- The Washington Times - Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Former White House press secretary Jay Carney has landed a job at CNN and will cover the president’s prime-time address to the nation Wednesday night.

Mr. Carney will make his first appearance on the cable news network Wednesday as his former boss outlines plans to defeat the Islamic State terrorist group.

“I’m thrilled to be joining CNN at a time when there is so much happening in the nation and the world,” Mr. Carney said in a statement.

He served as White House press secretary for Mr. Obama from 2011 to this spring. Before joining the administration, Mr. Carney was a reporter for Time magazine.

Along with television appearances, Mr. Carney will regularly contribute to CNN‘s politics website, the network said.

Sam Feist, CNN‘s Washington bureau chief, announced Mr. Carney‘s hiring on Wednesday.

Jay‘s unique experience as both a journalist and a White House press secretary make him an invaluable voice for the network as we cover the final two years of the Obama administration and look ahead to the coming campaigns,” Mr. Feist said in a statement. “We’re fortunate to have Jay on our air tonight to provide analysis and insight surrounding the president’s address to the nation.”

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