Murray, a veteran journalist, most recently served as a Capital Hill correspondent for The Washington Post. She is expected to start in April. Carney also had an extensive background in journalism and joined Biden's staff from a role as Washington bureau chief for Time magazine.
Biden said in a statement: "Shailagh's years of experience covering a broad array of issues ranging from domestic policy to foreign affairs make her uniquely positioned to lead our communications team. Her leadership and counsel will be invaluable to me, and to the entire administration."