Former White House Press Secretary Jay Carney joins CNN as commentator

The former White House press secretary will start work at the network Wednesday night, analyzing the president's speech on action against ISIS in Iraq and Syria.

WASHINGTON: Former White House Press Secretary Jay Carney is joining CNN as a political commentator, the network said Wednesday morning.

Carney will begin working on-air Wednesday night as President Barack Obama addresses the nation about his plan for military action against the ISIS network in the Middle East.

He will also contribute to programs across the network and appear on political specials, the network said in a statement.

Carney announced his resignation as White House press secretary in May after three years in the role. He was previously communications director for Vice President Joe Biden and Washington bureau chief at Time. Carney has also worked for the Miami Herald.

Then-deputy press secretary Josh Earnest was promoted to replace Carney.

The announcement follows months of speculation about where Carney would land after stepping down as the White House’s top spokesman. In July, Bloomberg reported that he had talked with Apple about taking a communications job at the technology giant after an earlier report by Re/code said he was being pursued by both Apple and Uber.

Uber hired Carney’s one-time White House colleague, former Obama adviser David Plouffe, as its SVP of policy and strategy last month.


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