked as a correspondent in Time's Moscow Bureau for three years, covering the collapse of the U.S.S.R.. He came to Washington in 1993 to report on the Bill Clinton White House.

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