A former White House press secretary is joining CNN as a political commentator. The Los Angeles Times’ Show Tracker reports that Jay Carney, who served as White House press secretary under Barack Obama for more than three years, is making the move.
Carney made his first appearance in his new position on Wednesday night, to coincide with President Obama’s prime-time address on his strategy for dealing with the Islamic State, the story reports. In the future, Carney will contribute to various programs and special political programming.
Carney left the White House in June, being replaced by Josh Earnest. Before his stint as press secretary, Carney served as director of communications for Vice President Joe Biden. He was previously Washington Bureau chief for Time magazine.
“Carney is the latest White House press secretary to make the switch to TV punditry. His predecessor, Robert Gibbs, joined MSNBC as a contributor after leaving the post, and Dana Perino, who served under President George W. Bush, is co-host of ‘The Five’ on Fox News, which she joined as a contributor in 2009,” the piece adds.